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Iranwire : The Truth Behind the 500 Women’s Tickets for Esteghlal

Iranwire – In the last week of July, it was widely reported in Iran that Minister of Sports and Youth Hamid Sajjadi had received a letter from FIFA regarding women and girls being admitted to football matches. Sajjadi did not deny the letter, but went on the record saying FIFA’s message had been a request, “not a requirement”. Last week, …

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Where is Sepideh Rashnu?

Iranwire – Sepideh Rashnu, a 28-year-old artist and editor, was arrested on July 16 after she was filmed arguing with a woman on a bus over forced hijab. Two weeks later, state TV aired a program showing her giving a forced confession while signs of beatings were visible even on her face. She is still in detention, her location unknown. Days after the “confession” …

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Biden Drops More Crucial Demands to Get Iran Deal – “First, Biden decided to waive the demand to include the role of Iran’s terrorists in the region in the talks [in Vienna]… Biden decided not to address this issue at all, nor the role of terrorist militias affiliated with Iran in the Arab countries.” — Sayed Zahra, deputy editor of the Gulf’s Akhbar Al-Khaleej, August 20, 2022. The second …

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US ‘Seriously Reviewing’ Iran’s Comments on Latest Text of Nuclear Deal

VOA — The United States said it is “seriously reviewing” Iran’s latest response to a European Union proposal aimed at reviving a 2015 nuclear deal.The U.S. is encouraged that Iran appears to have dropped some of its “non-starter demands,” such as removing the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) from the U.S. Foreign Terrorist Organizations list.“That’s part of the reason why …

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UN Experts Alarmed by Escalating Persecution of Baha’i Faith in Iran

CHRI – The UN has condemned the Iranian government’s renewed campaign of persecution against the Baha’i faith minority. Bahai’s, including former prisoners of conscience, are being arbitrarily detained while others are seeing the government confiscate their property. The Baha’i community is one of the most severely persecuted religious minorities in Iran. The Iranian constitution does not recognize the faith as an official …

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