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Re Iran – Opportunity for chess (FIDE) to be more “muscular” than Volley-ball (FIVB)!

Other than the fact that both are regarded as a type of sport, there would seem to be no common denominator between chess and volley-ball. Volley-ball entails physical effort, on a large court, usually out-doors and requires a ball. Chess

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Posted in Human Rights, Other News

Presumed Rouhani’s ‘Moderate’ Iran Needs to be re-defined in light of execution of Gay Teen

Iran is pushing the envelope when it comes to human rights violations – and the world (and the media) can no longer look the other way. While some media outlets are still holding onto the notion that the Rouhani administration

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Posted in Human Rights, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage

Iran and Venezuela: Brothers in Arms against “Western Imperialism”

While the West continues to court Iran (and Iran continues to snub it), Iran has been deepening friendships elsewhere: in Venezuela, for instance. Tehran recently hosted the third Gas Exporting Countries Forum, attended by Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro. Maduro was

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Posted in Human Rights, Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Khamenei, Media Coverage

FIVB also to blame for lack of Freedom in Iranian ‘Freedom Stadium’

Guess what you won’t find in Tehran’s Freedom Stadium? That’s right: freedom. If you’ve been following our blog, that shouldn’t be news to you – we pointed out the irony in naming a stadium Freedom, then denying women the freedom

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Posted in Human Rights, Iranian Politics

The Unheard Cry Of Iran’s Arab Minority

The persecution of Yazidis and Kurds (along with Christians) by the Islamic State terror group has been so horrific, systematic and widespread that it has not escaped the notice of Western media outlets (although the UN has stayed shy of

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

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

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