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Unable to Locate Activists, Iran’s Intelligence Ministry Illegally Detains Their Family Members

CHRI – The Iranian Intelligence Ministry has illegally detained or summoned close relatives of at least three activists from northwestern Iran since anti-government protests erupted in the region in late December 2017, the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI) has learned.

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Rouhani under fire over criticism of Shiite Imams

AL-Monitor – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is facing a backlash over his latest comments about no one being above criticism — including Islamic rulers. Rouhani’s claims that even Prophet Muhammad welcomed criticism by others has raised many objections among Iranian clerics who are now demanding that the president take back his words and not comment on religious matters in the future.

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Arrivals of Chinese tourists in Iran fall short of expectations

PauvandNews – The number of Chinese tourists visiting Iran in 2017 fell short of expectations as just 80,000 of the total 100,000,000 outbound Chinese passengers traveled to Iran last year.

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Iran Leader Said Eyeing Ways To Muzzle ‘Mad Dog’ Internet

RFL/RE – Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei met recently with “cyberspace experts” to discuss challenges that the Internet poses to Iran’s leadership, the head of the powerful Guardians Council said.

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Will Iran’s Parliamentary Visit to Evin Prison Bear Fruit?

HRW – This coming Sunday a group of Iranian parliamentarians plan to visit Evin prison in Tehran, where dozens of political prisoners are held, the head of the parliamentary judiciary commission, Allahyar Alishahi, has announced. During recent protests, more than 3,700 people were arrested across Iran, and dozens of these people are held in Evin prison. Parliament requested the visit …

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