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Officials Warn Strict Punishment for Iranian Women Caught Wearing “Bad Hijabs” as Summer Heat Begins

CHRI – Women caught with “bad hijabs” in Mazandaran Province, northern Iran, will face criminal prosecution and their vehicles will be impounded, warned a local prosecutor on June 27, 2017. Iran’s “anti-vice” squads, also referred to as the “morality police,” are particularly busy in the hot summer months when Iranian women wear lighter clothing and are less observant of the mandatory …

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Guilt by Association: Relatives of Armed Kurdish Group Member Shot by IRGC Arrested

CHRI – “We don’t know if he’s dead or still alive.” Four relatives of a member of a Kurdish militant organization who was recently shot in a clash with the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) that killed his colleagues in northwestern Iran have been arrested, the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI) has learned. Sabah Hossein Panahi, Hamed Seif Panahi …

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Financial watchdog drama provides ammunition for Iran’s hard-liners

Al-Monitor — In its latest plenary meeting June 23, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) extended a temporary suspension of countermeasures against Iran for another year. The FATF, however, stated on its website that it will keep monitoring progress in the implementation of its action plan in Iran’s banking system. While President Hassan Rouhani’s administration had sought a permanent lifting of the group’s sanctions, pro-Reform media still …

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Citing US threat, Iran parliament looks to boost IRGC budget

Al-monitor – In response to a new US administration that has stated its goal to work toward regime change in Tehran, Iran’s parliament has introduced new legislation to increase the country’s military budget by $540 million. AUTHOR Arash Karami Iranian parliamentarian Kazem Jalali, the president of the Majlis Research Center, said June 28 that the proposed bill is primarily in response to “America’s …

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The Growing Danger of War With Iran

PayvandNews – A combination of circumstances has increased the risk that armed conflict will break out between the United States and Iran. Such a war is no certainty, but the chance that one will occur is greater today than it has been in years. Some of the relevant circumstances, such as the first two mentioned below, have been around in some …

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