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Thursday, 31 May 2012  /  Human Rights

Three students of Isfahan University, Erfan Mohammadi, Mohammad Moradi and Mojtaba Karimi, were arrested last week by the Information Security Division of the IRGC. They are accused of distributing the student publication Kebrit (Match)….

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Thursday, 31 May 2012  /  Human Rights

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Ayatollah Kazemini Borujerdi, an opponent of the regime who is imprisoned in Evin Prison, was hospitalized after feeling poorly and complaining of pain around his kidneys. However after a short time, he was discharged from the hospital and returned to his cell. In the six years…

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Thursday, 31 May 2012  /  Human Rights

An appeals court sentenced Nura Nabilzade and Sonia Ahadi, members of the Baha’i minority in Mashhad, to five years in prison each….

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Thursday, 31 May 2012  /  Domestic

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In part of an interview marking the anniversary of the establishment of the IRGC, former Minster for IRGC Affairs, Mosen Rafigh Doost, addressed the issue of IRGC’s involvement in political issues. “When the IRGC was founded, people with different political affiliations joined, but we asked them…

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Thursday, 31 May 2012  /  Domestic

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An attorney representing the family of Hashemi Rafsanjani announced that Mehdi Hashemi, the Ayatollah’s son, is willing to return to Iran and answer all of the charges against him. He emphasized that Mehdi is insistent on returning to Iran, but only on the condition that he…

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Thursday, 31 May 2012  /  Domestic

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The sale of neckties, a symbol of Western culture, was banned in Iran after the Islamic Revolution. However, some stores have continued to sell them, despite repeated warnings from the relevant departments of the internal security forces. Indeed, sales never effectively combated and the sale of…

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Thursday, 31 May 2012  /  Domestic

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The head of the Tehran District Crisis Management Division announced that all government offices in the capital were to be closed on Wednesday because of excessive air pollution from dust particles. He said that a few days of “pollution vacation” would likely reduce the amount of…

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