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Millions of Shia Muslims observe Ashura worldwide

PayvandNews – Millions of Shia Muslims in Iran and other parts of the world are commemorating Ashura, which marks the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein (PBUH), the third Shia Imam. The faithful have converged on the streets and in mosques with heavy hearts to honor Ashura, the 10th day of the first month of the Islamic lunar calendar Muharram, which …

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Iran: 22-year-old Iranian Kurdish woman faces imminent execution after grossly unfair trial

Amnesty – The Iranian authorities must urgently halt their plans to execute Zeinab Sekaanvand, a 22-year-old Iranian-Kurdish woman who was arrested when she was just 17-years-old and convicted of the murder of her husband after a grossly unfair trial, Amnesty International said today. She is due to be executed by hanging as soon as 13 October. “Iran’s continued use of …

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Five reasons Rouhani will be president for another term

Al-monitor — Former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s attempt at a political comeback came to an abrupt end following his reported Aug. 30 meeting with the supreme leader. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei reportedly told Ahmadinejad that his provincial tours in recent months were inappropriate and that his candidacy in the May 2017 presidential election would be divisive, thus effectively barring him from …

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Imprisoned Editor Hospitalized After 18-Day Hunger Strike – Open Letter Disproves Judicial Claim About Prisoners’ Rights Imprisoned newspaper editor Ehsan Mazandarani, who recently wrote an open letter disproving a judicial official’s claim about prisoners’ rights, was rushed from Evin Prison to a hospital outside the prison on October 9, 2016 following an 18-day hunger strike. “My client is eligible for conditional release because he has served …

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Soccersanct: Iran To Keep It ‘Religious’ At World Cup Qualifier

PayvandNews – Stymied in their effort to reschedule a qualifier match for soccer’s 2018 World Cup, Iranian officials are guaranteeing to uphold “religious norms” in connection with a major Shi’ite mourning festival when their national team meets South Korea this week in Tehran. They predict huge black banners covering parts of Azadi Stadium, backup players clad in black, and dirges …

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