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Bloggers in Prison While Beheshti Verdict Not Making Waves

It was bad news that came out of Iran this weekend: the police interrogator who killed blogger Sattar Beheshti has been sentenced to three years in prison. This may sound like good news – ostensibly, justice has been done –

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Posted in AP, Human Rights, Iranian Internal Issues, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage

Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word

Watching the foreign policy crisis over Hamid Aboutalebi’s nomination as Iran’s new UN ambassador unfold, one thing was certain: while Capitol Hill was dominated by partisan politics, on the painful memory of the post-revolution hostage crisis, America was relatively undivided.

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Posted in Al monitor, Fars News Agency, Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage, Other News

Refugees – Iran’s double track

The media has been giving more and more attention lately to the issue of refugees. From Pakistan and Afghanistan to Syria, the number of refugees in the wider Middle East has been climbing exponentially as violence continues to rage in

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

The Iranian Art of Execution

Iranian art is in a tight spot these days. The old adage says that the pen is mightier than the sword, and Tehran certainly seems to be aware of that: the latest victim of Iran’s brutal censorship campaign, an Arab-Iranian

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