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USCIRF Releases Factsheet Reiterating its Recommendations for State Department CPC and SWL Designations

Shabtabnews – The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) today released the following new report: Recommendations for State Department CPC and SWL Designations Factsheet – With the U.S. Department of State’s designations expected this month, this factsheet reiterates USCIRF’s recommendations to the State Department regarding countries that should be designated as a Country of Particular Concern (CPC) or placed on its Special Watchlist …

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Russian, Iranian foreign ministers for restoring 2015 nuclear deal to original form

Al-Arabia – Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and his Iranian counterpart Hossein Amirabdollahian both expressed support for restoring a 2015 nuclear deal to its original form, the RIA news agency reported on Saturday, citing Russia’s foreign ministry. Under the 2015 deal between Iran and six world powers, Tehran curbed its uranium enrichment program in return for the lifting of US, UN, and …

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Grieving Iranian Mother’s Fight For Justice Puts Her In Authorities’ Crosshairs

RFL/RE – For nine years, Gohar Eshghi has been grieving and seeking justice for the death of her son, Sattar Beheshti, an Iranian blogger who died in police custody in 2012. But Eshghi’s fight to bring the perpetrators to justice has put her and her family directly in the authorities’ crosshairs. On November 3, Eshghi and her daughter, Sahar Beheshti, …

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Plans for New “Protection” Bill Exposes Government Fears of Social Media

Iranwire – he internet is a threat to the security of the Islamic Republic, and the country will become increasingly vulnerable and unstable if people continue to use it, government officials have claimed. Speaking to the authors of a new study published in the National Defense Strategic Management Studies quarterly journal, government security experts highlighted the dangers of social media in particular. The research …

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British-Iranian Hostages’ Families Support Each Other Through London Hunger Strike

Iranwire – Thursday, November 4 marked the 12th day of a renewed hunger strike by Richard Ratcliffe, the husband of British-Iranian charity worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, who has been held hostage by Tehran since 2016. For almost two weeks now Mr. Ratcliffe has protested outside the Foreign Office in London against his wife’s continued detention, calling on the UK authorities to take action. Nazanin, a …

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