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Family: Iran Has Set Date for New Trial of Imprisoned British-Iranian Woman

VOA – The British daily The Guardian has reported that authorities in Iran have set a date for the trial of British-Iranian citizen Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, citing the woman’s husband. Richard Ratcliffe told the newspaper that his wife will appear in court Dec. 10 to face charges of spreading propaganda. Zaghari-Ratcliffe, who was arrested in Tehran in April 2016, is serving …

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Iran Attempts to Deflect Responsibility in Criticizing UN Resolution on Country’s Human Rights Record

CHRI – Iran has responded to a draft UN resolution condemning the country’s human rights record by attempting to deflect responsibility and verbally criticizing the sponsors of the draft. After UN member states adopted the draft resolution by the UN’s Third Committee on Social, Humanitarian and Cultural Affair on November 14, 2017, the country’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Ghasemi accused …

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Iran’s Snapp Taxi App Violates User Privacy Rights by Spying on Users’ Phone Data

CHRI – On November 21, 2017, the users of an Iranian transportation app known as Snapp received a notification that they would no longer be able to use the app unless they deleted the Waze navigation app from their phone. The ban on Waze, ordered by Iran’s Prosecutor General Mohammad Jafar Montazeri, is a major violation of personal privacy rights …

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Intelligence Ministry Pressures Two Sunni Rouhani Campaign Managers to Halt Peaceful Advocacy Efforts

“Does Mr. Rouhani know what his Intelligence Ministry is up to?” Within the course of the same week, two Sunni Muslim politicians were warned by Iran’s Intelligence Ministry to stop advocating for Sunni Muslims rights, especially the inclusion of Sunnis in the president’s cabinet, the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI) has learned. Hasel Daseh, a Kurdish Sunni former …

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Iranian media: Sochi summit step toward ‘new Middle East’

Al- Monitor – On Nov. 22, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani traveled to the Russian Black Sea city of Sochi for a trilateral meeting with his Russian and Turkish counterparts. The summit has been described as highly important for the future of Syria, particularly given the three leaders’ call for a Syrian congress to be formed to discuss the future of …

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