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IRAN: REPRESSION OF THOSE SEEKING TRUTH AND JUSTICE FOR 1980S KILLINGS NEEDS TO STOP

Amnesty – In this joint statement, 20 human rights groups call on the Iranian authorities to stop the harassment, intimidation and prosecution of human rights defenders seeking truth and justice on behalf of individuals who were summarily executed or forcibly disappeared during the 1980s and their families. Over the past few months, several human rights defenders have been subjected to …

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Judiciary Refusing to Release Ailing Baha’i Leader Imprisoned in Iran for Nine Years

Iranhumanrights.org – Behrouz Tavakkoli, an elderly former Baha’i community leader who has spent nearly nine years in prison for his faith, is legally eligible for early release, but his requests for a case review are being ignored.   His son, Naim Tavakkoli, told the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI) that his father, a 64-year-old former member of the …

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Imprisoned Spiritual Leader Facing the Death Penalty Again for His Personal Beliefs

Iranhumanrights.org – Imprisoned spiritual thinker Mohammad Ali Taheri has again been tried for the charge of “corruption on earth” despite being cleared of the same charge in 2015, his sister Azardokht Taheri told the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI). If convicted, the founder of the banned Erfan-e Halgheh spiritual group could be issued the death penalty. “We are …

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Iran’s Rouhani moves to form campaign headquarters

Al-monitor – Iran’s moderate President Hassan Rouhani has conclusively put an end to talk of whether he will seek re-election. In the past months, rumors were circulating in political circles and social networks about Rouhani’s unwillingness to run in the May 19 presidential elections. This rumored unwillingness wasn’t due to his reluctance to seek a second term, but rather over …

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Allure of riches draws young Iranians to network marketing

Al-monitor  — During the past few years, network marketing has become a popular occupation among the youth in Iran. Having successfully managed to distance themselves from controversy involving pyramid schemes, these network marketing firms operate with all necessary licenses and permits. AUTHOR Saeid Jafari As a business model, network marketing has been present in Iran since 2009. To generate substantial …

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