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Admins of Iranian Pirated Movies Website Arrested After Complaints from “Licensed” Rivals

CHRI – Six administrators of a popular site selling pirated foreign films with Farsi-language subtitles and voiceovers online have been arrested following complaints from their rivals, which were licensed to sell pirated movies by the government. The chief admin of the TinyMovies website is among the detainees, a source with knowledge about the case told the Center for Human Rights in …

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Dozens Arrested in Iran for Celebrating Iraqi Kurdish Independence “Yes” Vote

CHRI – Security forces detained dozens of people in Iranian Kurdish-populated cities on September 26, 2017 following the “yes” vote in the Iraqi Kurdish independence referendum. “There was a large gathering in front of the governor’s office in Sanandaj on Monday evening [September 25] to celebrate the referendum for an independent Kurdistan in Iraq,” a Kurdish resident of the city told the …

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‘The last Iranian Americans’

Al-monitor – On Sept. 24, the United States announced a revised travel ban that, unlike its predecessors, may face fewer legal hurdles. “Making America Safe is my No. 1 priority. We will not admit those into our country we cannot safely vet,” President Donald Trump tweeted just after his administration released the details of his new proclamation. Given that 62% of nonimmigrant travelers impacted by …

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Winners of 2017 ‘Sepanta Awards’ at 10th Annual Iranian Film Festival in San Francisco announced

PayvandNews – Director Parviz Shahbazi’s “Malaria” has been crowned best at the 10th Annual Iranian Film Festival in San Francisco.  The film also brought Shahbazi the awards for best director and best screenwriter. “Malaria” tells the story of a young woman who elopes with her boyfriend to spend her time in the company of a band of street musicians in …

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Interview: ‘It will take a lifetime of dedication to save Asiatic Cheetah’

PayvandNews – The Asiatic cheetah also known as Iranian cheetah is a Critically Endangered cheetah subspecies surviving today only in Iran. It once occurred from the Arabian Peninsula and the Near East to the Kyzylkum Desert, Caspian region, Pakistan and India, but has been extirpated there during the 20th century. The Asiatic cheetah survives in protected areas in the eastern-central arid region of …

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