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Being Jewish In Iran: Living in a Gilded Cage and Never Being Free

Iran’s record on fair and equal treatment of minorities is troubling at best, with the Islamic republic notoriously persecuting Baha’is (including through economic and educational apartheid), punishing Christians for outwardly expressing their faith, and cracking down on Sunni Ahwazi Arabs

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Posted in Human Rights, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage

Baha’is – an example of discrimination against and Persecution of minorities in Iran

When Malala Yousafzai fought for girls’ education in Pakistan, the world watched with baited breath, sympathizing with the brave girl who had risked her life to stand up to the Taliban’s mullahs. In Iran, such struggles take place all the

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

Holiday Season – a good time to Bring Iran’s Minorities to Light

Christmas and the New Year is a good time to take stock of the Media coverage regarding Iran’s treatment of minorities. This coverage can be divided into several types. First, there’s the prejudiced coverage, that tries to portray Iran’s treatment

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Posted in Human Rights, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage

Minorities Can Go Far In Iran – If They Don’t Rock the Boat

Iran has a new football captain, and he’s (gasp!) Christian: Iranian-Armenian Andranik Teymourian, commonly known as Ando. Reporting this development should have been straightforward enough: Iran has appointed longtime footballer who happens to belong to a well-integrated minority as its

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

Amid Glaring Gender & Minority Inequality, Iranian Society Rises Up

Last week, we brought you the tragic story of young, beautiful Parivash Akbarzadeh, who recently died in a car accident while driving the fast, flashy Porsche of Mohammad Hossein Rabbani-Shirazi, the upperclass scion of a prominent clerical family. The story

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Posted in Human Rights, Media Coverage

Baha’i Rights in Iran

The Baha’i community in Iran are routinely denied freedom of religion and are prosecuted for practicing their faith.” (The International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran)

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Posted in Human Rights
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