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Iran’s Glaring Hypocrisy On Freedom of Speech and Artistic Expression

Coincidence: On the one hand, Iran is a country whose policies on freedom of speech allow (not to mention outright encourage) citizens to demonize a host of diabolical enemies, with the “Great Satan” in the lead. Yet, on the other

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Posted in Human Rights, Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Internal Issues, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage, Other News

Iran’s Ingenuous Condemnation of Charlie Hebdo Attack

In the wake of the murderous attack on the offices of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris, it seemed as though the voices of Iran’s leaders were united with those of its imprisoned dissidents in condemning the act. A

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Posted in Hassan Rouhani, Huffington Post, Human Rights, Iranian Internal Issues, Iranian Politics, Khamenei, Media Coverage

When Free Speech Is Equated With Terrorism

France is still reeling from the twin attacks – one on the Paris offices of a satirical magazine, the other on a kosher grocery in the French capital – that claimed 17 lives over a period of three days. Millions

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Posted in Iranian Foreign Relations, Other News
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