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Iran Opposition Figure Karrubi Ends Hunger Strike

RFL/RE – Iranian opposition figure Mehdi Karrubi, who has been under house arrest for more than six years, has ended a hunger strike, his son says. Mohammad Taghi Karrubi tweeted on August 17 that his father called off the strike after authorities promised to withdraw security agents from his home. Karrubi began a hunger strike on August 16, demanding a public …

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Iranian Government Responds to the Demand of the Hunger Striking Opposition Leader

Radiozamaneh – Government of Hassan Rouhani has responded to the demands of Mehdi Karroubi, an opposition leader who was on hunger strike in house arrest. Karroubi is demanding life without surveillance and presence of security officer as well as a public trial. As such the ailing 80-year-old has ended his hunger strike which has sent him to the intensive care unit …

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Eight Prisoners Hanged in One Day in Iran’s Rajai Shahr Prison

Iran Human Rights  -Eight prisoners were hanged in one day in Rajai Shahr Prison while another prisone.  On Wednesday August 16, eight prisoners were reportedly hanged at Karaj’s Rajai Shahr Prison on murder charges. Another prisoner was reportedly transferred to solitary confinement in preparation for his execution. According to close sources, the names of five of the eight prisoners executed are: …

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IRAN: FURTHER INFORMATION: HARASSMENT OF DISSIDENT IRANIAN CLERIC MUST END: SEYED HOSSEIN KAZEMEINI BOROUJERDI

Amnesty – Dissident Iranian cleric Seyed Hossein Kazemeini Boroujerdi has faced continued intimidation and death threats by the Iranian authorities since his release from prison on 4 January. He is under 24 hour surveillance and has effectively been placed under house arrest. He is critically ill, and could be returned to prison at any time. View report in English: http://www.amnesty.org/download/Documents/MDE1369422017ENGLISH.pdf

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Iranians mock Rouhani over explanation for no female ministers

Al-monitor – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s reasoning for not appointing any female ministers to his Cabinet — as he had promised he would in the May presidential election — has prompted a backlash from his supporters. AUTHOR Al-Monitor Staff On Aug. 15, the moderate Rouhani defended his proposed list of ministers to members of parliament and tried to persuade them to vote in favor of his Cabinet. “I will tell all the ministers …

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