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HUNGER-STRIKING ACTIVIST IN POOR HEALTH IN EVIN

Amnesty – Iranian prisoner of conscience Ali Shariati is in poor health in Evin Prison, 67 days into an ongoing hunger strike against his imprisonment. He has been sentenced to five years in prison for his peaceful activism, including his participation in peaceful protests condemning a series of acid attacks against women in 2014. View report in English: https://www.amnesty.org/download/Documents/MDE1354292017ENGLISH.pdf

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Conservative Tehran MP to Judiciary: Review Case of Political Prisoner on Hunger Strike

Radiozamaneh – Wave of Hunger Strikes Highlights Prisoners’ Plights Conservative member of Parliament Ali Motahari has publicly asked the Judiciary to review the case of ailing political prisoner Ali Shariati, who has been on hunger strike for more than two months in Evin Prison. The Tehran MP made the call after a 71-day hunger strike by imprisoned rights activist Arash …

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Nobel Laureate’s Call for Resignation of Iran’s Judiciary Chief Puts Spotlight on Rampant Judicial Abuses

Iranhumanrights.org —The call for the resignation of Iran’s top judicial official, Sadegh Larijani, by the prominent Iranian human rights lawyer and Nobel Laureate Shirin Ebadi, has brought renewed attention on the systematic abuses of rights committed by Iran’s Judiciary. Ebadi’s January 4 statement comes during a wave of life-threatening hunger strikes by political prisoners in Iran desperate to draw attention to their unlawful imprisonment and ill-treatment. …

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Deciphering Iran’s sudden currency fluctuations

Al-monitor – Recent fluctuations in the free market rate of the Iranian rial have caused concerns within the country’s business community that the currency may experience a sharp decline in value due to economic and political upheavals. AUTHOR Bijan Khajehpour The Iranian economy has been operating with a multitiered exchange rate system for the past three decades. Currently, there are two official …

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Rohani Corruption Spat Could Herald Rough-And-Tumble Iranian Presidential Campaign

RFL/RE – President Hassan Rohani has traded barbs with hard-line officials from Iran’s judiciary in a highly public spat in which each side appears determined to tar the other with accusations of corruption in an election year. The feud appears to have been smoldering since the president’s rise to power in 2013 on calls for reform and the arrest of …

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