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Revolutionary Guards Try to Silence US-Based Iranian Dissident by Arresting Her Sister

Iranhumanrights.org – Leila Haghighatjou, the sister of Fatemeh Haghighatjou, an outspoken critic of the Islamic Republic, was arrested by the Revolutionary Guards to intimidate the former member of Parliament, an informed source told the Campaign for Human Rights in Iran. “The reality is that they want to put Fatemeh’s sister, Leila, under pressure to force Fatemeh to stop her activities …

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Opposition Leader’s Son: Khamenei and Rouhani Are Responsible for Extrajudicial House Arrests

Iranhumanrights.org – The son of Iranian opposition leader Mehdi Karroubi, who has been detained under house arrest without trial since 2011, told the Campaign for Human Rights in Iran that ultimate responsibility for the situation lies with Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, whose “personal decision” resulted in the extrajudicial act. Mohammad Taghi Karroubi, who spoke to the Campaign from London on …

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Intelligence Ministry Violently Arrests Teenage Ethnic Arab Activist in Khuzestan

Iranhumanrights.org – Ali Kab-Aomair, a 17-year-old ethnic Arab activist, has been held incommunicado since he was violently arrested on February 8, 2017 by agents of the Intelligence Ministry in Ahwaz, Khuzestan Province (southwestern Iran). The agents, who broke Kab-Aomair’s arm while arresting him, were watching Kab-Aomair for at least a month before they detained him, his cousin told the Campaign for Human …

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Will Trump turn Rouhani into hawk?

AL-monitor – Being Iran’s president while Tehran is “officially on notice” by Washington is not an easy task for a moderate such as Hassan Rouhani. From now on, whether he likes it or not, the harsh rhetoric his US counterpart Donald Trump is adopting is going to be reflected in whatever Rouhani is going to say in the coming months. …

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Iran’s Khamenei strikes down Reformist call for ‘national reconciliation’

Al-monitor – Over the past week or so in Iran, Reformists have been putting forth a plan to fully reintegrate themselves within the political establishment, calling it a “national reconciliation.” Former Reformist President Mohammad Khatami (1997-2005) first brought up the plan Feb. 7, and it was subsequently pursued by Reformist members of parliament. AUTHOR Rohollah Faghihi The national reconciliation plan entails the freeing …

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