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Book Club Members in Iran Sentenced to Prison Time for Allegedly “Promoting Feminism”

CHRI – Eight political and civil rights activists have received sentences of up to four years in prison for allegedly reading and spreading feminist literature in Iran-two years after the charges were laid and during a mass trial that limited their defenses to three written sentences. An Iranian woman holding a sign saying “woman=man” (file photo) “For two years, there …

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Appeals Court Strikes Down Additional Charges by IRGC Against Imprisoned Iranian Rights Activist Atena Daemi

CHRI – Imprisoned children’s rights activist Atena Daemi has ended her hunger strike after she and her sisters were acquitted of additional charges brought by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) that resulted in additional time added onto her seven-year prison sentence. Imprisoned children’s rights activist Atena Daemi “When the verdict was issued (on May 31, 2017), Atena broke her …

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Iran Developing Advanced Nuclear Capabilities, Heightening Time to Weapon

freebeacon -Iran is believed to be developing advanced nuclear-related capabilities that could significantly reduce the time it needs to build a deliverable nuclear weapon, according to statements by Iranian officials that have fueled speculation among White House officials and nuclear experts that the landmark accord has heightened rather than reduced the Islamic Regime’s nuclear threat. The head of Iran’s nuclear …

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Isolation by the West fuels a tech startup boom in Iran

washingtonpost— Mostafa Meisami has given up on the farming life, trading his old job raising cattle for a better-paying gig ferrying commuters through the notoriously traffic-clogged streets of the Iranian capital Tehran. By Adam Schreck | AP June 5 at 5:09 AM   The 38-year-old father-to-be plies his trade in a brand-new, locally assembled Chinese hatchback, scrolling for fares using an app on his …

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Saudi Arabia, Egypt, UAE, Bahrain Cut Diplomatic Ties with Qatar

VOA – Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates and Egypt each announced Monday the cutting of diplomatic ties with Qatar, accusing it of supporting terrorism. The countries made the separate moves in short succession, saying they would withdraw their diplomatic staff from Qatar and cut air and sea traffic to the country. Airlines in the region, including Saudia, Emirates …

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