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Smugglers Pushing Up Rates After Afghanistan’s Fall to the Taliban

Iranwire – The Iran-Afghanistan border has been closed since Taliban overran Kabul in September. Since then thousands of activists, members of the media, ex-officials and ordinary citizens have fled the country by any means possible. Those without visas – and who didn’t secure a coveted seat on the international evacuation flights last month – have now largely resorted to the …

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Iranian Journalist in Canada: Security Agencies Used My Father as Bait

Iranwire – In the past few years, many Iranian journalists working for foreign media outlets have reported threats and intimidation to themselves and their families by the Islamic Republic. In the latest instance, a journalist with Radio Farda living in Toronto, Canada has revealed an open attempt by the security agencies’ attempts to lure him back to Iran. Behrang Rahbari described the …

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Facebook Takes Down Another Batch of ‘Unsophisticated’ IRGC Accounts

Iranwire – An Iranian cyber-network linked to the IRGC has been pulled from Facebook for posting content encouraging Iranians to “praise the military and criticize opposing factions”. In its latest report on coordinated inauthentic behavior (CIB), the social media giant said it had removed some 93 accounts, 14 pages, 15 groups and 194 Instagram accounts in September that were targeting domestic audiences, …

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791 babies born to 10-14 year old Iranian child mothers in past six months

Iran-HRM – Iran’s National Organization for Civil Registration said about 791 babies were born to child mothers aged 10-14 in the last six months.According to the state-run ISNA news agency, this statistic is related to the period between March 21, 2017 to October 7, 2010. Sistan and Baluchestan province has the highest number of the Iranian child mothers with 248 …

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Kurd border porter killed in by security forces in northwest Iran

Iran-HRM – Iran’s security forces shot and killed a Kurdish man in a mountainous border region where he was working as a porter. Security forces in Sardasht, west Iran shot and killed Zhian Alipour a Kurd border porter on October 14. He was shot at close range in the back by military forces in a base in Sardasht. The slain …

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