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Iran Says Trump Should ‘Stick’ To Nuclear Deal

RFL/RE – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says U.S. President-elect Donald Trump should remain committed to the nuclear deal signed between world powers and Tehran. During his campaign, Trump had pledged to “tear up” the nuclear agreement, which he called “one of the worst deals I’ve ever seen negotiated.” “Every U.S. president has to understand the realities of today’s …

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Iran Authorities Carry Out ‘Eye for an Eye’ Blinding Punishment on Eve of Human Rights Talks with EU

Iran Human Rights – Official Iranian media, including ISNA, have reported on a blinding punishment sentence carried out on Tuesady November 8 in one of the prisons near Tehran. Iranian authorities blinded both of the eyes of a man from Qorveh (Kurdistan province), identified as “Mohammad Reza”, for allegedly throwing lime into the face of his four-year-old niece in the …

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Iran: Musicians and activists launch campaign to free jailed artists

Amnesty – Amnesty International and renowned Iranian music band Kiosk are calling on artists and members of the public around the world to join a #FreeArtists campaign to demand that Iran immediately and unconditionally release jailed artists, including a musician and a filmmaker who are on hunger strike in Tehran’s Evin Prison. The brothers, musician Mehdi Rajabian and filmmaker Hossein Rajabian, are …

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Activist Imprisoned in Iran for Protesting Against Acid Attacks on Hunger Strike

Iranhumanrights.org – Ali Shariati, who was imprisoned in 2015 for participating in a demonstration in front of Parliament against acid attacks on women, has gone on hunger strike “in protest against his forced return to prison to serve a sentence that has no legal basis,” said his mother, Shayesteh-ol-Sadat Shahidi. “My son has always been a supporter of [President Hassan Rouhani’s] …

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Iranian judiciary chief calls out Rouhani over press freedom

Al-monitor – Judiciary chief Ayatollah Sadegh Larijani’s latest remarks on freedom of the press in Iran featured on almost every front page in the country Nov. 8, and heated the debate that emerged with the opening of the Press Exhibition in Tehran on Nov. 4. . AUTHOR Changiz M. Varzi “Some pressure us by asking, ‘Why don’t you shut down …

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