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Iran’s ‘Grave Sleepers’ Prompt Calls for Action

VOA – The images are morbid: homeless men, women, and children so desperate for shelter that they would resort to living in open graves. Yet that is what some 50 Iranians have reportedly been doing for years, holing themselves up in concrete dugouts at a graveyard outside Tehran. Images and video of the men living in squalor have sparked shock …

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Political Prisoner Banned from Visits After Sending Complaint to Warden – Imprisoned doctoral student Hamid Babaei has been banned from receiving visitations after the prison warden accused him of “insulting” Iran’s supreme leader during a discussion about a complaint Babaei had sent to the warden’s office. “Hamid had written to [Mohammad Mardani] the warden at Rajaee Shahr Prison [in Karaj] to complain about why his letters to the prosecutor …

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Iranian Reformists slam exiled dissidents over letter to Trump

AL-monitor – On Dec. 22, 30 exiled Iranian dissidents penned an open letter to US President-elect Donald Trump, urging him to impose fresh sanctions on “the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps and the supreme leader’s financial empire and direct the US Treasury to strongly enforce them.” AUTHOR Rohollah Faghihi The dissidents further urged Trump to “form an international coalition to pressure …

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Sweden’s Prime Minister to lead trade delegation to Iran

PayvandNews – Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven, leading a trade delegation, is due to visit Tehran in February 2017, Sweden’s ambassador in Iran, Helena Sangeland, said on Tuesday. In a meeting in Tehran with the chairman of Iran Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture (ICCIMA), Gholam-Hossein Shafeie, the Swedish envoy expressed her country’s willingness to expand mutual cooperation with …

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Oman, Iran’s Closest Gulf Ally, Signals Change By Joining Saudi Alliance

RFL/RE – Oman, Iran’s closest ally in the Persian Gulf region, has signaled that it may be changing course by joining a Saudi-led coalition of Muslim countries fighting terrorism. Arab news outlets said on December 28 that Oman’s defense minister sent a letter to Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman announcing the decision to join the Islamic Military …

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