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Activist Imprisoned in Iran for Protesting Against Acid Attacks on Hunger Strike – Ali Shariati, who was imprisoned in 2015 for participating in a demonstration in front of Parliament against acid attacks on women, has gone on hunger strike “in protest against his forced return to prison to serve a sentence that has no legal basis,” said his mother, Shayesteh-ol-Sadat Shahidi. “My son has always been a supporter of [President Hassan Rouhani’s] …

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Iranian judiciary chief calls out Rouhani over press freedom

Al-monitor – Judiciary chief Ayatollah Sadegh Larijani’s latest remarks on freedom of the press in Iran featured on almost every front page in the country Nov. 8, and heated the debate that emerged with the opening of the Press Exhibition in Tehran on Nov. 4. . AUTHOR Changiz M. Varzi “Some pressure us by asking, ‘Why don’t you shut down …

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Iranian researchers win Best Robot Design at ICSR 2016

PayvandNews – Iranian researchers at Sharif University of Technology won the top prize of innovations competition at the 8th International Conference on Social Robotics, Kansas City, US. The project ‘Abrbot’ which is a robot for educating and informing children on optimal water usage won the Best Robot Design at the 8th International Conference on Social Robotics (ICSR 2016) that was …

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Two Prisoners At Imminent Danger Of Execution In Western Iran

IRAN HUMAN RIGHTS –  Two prisoners are scheduled to be executed in the coming days at Qorve prison in the Iranian Kurdistan province. The prisoners have met with their families for the last time and have been transferred to solitary confinement prior to the execution, according to reports by Iran Human Rights (IHR) sources. The prisoners are identified as Mohammad Rasoul …

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Controversy flares over opening of EU office in Iran

Al-monitor – Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Majid Takht-Ravanchi announced that the legal process for opening a European Union office in Tehran remains ongoing, but his own ministry’s spokesman denied the report. In a Nov. 6 interview with the Iranian Labor News Agency, Takht-Ravanchi said that with improving relations with the EU, “It is now crucial to open the EU office in the …

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