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First Equal Punishment…. Then Equal Opportunity?

In a rare acknowledgement of the ongoing rights violations in Iran, President Hassan Rouhani admitted this week that Iranian women still face discrimination in the country. On Women’s Day, Rouhani said that while women were not universally treated as second-class

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

Human Rights Resolution- Ignorance or Zionism?

We reported recently that Iran had rejected a European Parliament resolution condemning the human rights situation in the country and urging it to eschew the death penalty. Not unexpectedly, the resolution was met with staunch criticism in Tehran, which scolded

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Posted in Hassan Rouhani, Human Rights, Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Internal Issues, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Mohammad Javad Zarif

Practice What You Preach?

There’s been some good news from Iran (for a change): Iranian President Hassan Rouhani pardoned or reduced the sentences of 920 prisoners last month in honor of the anniversary of the Islamic Revolution. IRNA broke the news of the grand

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Posted in Hassan Rouhani, Human Rights, Iranian elections, Iranian Financial Sanctions, Iranian Internal Issues, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage, Mohammad Javad Zarif, nuclear talks

Good Human Rights News from Iran?

Reuters reported about it, but can’t blame the news agency for working with scant information when it comes to Iran: on Saturday, Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei agreed to commute the sentences of almost 900 people in honor of

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Posted in Hassan Rouhani, Human Rights, Iranian elections, Iranian Financial Sanctions, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage, Other News

Hassan Rouhani: Rock Star & Rights Abuser

Media fanfare over the Geneva nuclear deal continues into its second week. The latest: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani speaking optimistically to The Financial Times about his country’s economy, while also releasing what The Telegraph called “an MTV-style video” to mark

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Posted in Hassan Rouhani, Human Rights, Iranian elections, Iranian Financial Sanctions, Iranian Internal Issues, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage
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