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Iran Election Faces Ballot Secrecy Issues, Technical Disruptions

Iranwire – As Iran’s presidential election kicked off on June 28, the day was marked by several controversies and technical challenges.  The election headquarters spokesperson announced a ban on publishing images of ballot papers, citing Article 10 of the Presidential Election Law, which mandates secret voting. Despite this prohibition, some social media users shared pictures of their ballots following an …

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Iranian Women Barred from Voting for Hijab Violations

Iranwire – As Iran commenced its presidential election on Friday, women without the mandatory hijab or those deemed to be donning “bad hijab” by government standards were denied entry to polling stations, witnesses said.  Such enforcement was particularly noted at locations such as the Hosseiniyeh Ershad polling station, where officials reportedly allowed entry only to women wearing the Islamic Republic’s …

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‘No Legitimacy’: Iranian Students Call for Presidential Poll Boycott

Iranwire – A group of students from Allameh University in the Iranian capital Tehran has issued a statement calling for a boycott of the presidential elections. The students argue that the election “has absolutely no legitimacy and meaning,” describing it as merely a competition between hardliners and reformists. In their critique, the students particularly target reformists, stating that they “do …

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Iran begins voting in presidential election with limited choices

VOA – Iranians started voting on Friday for a new president following the death of Ebrahim Raisi in a helicopter crash, choosing from a tightly controlled group of four candidates loyal to the supreme leader, at a time of growing public frustration. Polls opened at 8 a.m. (0430 GMT) and close at 6 p.m. (1430 GMT) but are usually extended …

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US sanctions Iran over nuclear escalations, petroleum transport

VOA – The United States on Thursday issued fresh sanctions targeting Iran in response to “continued nuclear escalations,” U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said in a statement. “Over the past month, Iran has announced steps to further expand its nuclear program in ways that have no credible peaceful purpose,” Blinken said. “We remain committed to never letting Iran obtain …

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