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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

Stealthy Ideology in Iran

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani shocked the world this week by tweeting a message of congratulations and support for Maryam Mirzakhani, an Iranian-born mathematician who became the first woman to win a prestigious Fields Medal, the Nobel Prize of mathematics. He

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

The Evin Brutality And Faded Promises Of Change

We recently reported on the riots in Tehran’s notorious Evin prison, in which guards used extreme violence against prisoners in the political ward, including seven journalists. The incident was widely reported in Western media outlets, drawing attention to Iran’s problematic

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Posted in Fars News Agency, Hassan Rouhani, Human Rights, Iranian Internal Issues, Iranian Politics
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