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Iran Releases Emaciated Dissident After Hunger Strike

VOA – Iran on Friday released dissident Farhad Meysami — jailed for protesting Iran’s requirement that women wear hijabs — a week after supporters warned he risked dying during a hunger strike, the Iranian judiciary said. Images on social media of an emaciated Meysami, who had been in jail since 2018 for supporting women activists protesting Iran’s headscarf policy, had …

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Iran Protests: More Doctors Treating Protesters Killed, Tortured and Detained

CHRI — An increasing number of doctors and medical workers continue to be arrested, detained, tortured and killed by Islamic Republic forces for treating wounded protesters, in direct violation of international law that requires the protection of medical personnel as they carry out their duty to provide care to any individual in need. Since the outbreak of anti-state protests across Iran after the September …

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Iran’s FM accuses US, Israel of smuggling weapons into Iran during protests

Al-Arabia – Iran’s foreign minister has accused the US and Israel of smuggling weapons into Iran in order to create chaos within the country during the protests that followed the death of Mahsa Amini. In an interview with NPR this week, Hossein Amir-Abdollahian claimed, without providing any evidence, that these weapons were brought in from neighboring countries and that the …

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Human Rights and AI: An IranWire Adventure

Iranwire – We all know there’s nothing intelligent about the abuse of human rights in Iran. So what can we learn about the situation facing women, ethnic and religious minorities, political dissidents, and indeed all Iranians, from an artificial intelligence (AI)? IranWire sat down with ChatGPT, the head-turning conversational “language model” made by the tech startup OpenAI, to find out. ChatGPT has …

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Iranian University Students Expelled For Defying Gender Segregation Rules

Iranwire – Iran’s Zabol University has expelled at least 16 students for defying gender segregation rules, the National Union of Students says, amid a brutal crackdown by the Islamic Republic on nationwide protests demanding more freedoms and women’s rights. The union reported on February 9 that the students, who included both men and women, were expelled by the university’s disciplinary …

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