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Baha’i Leader Spent 10 Years in Prison, Authorities Incapable of Producing Any Evidence of Wrongdoing Throughout

CHRI – Oppression Has Failed to Break Our Commitment to Our Faith, Says Leader The Islamic Republic of Iran has failed to suppress Baha’is by putting their leaders behind bars and denying them rights as equal citizens, according to a former leader of the persecuted community released after serving a 10-year sentence in prison. “When I was preparing to get …

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Iranian MP Calls For Separation of Powers Among Rival Intelligence Agencies

CHRI – Former Intelligence Minister Admits Iranian-Canadian Zahra Kazemi Was Killed in Evin Prison in 2003 Iran’s Parliamentary Committee for National Security and Foreign Policy is drafting a bill to separate the responsibilities of the Intelligence Ministry and the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps’ (IRGC) Intelligence Organization.

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Opposition Leader Under House Arrest and 68 Female Documentary Makers Lend Support to Iran’s Hijab Protesters

CHRI – As people protesting against the Islamic Republic of Iran’s mandatory hijab law continue to be arrested, an increasing number of political and cultural personalities inside the country are expressing support for the peaceful movement. In late February 2018, prominent opposition figure Zahra Rahnavard, who has been under house arrest for more than seven years, said for the first …

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Life of Iranian-American in Evin Prison is in Danger, Says Family

CHRI -Wife and Son of Karan Vafadari Fear For His Life After Suspicious Deaths in Prison The son of Iranian-American Karan Vafadari, who is imprisoned in Tehran’s Evin Prison, said his stepmother, Afarin Neyssari, also imprisoned in Iran, fears for her husband’s life after officials claimed without any evidence that two previous detainee deaths in January 2018 were suicides.

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Russia’s UN veto sign of warming ties with Iran says Khamenei adviser

Al-Monitor – According to Ali Akbar Velayati, an adviser to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Russia’s veto of a United Nations draft resolution linking Iranian arms to Houthi militias in Yemen is a sign of improving ties between the two countries. Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of a meeting with Syrian Minister of Religious Affairs Mohammed Abdul Sattar Feb. …

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