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‘I get threats, I get sworn at’: Iran’s taboo-busting female standup star

Guardian – Zeynab Mousavi has found fame in country where standup comedy is relatively new and where being a female performer is frowned upon i Zeynab Mousavi: ‘The most difficult thing is to go on stage and tell viewers that I’m not [performing as] a woman, nor an Iranian, nor a Muslim, I’m not even pretty, nothing,. I’m just a …

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Former Iranian President Ahmadinejad Battling With Powerful Judiciary

RFL/RE – Iran’s chief prosecutor says authorities will soon issue an “appropriate” response to an ultimatum made by former President Mahmud Ahmadinejad to the country’s powerful judiciary. Prosecutor-General Hojatoleslam Mohammad Jafar Montazeri said on December 18 that the judiciary will issue its response to Ahmadinejad “within a day or two.” Ahmadinejad issued a 48-hour deadline for the judiciary on December …

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Iran Says Trump Cannot Cause Collapse of Nuclear Deal

VOA – Iran said on Tuesday U.S. President Donald Trump cannot cause its nuclear deal with six major powers to collapse. “The nuclear deal will not collapse… Those who hope that Trump will cause its collapse, are wrong,” Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said in a speech broadcast live on State TV. In October, Trump declined to certify that Iran was …

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Iran’s Judiciary Should Free Labor Activist Reza Shahabi Who Suffered Stroke

CHRI —The Iranian judiciary should immediately free ailing trade unionist Reza Shahabi, who recently suffered a stroke in Rajaee Shahr Prison, and allow him to receive full medical attention, the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI) said in a statement today. Shahabi, a board member of the Union of Workers of the Tehran and Suburbs Bus Company (UWTSBC), was …

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Forced Confession of Academic on Death Row in Iran Has No Legitimacy

CHRI – Islamic Republic Has Long History of Forcing False Confessions in Politically Motivated Cases December 18, 2017—The forced confession broadcast December 17 on Iranian state TV and used to validate the death sentence against Ahmadreza Djalili is completely illegitimate and in no way validates the unlawful judicial process used to convict the Iranian-born Swedish resident on espionage charges. The …

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