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Iran Disrupts IS Plot to Bomb Religious Commemorations, State Media Says

VOA – Iran has disrupted an Islamic State bombing plot targeting the Shi’ite religious commemoration of Ashoura, according to state media reports on Thursday. “Intelligence ministry agents, with the cooperation of other security forces, succeeded to defuse one of the anti-security plots of the ‘takfiri’ terrorist groups and prevent an inhuman crime in the ceremonies,” Intelligence Minister Mahmoud Alavi said, …

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Iranian schoolgirls allegedly flogged after their parents failed to pay £7 tuition fees

IBTimes – A group of Iranian schoolgirls were reportedly flogged because their parents owed less than £7 ($8.50) in tuition fees. At least 10 girls are believed to have been punished by education authorities in the Mokhtarabad village in the country’s southern province of Kerman when it discovered their families could not afford to pay 30,000 toumans in fees. The students …

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Is Turkey ditching Saudi Arabia for Iran?

Al-monitor — In recent years, tension between Iran and Turkey has been rooted in differences over regional developments rather than bilateral disagreements. Indeed, if one reviews the exchanges between the two neighbors during the past two decades, one can see that clashing policy toward regional issues has been virtually the only source of conflict. Now, however, more than five years …

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Seven Years Later No Official Held Accountable for 5 Deaths and Torture of Dozens at Kahrizak  

Iranhumanrighst.org – Families of the detainees who died after they were tortured in the Kahrizak Detention Center in 2009 and survivors have told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran that their quest for justice has gotten nowhere. Some of the cases brought by the families resulted in the conviction of low-level agents while other cases were closed with …

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Woman Sentenced to 6 years in Prison for Unpublished Story and Facebook Posts Rejects Prison Summons

Iranhumanrights.org – Four months after her husband was unexpectedly forced to begin serving his 19-year prison sentence for his peaceful activism, Golrokh Ebrahimi Iraee has refused to abide by a verbal order via telephone to report to Evin Prison to begin serving a six-year prison sentence for writing an unpublished story about burning the Koran and for her Facebook posts. …

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