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Despite Global Outcry, Can Jailed Iranian Cartoonist Expect Mercy?

What can you get arrested for in Iran? The list grows longer by the day: for belonging to a religious or ethnic minority; for being a female spectator in a “masculine” sports stadium; for killing a man trying to rape

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Posted in Hassan Rouhani, Human Rights, Iranian Internal Issues, Iranian Politics, Mohammad Javad Zarif

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

Iranian ‘Resistance’ To West Also Takes Form Of Executing Women

Iran hanged Reyhaneh Jabbari this week, destroying all previous hope that she might be spared. The 26-year-old, who was convicted for killing a man she said had tried to rape her, was executed at the gallows of Tehran’s notorious Evin

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Posted in Human Rights, Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Internal Issues, Media Coverage
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