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8 Political Prisoners on Hunger Strike in 3 Different Prisons

HRANA News Agency – Eight political prisoners in Evin prison of Tehran, Rajai Shahr prison in Karaj and central prison of Tabriz have gone on hunger strike. Their condition is reported critical. Vahid Sayadi Nasir, Arash Sadeghi, Ali Shariati and Amir (Ali) Amirgholi all in Evin Prison and Morteza Moradpour in Central Prison of Tabriz. And also Foad Rezazadeh has gone …

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The remilitarization of Iran’s Basij

Al-monitor – At the Dec. 11 ceremony to introduce Gholamhossein Gheybparvar as the new head of Iran’s paramilitary Basij, Gen. Mohammad Shirazi, the head of military affairs at the Office of the Supreme Leader, recounted that Ayatollah Ali Khamenei realized that a number of “ill-tempered” individuals were angry with Gheybparvar when he visited the southern city of Shiraz. In Shirazi’s …

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Iranian conservatives unveil candidates ahead of 2017 presidential vote

Al-monitor – As Iran approaches its May 29 presidential election, conservatives are striving to reach a consensus over a single candidate. However, it looks like they have a very long and difficult road ahead in achieving this objective as various conservative parties have been unveiling their preferred candidates. AUTHOR Rohollah Faghihi On Dec. 16, Mostafa Mirsalim, the former minister of …

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Protestant Church Property Confiscated in Iran by Khamenei-Supervised Organization

Iranhumanrights.org – The largest Persian-speaking Protestant community in Iran, Jama’at-e Rabbani, has announced that it has been stripped of its ownership of Sharon Gardens, a large and valuable piece of real estate in the city of Karaj, by an organization operating under the supervision of Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei. “They have simply charged the community with espionage and convicted them …

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Iran Says It Wants UN Help to Build Nuclear-powered Vessels

VOA – Iran is asking the International Atomic Energy Agency for advice and assistance in developing a fleet of nuclear-powered ships, according to reports Sunday on Iranian government websites. The websites say the request was made during a visit to Tehran by IAEA Director General Yukiyo Amano to monitor Iran’s compliance with a landmark agreement curtailing its nuclear weapons in …

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