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Iran boosts restrictions on internet amid protests

Al-Monitor – In his first comments since protests erupted in Iran a week ago, Mohammad Jafar Montazeri, Iran’s prosecutor general, discussed the role of social media in the unrest in the country and called for a national internet. Montazeri, who was speaking in Qom, the religious center of Iran, addressed the inability of the country’s officials and seminaries to control …

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Six Prominent Lawyers Call for Prosecution of Iranian Officials Who Incited Violence Against Protesters

CHRI – Nobel Peace Laureate Shirin Ebadi and five other prominent Iranian human rights lawyers have called for the prosecution of state officials who have encouraged violence against protesters in the anti-government demonstrations in Iran. “We demand the immediate termination and independent prosecution of some officials whose statements have had a critical impact in inciting emotions and violence during the …

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Iran Hawks Embrace Protest Movement But Show Little Concern For Iranian Lives

lobelog – As the protests across Iran reach the one-week point, Iran hawks are using their echo chamber to claim concern for the wellbeing of Iranian protesters and pushing the Trump administration and policymakers to publicly state their support of the burgeoning protest movement. But these same hawks have a long history of opposing diplomatic efforts to curtail Iran’s nuclear …

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U.S. Hits Pakistan, Iran, Three Central Asian Nations For Religious Freedom Violations

RFL/RE – The U.S. State Department has singled out Pakistan, Iran, and three Central Asian countries for policies violating religious freedom.

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A Young Woman and Her Hijab: Symbols of Iran’s Unrest

VOA – As protests continue across Iran for the seventh day, one woman is being hailed as a “hero” after a video of her removing her hijab in an apparent protest was posted on a social media site.

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