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Being Jewish In Iran: Living in a Gilded Cage and Never Being Free

Iran’s record on fair and equal treatment of minorities is troubling at best, with the Islamic republic notoriously persecuting Baha’is (including through economic and educational apartheid), punishing Christians for outwardly expressing their faith, and cracking down on Sunni Ahwazi Arabs

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Posted in Human Rights, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage

Iran’s ‘Domestic Internet’ Met With Criticism, Satire

As August came to a close, Iran officially unveiled a new internet service – a domestic one which offers users “high quality, high speed” connections at low prices. The purpose of this “national” data network, Iran’s first? Purportedly the “domestication

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Posted in Human Rights, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage

“Take Your Chances” with Resumed Direct UK Iran Flights – At Your Own Risk

Once again, articles, guides, and photo essays related to the “rebound” of travel and tourism in Iran can be seen popping up alongside headlines about the Islamic republic’s human rights record, terror sponsorship, persisting tensions with the West, destructive involvement

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Posted in Human Rights, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage

Iranian Doublespeak on ‘Sovereignty’ Reaches New Heights

If there’s one concept Iran incongruously uses to justify actions which should otherwise be considered belligerent, warmongering, and destabilizing, it’s “sovereignty.” As we have pointed out in the past, in the name of (ostensibly) protecting this right, Iran has hypocritically

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Posted in Human Rights, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage

Iran Admits Death Penalty’s Failure while the Media Echoes UN’s Call to End it

Iran is notorious for its liberal use of capital punishment, particularly for offenses that are considered minor in countries which have a higher regard for human rights. In recent years – under the “moderate” President Hassan Rouhani – Iran has

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Posted in Human Rights, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage

Doubt Pervades the Narrative of Iran’s ‘Goodwill Gesture’

A year and some months ago, following the implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), Iran released four American prisoners – including Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian – who had all been held captive by the Islamic republic

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Posted in Human Rights, Iranian Financial Sanctions, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage

Slew of Recent Reports Confirm – Iran Still A Threat

Since the June 2013 election of President Hassan Rouhani, the Iranian administration has presented a “moderate” face to the West, pursuing a nuclear agreement in exchange for sanctions relief and appearing to strive towards diplomatic rapprochement. However, the regime’s actions

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Posted in Hassan Rouhani, Human Rights, Iranian Financial Sanctions, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Khamenei, Media Coverage, nuclear talks
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