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Iranian Opposition Figure Karrubi Allowed To Meet With Activist For First Time Since Arrest

RFL/RE – Iranian authorities have allowed opposition figure Mehdi Karrubi, who has been under house arrest since 2011, to meet with an activist from his own party, the first such meeting in the past six years. Karrubi’s son, Hossein Karrubi, revealed the meeting in an October 19 interview with the Iranian news site Ensafnews. He said the meeting took place last …

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Graham: Senate Republicans Plan Iran Nuclear Deal Strategy

VOA – Senate Republicans plan to introduce legislation that would add new conditions to the legislation that gives them review authority over the Iran nuclear deal, a longtime lawmaker says. Senator Lindsey Graham, a Republican from South Carolina, told VOA the current Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) is “a lousy deal” and explained President Donald Trump refused to recertify it …

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Iran’s Expediency Council to Decide Whether Religious Minorities Can Run in Elections

CHRI – An ongoing dispute in Iran over whether religious minorities can be elected to local councils in Muslim-majority constituencies could be decided by the country’s highest arbitration body, the Expediency Council. This issue became public after the head councilman of the city of Yazd, in southeastern Iran, refused to carry out a court order suspending the membership of a fellow …

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Photo of Smiling Political Prisoners in Iran’s Evin Prison Lands One in Prison Known For Harsh Conditions

CHRI – Lawyer: Arash Sadeghi’s transfer was illegal. A man serving a 15-year prison sentence for peacefully advocating human rights in Iran has been transferred to a prison known for its inhumane conditions after photos of him smiling with other political prisoners surfaced on social media. Arash Sadeghi was transferred from Evin Prison in Tehran to Rajaee Shahr Prison, 31 miles …

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Mousavi’s Daughters: Officials “Hoping and Planning” for Death of Opposition Leaders Under House Arrest

CHRI – In an open letter addressing Muslim religious leaders worldwide, Mir Hossein Mousavi’s daughters have accused “some” Iranian officials of “hoping and planning” for the “gradual death” of their father, mother Zahra Rahnavard, and fellow opposition leader Mehdi Karroubi. Mousavi (75), Rahnavard (72) and Karroubi (80) have been under extrajudicial house arrest and forced isolation for more than six years for leading the peaceful protests against …

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