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Editor Says He Was Wrongly Sentenced to Prison for Posting MP’s Sexist Comments Online

Iranhumanrights.org – Hamed Ataee, a news editor from northwestern Iran who has been sentenced to four months in prison for posting a rumor online, says he was actually convicted for posting a video of a member of Parliament (MP) disparaging the presence of women in politics. Ataee has denied posting the video, which shows MP Nader Ghazipour, who was running …

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How Iran’s religious singers help frame the war in Syria

Al-monotor – Religious singers, “maddahan,” occupy a unique place in Iran’s political landscape. They serve as eulogists and are called upon to perform at religious gatherings, such as those during the month of Muharram, when Shiite Muslims mourn the martyrdom of Hussein, their third imam and Prophet Muhammad’s grandson. Of interest, maddahan have increasingly become a powerful political class of …

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Stars of Tomorrow: Iran’s Mobina Nejad Katesari

PayvadNews – Nobody can confirm whether or not if it is a world record, but everybody in Burnaby is talking about it: The incredible run by Iran’s Mobina Nejad Katesari on Day 1 of the 2016 WTF World Taekwondo Junior Championships. Over a day of fighting that ended with her being crowned world champion in the female -42kg category, she …

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US President Obama seeks to fortify Iran deal before leaving office: Officials

PayvandNews – The administration of US President Barack Obama is planning to take measures in its last months in office to “strengthen” a multi-lateral nuclear deal with Iran, amid the probability that an incoming American president and his hawkish possible appointees may act to undermine the international agreement and the US stature as a result, American officials say. Senior Obama …

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Stairway to Heaven: Iranian Artist’s Mural Turns Heads

VOA – In a canyon walled by drab gray and brown high-rises, a ragged line of men, women and children hold red helium balloons, ascending a staircase that ends in a spiral at an opening in the roof, where a single giant balloon slips into the blue sky. Two people at the top lift their heads in wonder. Seen by …

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