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Record Taxpayer Cash for Khamenei’s Propaganda Organs During Covid-19

Iranwire – Religious-propaganda organizations under the control of Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei raked in unprecedented public money in the already controversial 2021/22 budget, research by Iran Open Data has found. Friday prayers only resumed in Tehran on October 30, after a 20-month hiatus due to coronavirus. But despite the long off-period, and during a time in which the shuttering of businesses and …

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Star-Crossed Students and ‘Incomplete’ Files: How Iran Bars Dissidents and Minorities from University

Iranwire – Barring religious minorities and political dissidents from universities has been a policy of the Islamic Republic’s policy since the 1984 – before which the universities had been closed by order of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini during the 1980-83 cultural revolution. With the 1984 approval of the Supreme Council of the Cultural Revolution, the Ministry of Science and Higher Education deprived the followers of proscribed …

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Iranian Study Denies Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe’s British Citizenship

Iranwire – A new article published in Ferdowsi University’s Quarterly Journal of Public Law Studies has appealed to Iranian law to pour cold water on the UK’s demands that Tehran free British-Iranian charity worker and hostage Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe. The study, entitled Legal Dimensions of British Diplomatic Support for Nazanin Zaghari, neglected to use the prisoner’s British second surname as it strived to show …

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More Defendants Released on Bail in Masoud Molavi Assassination Case

Iranwire – One of the accused in the assassination of Massoud Molavi Vardanjani, an Iranian ex-intelligence officer turned regime critic killed in Istanbul in November 2019, has been temporarily released pending trial by the Turkish authorities. A court in the capital has agreed to release Siavash Abazari Shalamzari and postponed the trial for three more months, until March 2022. Meanwhile the lawyer …

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Mehran Qarebaghi is denied urgently needed medical treatment

Iran-HRM – Despite suffering from a heart condition, political prisoner Mehran Qarebaghi is deprived of urgently needed medical care. Reliable sources in the Prison of Behbahan, in the southwestern Khuzestan Province, reported that Mehran Qarebaghi, 29, is in tremendous pain because of a heart condition he has suffered due to stress and massive pressure under interrogation and during detention. Nevertheless, he …

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