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Political activist Keyvan Samimi arrested and sent to Semnan Prison

Iran-HRM – The lawyer of former political prisoner Keyvan Samimi said that his client was arrested after going to forensic medicine and sent to Semnan prison. On May 18, Keyvan Samimi’s lawyer Mostafa Nili tweeted, “Today, after business hours, the Implementation Bureau of the Moqadas Court called Mr. Keyvan Samimi and told him he must come to the Bureau to …

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Iran nuclear deal back in play after EU envoy’s visit

Al-Monitor – While in Tehran last week, the European Union’s chief nuclear negotiator, Enrique Mora, meeting with senior Iranian officials, may have given the Iran nuclear deal new life. Giving Mora’s mission a further push was that his visit coincided with that of the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani, who was also part of the diplomatic …

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Worst Fears Of Iranian Dissidents In Afghanistan Realized After Arrests, Killing

RFL/RE – After the U.S.-led invasion in 2001, Afghanistan became an unlikely refuge for a small number of dissidents from neighboring Iran. The Western-backed Afghan government granted asylum to the Iranian nationals, who were allowed to live freely without the fear of political persecution. But after the Taliban seized power in August 2021, some Iranian dissidents expressed fear that they …

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Iran Takes More Foreign Hostages; Biden Administration, EU Stay Silent

gatestoneinstitute.org – “[T]here are extensive, vague and arbitrary grounds in Iran for imposing the death sentence, which quickly can turn this punishment into a political tool…. In addition, the structural flaws of the justice system are so deep and at odds with the notion of rule of law that one can barely speak of a justice system. The entrenched flaws …

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President’s Father-in-Law Demands People Act on Lack of Hijab

Iranwire – Ahmah Alam al-Hoda, the notoriously misogynist Friday Imam of Mashhad, has used yet another Friday sermon to rail against women having visible hair on their heads. The father-in-law of President Ebrahim Raisi entreated the faithful to intervene if they saw an unveiled woman in public. Alam al-Hoda declared: “From the beginning of the revolution until now, people have …

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