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Reading Shakespeare and living Shakespeare in Tehran

What does renowned playwright William Shakespeare have to do with Iran? Evidently, quite a lot, as several articles in recent weeks have discussed the Bard’s reception in the Islamic state as the world marks the 400th anniversary of his death.

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Posted in Human Rights, Iranian Politics, Khamenei, Media Coverage

Europeans call for placing Human Rights above Economical Benefits – in relation to Iran

Western leaders may be welcoming Iranian President Hassan Rouhani with open arms as he embarks on an “international shopping spree” to open a “new chapter” in relations with Europe, but Europeans themselves seem far less content to overlook Iran’s negative

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Posted in Hassan Rouhani, Human Rights, Iranian Financial Sanctions, Iranian Foreign Relations, Media Coverage

Iran’s Sex Change Solution- Our World, BBC

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Posted in BBC, Human Rights, Iranian Politics

Iran’s LGBT Expats in the Spotlight Reflecting on Those Who Stayed Behind

Earlier this month, we reviewed the media’s reaction to a surprising government-sanctioned report showing that nearly 20 percent of Iranian youths define themselves as gay (so much for Ahmadinejad priding the absence of gays in Iran..), as well as to

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Posted in Human Rights, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage

LGBT rights in Iran

In memory of Abdullah Ghavami Chahzanjiru and Salman Ghanbari Chahzanjiri, who were hanged in southern Iran on August 6, possibly for consensual sodomy.  

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Posted in Human Rights
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