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Iran: Authorities refuse to release Canadian-Iranian academic’s body for independent autopsy in “callous cover-up”

Amnesty – In response to reports that the Iranian authorities have said they will refuse to release the body of the Canadian-Iranian academic Kavous Seyed-Emami to his family unless there is an immediate burial and no attempt to conduct an independent autopsy, Magdalena Mughrabi, Amnesty international’s Deputy Director for the Middle East and Africa said: “The authorities’ refusal to allow …

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Iran, Azerbaijan warm up ties after years of frost

Al-Monitor – The collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 was followed by the independence of several states in the Caucasus, including the Republic of Azerbaijan. While the newfound Azerbaijani state has not enjoyed warm ties with Iran, this trend appears to be changing as the two countries move closer to one another. The absence of close ties between Tehran …

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Rouhani suggests direct public vote to end political gridlock

Al-Monitor – During a speech marking the 39th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani called for a direct vote to end moments of political gridlock within the country, a controversial move that is certain to anger the country’s hard-liners. Citing a mostly unknown constitutional article, Rouhani said, “If we have differences, we must refer to Article 59 …

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Iran beats Australia to finish third at 2018 Men’s Indoor Hockey World Cup

PayvandNews – The Iran men’s national field hockey team has defeated the Australian squad at the 2018 Men’s Indoor Hockey World Cup in Germany to claim the third place overall at the end of the prestigious international tournament. On Sunday, the Iranian outfit thrashed Australia 5-0 in the bronze medal game, which was staged at the multi-purpose Max-Schmeling-Halle arena in the German …

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HOW A ROCK STAR OF IRANIAN DIGITAL ACTIVISM BUILT A CULTURE OF MISOGYNY AND FEAR

theverge – The news came down on Thanksgiving Day. ASL19 founder Ali Karimzadeh Bangi, one of the leading lights of the expat Iranian digital rights community, appeared in court on charges of sexual assault and forcible imprisonment. The following day, he would be forced to cut ties with ASL19 entirely. For many in civil society groups, the court appearance came …

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