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Iran: Stoning writer rearrested as Revolutionary Guards block review of her conviction

Amnesty  – Iranian human rights defender and writer Golrokh Ebrahimi Iraee, sentenced to six years in prison for writing a story about the cruel practice of stoning, was rearrested on Sunday and the judicial review of her conviction is being illegally blocked, said Amnesty International today. Golrokh Ebrahimi Iraee was returned to Evin prison after being picked up by Revolutionary …

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Iranians ponder Obama’s legacy with rise of Trump

AL-monitor – As Barack Obama left the White House on Jan. 20, transferring power to Donald Trump, assessments were made about his legacy and whether he fulfilled his promises. To Iranians, one of the most noted of these pledges was the focus on diplomacy to resolve the stalemate over Iran’s nuclear program. AUTHOR Saeid Jafari In an August 2007 speech at the Woodrow …

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Who will replace Rafsanjani as chairman of Iran’s Expediency Council?

Al-monitor -Ever since the Jan. 8 death of Ayatollah Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, Iranian media have been speculating about who will replace him as the chairman of the Expediency Council. AUTHOR Rohollah Faghihi Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei directly appoints the members of the council, which is tasked with resolving differences between the parliament and the Guardian Council. Moderates and Reformists have been …

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Could A Hard-Line Woman Challenge Rohani In Iran’s Presidential Vote?

RFL/RE –  Four months ahead of Iran’s presidential election, the absence of a clear challenger to face incumbent Hassan Rohani has led to talk that the gray-bearded clerics who dominate Iran’s opaque system might bet on a woman. By Golnaz Esfandiari Marzieh Vahid Dastjerdi is an Iranian university professor and former lawmaker. She was Iran’s minister of health and medical education. …

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Campaign aims to create jobs for vulnerable Iranian women

PayavdNews- A public campaign has been launched aimed at creating jobs for socially vulnerable women nearly two months before the new Iranian year starts on March 20. The campaign with the motto of “Presenting a job, as the new year’s gift” is arranged by the Society of Awareness, Knowledge and Growth (Bavar NGO) to create job opportunities for the women …

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