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Friday, 18 May 2012  /  Economy

The head of Iran’s Gas Association announced that Iran would soon be filing suit against the French company Total for several violations it committed in development of the South Pars field. This lawsuit will soon be filed in the relevant international institutions….

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Friday, 18 May 2012  /  Economy

A new round of talks on gas has gotten underway between Iran and Iraq for Iranian gas exports to Iraq and renewal of exports to Europe through Syria. According to reports, a gas export agreement to Iraq will soon be signed. Iran plans to export 20-25…

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Friday, 18 May 2012  /  Human Rights

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Abd al-Naser Moheymani, head of Press House in Golestan Province and a critic of Ahmadinejad, wrote a letter to the Gorgan Township prosecutor in which he protested against the threats and harassment he and his family faced by a security organization. He asked the prosecutor to…

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Friday, 18 May 2012  /  Human Rights

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On May 13, IRGC officials violently took religious ethnic activist  to section 2-A at the IRGC detention center. As he was being taken out of section 350 (in Evin prison), Pedram told his fellow inmates that he would launch a hunger strike if security guards send…

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Friday, 18 May 2012  /  Human Rights

In answer to a question posed by believers, Ayatollah Mohammad Golpayegani declared that anyone, in this case rapper Shahin Najafi, who intentionally insults religious leaders is considered an apostate and faces the death penalty….

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Friday, 18 May 2012  /  Human Rights

Nature, an international weekly science journal, in its recent edition dedicated a story to Omid Kokabee, the Iranian graduate student who was sentenced to 10 years in prison. Kokabee, a graduate student who previously worked on the physics of optics at the Institute of Photonic Sciences (ICFO)…

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Friday, 18 May 2012  /  Human Rights

Several family members of political prisoners met with Ayatollah Jalal Al-Din Taheri, former Imam Jum’ah of Isfahan. Ayatollah Taheri met with the families although he is bed-ridden by illness and prayed with them for the release of political prisoners. Prisoners’ families also met briefly with Ayatollah…

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Friday, 18 May 2012  /  Human Rights

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Human rights activist , detained last month to serve a six-year prison sentence, has reportedly been transferred to the clinic at Evin Prison because of paralysis….

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Friday, 18 May 2012  /  Human Rights

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, a Kurdish political prisoner, was released after 55 months in jail. Ronak, an activist in the women’s movement in Sanandaj was sentenced to 6.7 years in prison on charges of activities that harm national security by contact with the Kurdish opposition party, after having served…

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Friday, 18 May 2012  /  Domestic

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Judiciary Chief Ayatollah Sadeq Amoli Larijani issued two decrees appointing Mohammad Baqer Zolqadr as Deputy Judiciary Chief for Strategic Affairs and  as director of the intelligence center of the Judiciary. Zolqadr formerly served as the Deputy Interior Minister for Security Affairs. He was also the Deputy…

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Friday, 18 May 2012  /  Domestic

In a conference on the need for a roadmap for an anti-drug program, the head of the Health Ministry’s Policy-Making Council, Baqer Larijani, said that “One of the issues raised in the roadmap is the fight against alcoholism… This problem needs to be dealt with seriously,…

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Friday, 18 May 2012  /  Domestic

Ali Motahari, a member of the Majlis and one of the President’s harshest critics, responded to the latest statement of speaker-candidate Haddad Adel, who argued that submitting a query to the President harmed the Majlis and made the enemy rejoice. Motahari said, “This, in and of…

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Friday, 18 May 2012  /  Domestic

As summer approaches, the head of the Association of Opticians and Optical Stores in Ahvaz said that the government’s ban on importing sunglasses will cause a shortage in Iran. He noted that the equipment needed to produce them is also imported from abroad. Although the decision…

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Friday, 18 May 2012  /  Domestic

Following the media storm provoked by publication of a biography of Khamenei through the revolutionary victory, the Office of the Supreme Leader ordered the collection of all the books from the book fair in Tehran, while issuing a notice that the book contained many historical errors….

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