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Iranian Lawmakers Raise Thresholds Triggering Death Penalty For Some Drug Offenses

RFL/RE – Iran’s parliament has ended the death penalty for certain drug violations, raising the thresholds that can trigger capital punishment in a move that could prevent thousands from being executed. The long-awaited amendment to drug trafficking laws was approved on August 13 after months of debate and must still be ratified by the powerful clerical body, the Guardians Council, and …

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Iran’s Khamenei names conservative cleric to arbitration body

Al-Arabia – Iran’s supreme leader has appointed a conservative cleric to head a council that mediates disputes between government bodies, Iranian state TV reported on Monday. The TV said Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei named Ayatollah Mahmoud Hashemi Shahroudi as the new chief of the arbitration body – known as the Expediency Council – for the next five years. Shahroudi replaces …

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With Eye on Telegram, Internet Body Says All Social Media Apps Must Store Data Inside Iran

CHRI – To improve Iran’s ability to monitor and censor online content and user activity, the country’s Supreme Cyberspace Council (SCC) has ruled that all foreign social media networks must store domestic traffic data inside Iran. The SCC, which sets internet policy in Iran, has no path to force foreign social media apps to comply with the legally binding ruling. Rather, …

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Journalist Sasan Aghaei With Iranian Reformist Etemad Daily Detained

RFL/RE – Iranian journalist Sasan Aghaei has reportedly been arrested. The charges against Aghaei, who works for the reformist daily Etemad, are not clear. @SasanAghaei The opposition site Kalameh reports that Aghaei was taken away by security forces on the afternoon of August 12 from Etemad’s offices of in the Iranian capital. Later, Aghaei’s home was searched and he was transferred …

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AI Researcher And Fuzzy Logic Founder Lotfi Aliasker Zadeh Passes Away

PayvandNews – The founder of fuzzy logic and University of Tehran graduate Lotfi Aliasker Zadeh has passed away. Mathematician and artificial intelligence scientist Lotfi Zadeh died on Saturday several days after it was reported that his health was severely deteriorating. He was born in 1921 in Baku to an Iranian Azerbaijani father from Ardabil and a Russian Jewish mother, who was also an …

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