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Zarif Comes Under Fire For Hypocrisy On Human Rights

Recently, more and more coverage of Iran in the Western press has been devoted to human rights issues. This rise has coincided with a “surge” in extrajudicial executions in Iran, many of them unreported, according to a recent statement by

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Posted in Human Rights, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage, Mohammad Javad Zarif

A Year With Rouhani, Moderate Minister of Murder

Just over a month ago, an article appeared in Canada’s Globe and Mail titled “The Iran You Won’t Hear About From Ottawa.” In it, seasoned journalist Jeffrey Simpson described a Canadian businessman’s journey to Iran, in which he racked up

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

Subjective Truth In Iran– The Evin unfolding Narrative

The media outcry over the brutal violence against political prisoners in Tehran’s Evin Prison has died down in recent days, its echoes heard mostly in Iran-focused watchdogs who have brought readers the latest updates. Dissident blog Good Morning Iran, for

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

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

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

Media Bored by Iran’s Green Movement

When it comes to human rights, just how triumphant was the recent high-profile European parliamentary delegation visit to Iran (which we reported about last month)? Well, let’s see: the delegation did meet with two eminent political prisoners, dissident filmmaker Jafar

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Posted in Hassan Rouhani, Iranian elections, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Other News
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