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Five Gonabadi Dervishes Arrested in Iran Amid Ongoing Persecution Campaign

Iranhumanrights.org – Five dervishes of the Sufi Gonabadi Order were arrested in the southern Iranian city of Dezful on December 13, 2016 after obeying a summons to appear at the prosecutor’s office, their lawyer Kasra Nouri told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran. Gholamreza Abarkar, Masoud Majdinasab, Hassan Diapour, Ghassem Manegari and Mohammad Maleki had been summoned for …

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Iran’s New Basij Militia Commander More Militaristic Than His Predecessor

Iranhumanrights.org -The appointment of ultra-conservative hardliner Gholam-Hossein Gheibparvar as the new commander of Iran’s Basij, a volunteer militia under the authority of the Revolutionary Guards, has raised fears of increased intimidation and repression of anyone deemed guilty of political dissent. Brigadier General Gheibparvar believes, in contrast to the Constitution, that the Revolutionary Guards holds the authority to interfere in all aspects …

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Iran balks at ‘new’ British policy toward Persian Gulf region

Al-monitor — In her appearance before the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) summit on Dec. 7, UK Prime Minister Theresa May called for deeper military cooperation with members of the Arab bloc and said the United Kingdom and its allies must work together to counter “Iran’s aggressive regional actions.” In this vein, she told leaders of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, …

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TEDxTehran 2016: “Good Morning Tehran”

PayvandNews -Our lives in Tehran and worldwide is in constant motion. Time is always in transition. This was a reflection of TEDxTehran theme the past three years. We began with our city, Tehran En Route, heading towards an inflection point, The Verge of a Breakthrough that gave way to A New Paradigm. So what comes right after this journey to …

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Qeshm Island in Persian Gulf to host Global Geoparks Network workshop in 2017

PayvandNews – The Iranian island of Qeshm in Persian Gulf will play host to Global Geoparks Network Workshop for Middle East Region, which will be held from April 24 to 26, 2017. map of Qeshm Geopark Founded in 2004 as an international partnership developed under the umbrella of UNESCO, the GGN seeks to promote professional management of global geoparks and …

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