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Tackling drugs: The Iranian way…

Iran’s official news agencies are once again proudly flaunting (in English) their ‘successful’ anti-drugs activities. Fars News Agency, for example, led with this headline last week: Iranian Police Intercept Huge Heroin Cargo En Route to Europe. Some European news agencies

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Posted in Fars News Agency, Other News

The nature of judicial process in Iran: If in doubt… Hang ‘em.

It has come to my attention that in the vast majority of instances in which Iran’s death-row mechanism is reported in the media, the reporter’s critical eye seems to be looking the other way. There appears to be a blind

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Posted in Human Rights

The West’s Stalwart Ally in the War on Drugs: Iran (Really? Really? Well actually no, not THAT Iran)

Thomas Erdbrink’s article ‘The West’s Stalwart ally in the war on drugs: Iran (Yes, that Iran)’ presents a dangerously monolithic picture of what is a multicolored and multi-faceted issue. In his article, the Iranian general and his troops are fighting

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Posted in Huffington Post, Other News
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