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Iranian Students Undergo Face Scanning at Universities

Iranwire – A week after the reopening of Iranian universities, reports from independent student sources indicate a trend of increasing security pressures and the widening scope of repression in universities.  A report published on the Amirkabir Newsletter Telegram channel, which covers news related to this university, said that one day after the professors of the Sharif University Professors Union were …

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Workers in Iran Sentenced for Demanding their Rights Be Respected

Iranwire – It has been reported that an Iranian court sentenced 17 workers to fines and flogging for protesting last year the management practices of their employer, the state-owned Iran National Steel Industrial Group, and their employment status. According to the semi-official Iranian Labor News Agency (ILNA), the Revolutionary Court of the southern city of Ahvaz ordered the workers to …

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Shargh Reporter Arrested in Tehran

Iranwire – Iran’s Shargh newspaper says security forces arrested one of its reporters on October 2.  It said that Maryam Lotfi was taken into custody after visiting Fajr Air Force Hospital to report on the situation of a girl who had lost consciousness in the Tehran subway.  According to some reports, a high school girl was sent to the hospital …

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Iran Says It Opposes ‘Geopolitical Changes’ in Caucasus

VOA – Iran said Monday it opposes any “geopolitical changes” in the Caucasus, where it has long been angered over Azerbaijan’s desire to set up a transport link along the Armenian-Iranian border. Foreign ministry spokesperson Nasser Kanani, while voicing support for Azerbaijan’s reclamation of the separatist Nagorno-Karabakh region last month, said Tehran is “against making geopolitical changes in the region …

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Saudi-Iran soccer match canceled over Qasem Soleimani statue row

Al-Monitor – A Saudi soccer team refused to play an Iranian squad on Monday, reportedly due to a statue on the sidelines depicting slain Iranian commander Gen. Qasem Soleimani, an indication of the continued complexities of Iran-Saudi relations. What happened: The Saudi soccer team Al-Ittihad was in the Iranian city of Isfahan for a match against the Iranian club Sepahan at Naghsh-e …

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