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Four Prisoners Including Afghan Citizens Hanged on Drug Charges

Iran Human Rights –  Four prisoners, including two Afghan citizens, were reportedly hanged at Taybad Prison (Razavi Khorasan province, northeastern Iran) on drug related charges. According to a report by the human right news agency HRANA, the executions were carried out on Wednesday January 18. The report identifies one of the prisoners as Habib Khazayi. The names of the other …

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Poll: Iranians Dissatisfied With Rouhani on High Priority Issues of Democracy and Civil Rights

Iranhumanrights.org – A survey of public opinion in Iran conducted in the last quarter of 2016 shows that even though a large majority of Iranians (75%) rated advancing democracy and protecting personal and civil rights among their highest priorities in 2015, 70% of Iranians said they were “dissatisfied” with their government’s handling of these issues in 2016. The results of …

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Civil Rights Activist Sentenced to Seven Years in Prison at 10-Minute Mass Trial Released

Iranhumanrighst.org – Revolutionary Guards Pressured Judiciary for Harsh Sentences Civil rights advocate Aso Rostami—whose initial mass trial with three other activists lasted “barely 10 minutes”—was released from Rajaee Shahr Prison in Karaj on January 15, 2017 at the end of his two-year prison sentence for engaging in peaceful activism. He was initially sentenced to seven years, but the term was …

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Hardliners Pressuring Rouhani to Ban Popular Telegram App, This Time for 2017 Election

Iranhumanrights.org – The Campaign for Human Rights in Iran has learned that Tehran Prosecutor Abbas Jafari Dowlatabadi has called on President Hassan Rouhani to block access to Telegram, Iran’s most widely used messaging application, ahead of the upcoming presidential election scheduled for May 19, 2017. Rouhani has yet to respond to the request, an informed source told the Campaign, but …

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In death, Iran’s conservatives take ownership of Rafsanjani

Al-monitor – In death, Ayatollah Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani was able achieve something that had eluded him the last decade of his life: favorable coverage from Iran’s conservative and state-run media. Watching their effusive coverage of Rafsanjani’s funeral, one could easily forget that these outlets had spent the better part of the last decade committed to destroying the elder statesman’s …

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