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Reformist Newspapers Criticize Guardian Council’s Decision to Ban Religious Minorities From Elections

CHRI – A photograph of Sepanta Niknam, who was suspended from the Yazd City Council for being a member of the Zoroastrian faith, on the front page of the reformist Bahar newspaper. Several reformist newspapers in Iran have criticized a senior Muslim Shia theologian for supporting the suspension of a city council member on the grounds that he is Zoroastrian—a religious …

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Hundreds of Iranian Rights Activists Call on Political Prisoner Mohammad Nazari to End Hunger Strike

CHRI – More than 700 Iranian political and civil rights activists have called on one of Iran’s longest serving political prisoners to end his life-threatening hunger strike. In an open letter sent to the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI) on October 24, 2017, the political and civil rights activists expressed concern over Nazari’s deteriorating health and assured him, “your …

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Man Imprisoned on Nuclear Program Related Espionage Charges on Hunger Strike

CHRI – Alireza Golipour has been imprisoned since 2012 for allegedly passing on information about Iran’s Natanz nuclear site to US officials. Refusing food in Tehran’s Evin Prison since October 12, 2017, Alireza Golipour is in poor health, his lawyer informed the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI). “He’s on hunger strike because his legal situation is unclear,” said Golipour’s attorney Azita …

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Iranian academics clash on how to deal with Trump

Al-monitor — When it comes to Iran, Oct. 13 was the moment of truth for the president of the United States. Although Donald Trump had twice certified Iran’s compliance with the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) since taking office, he decertified the nuclear deal, saying it didn’t meet congressional requirements. While he technically did not scrap the JCPOA, the move has sparked different reactions …

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Iran: Trump requested Rouhani meeting in New York

Al-Monitor – According to Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Ghassemi, US President Donald Trump requested a bilateral meeting with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in New York during this year’s United Nations General Assembly meeting in September. Iran rebuffed the request. Mehdi Fazaeli, a conservative analyst and former managing director at Fars News Agency, broke the story with an Oct. 29 article on the alleged request. According to Fazaeli, the request came one day after Trump’s …

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