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About 80 Percent Of Iranians Use Tools To Circumvent Restrictions On Internet, MP Says

RFL/RE -A member of the Iranian parliament says that about 80 percent of Iranians use tools on their mobile phones to bypass Internet filtering and censorship. In an interview with ILNA news agency on July 6, Gholamreza Nouri Qazaljeh said that many popular websites in Iran are filtered to the extent that even children and teenagers “have to have tools …

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Man Accused Of Killing Iranian Dissident In Turkey Sentenced To Life In Prison

RFL/RE – A court in Turkey has handed a life sentence to a man accused in the killing of a former Iranian intelligence operative who exposed alleged corruption in Iran’s judiciary and security forces. Turkish media reported on July 7 that Abdul Wahab Kocak was sentenced to life in prison for the murder of Masoud Molavi Vardanjani, who was shot dead in …

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A Futile Display? Cities in Iran Step Up Morality Patrols

Iranwire – Over the last fortnight Iran’s infamous morality patrols have stepped up their presence, and their harassment of women, in several major cities. Social media users report that they are in new cars and deploying more violence than usual. It coincides with renewed tirades from officials of all strips across Iran about “Islamic hijab”, “chastity” and the need to …

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Iran Jailed a Polish University Professor – A Year Ago

Iranwire – A spokesperson for Poland’s Nicolaus Copernicus University has confirmed in an interview with Radio Farda that one of the university’s professors, Matsey Walczak, has been imprisoned in Iran for almost a year. “Unfortunately, I can confirm this information,” said the spokesperson, Martin Czyzniewski. “But this information is not new. Three professors of our university were arrested in September …

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Political prisoner in poor health condition after giving birth

Iran-HRM – Political prisoner Soada Khadirzadeh has been held in Urmia Prison despite her poor health after giving birth. Branch 3 of the Criminal Court of Mahabad County has set bail of 3 billion Tomans for her release, which her family has so far failed to secure. She gave birth to her baby girl on June 20 after two weeks …

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