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Friday, 5 July 2013  /  International

Alaeddin Boroujerdi, Chairman of the  Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Committee (NSFPC), said that the ouster of Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi and the arrest of senior Muslim Brotherhood (MB) members were rooted in the MB’s “wrong actions and policies.” Boroujerdi said the first mistake made by…

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Friday, 5 July 2013  /  International

The Head of the Iranian Civil Aviation Organization, Hamidreza Pahlevani, expressed in a letter to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Secretary an objection to the misnaming of the Persian Gulf in one of ICAO’s circulars. “The distorted name of Arabian Gulf has been used in…

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Friday, 5 July 2013  /  International

Ayatollah Mohammad Ali Musavi-Jazayeri, the Supreme Leader’s representative in Khuzestan Province, announced that “We are about to launch an Arabic-language channel, called Amir al-Mo’menin (Lord of the believers, referring to the first Shiite Imam Ali), in Iraq in the month of Ramadan… At present, we are…

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Friday, 5 July 2013  /  Military

Commander of Khatam al-Anbia Air Defense Base, Brigadier General Farzad Esma’ili, said that “We have issued warnings to (alien) reconnaissance planes that approached our borders, and they responded to our alerts and moved away from our borders.”…

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Friday, 5 July 2013  /  Military

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IRIN Commander, Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari, said that the Fateh (Victory) submarine was designed and manufactured by  Iranian experts and will be unveiled by the end of the current Iranian calendar year (ending March 20, 2014). He added that the new submarine will once more prove…

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Friday, 5 July 2013  /  Economy

Mahmoud Bahmani, Chairman of the Central Bank of Iran (CBI), said that the bank is implementing a decision  approved in the budget law. “The bank is acting upon this law and is removing the official rate.” Bahmani said that the CBI “will not allow any rise in prices…

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Friday, 5 July 2013  /  Human Rights

Hossein Ronaghi Maleki is an activist and blogger who was arrested on May 18, 2013 and has been imprisoned in Evin since. On his 28th birthday, he wrote: “Unfortunately, because I didn’t want my mind and thoughts to be held captive, while my physical being was…

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Friday, 5 July 2013  /  Human Rights

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A judiciary official, answering Hossein Ronaghi Maleki complaint about the authorities neglecting his and other political prisoners’ situation, responded, “You will eventually die in prison, and after a few weeks of the media noise, everything will become quiet.”…

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Friday, 5 July 2013  /  Human Rights

The hospitalization of a detained opposition figure and the death of an imprisoned labor rights activist highlight the problems that prisoners in Iran face in accessing adequate medical care and regular visits. The report mentioned the cases of Mir Hossein Mousavi’s recent hospitalization; Afshin Osanlou, a 42-year-old trade…

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Friday, 5 July 2013  /  Human Rights

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Mir Hossein Musavi, opposition leader under house arrest for over two years, was been taken to a Tehran heart hospital for a health check.  Kaleme opposition website reported that Mousavi’s health tests were “good and normal, but the  doctors insisted on hospitalizing Mr. Mousavi for further examinations,…

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Friday, 5 July 2013  /  Human Rights

Mohsen Aminzadeh, who was sent back to prison from a hospital prior to presidential election, is hospitalized again. Aminzadeh is founding member of the largest reformist party, the Islamic Iran Participation Front. He served as the Deputy Foreign Minister during the 1997-2005 Mohammad Khatami administration and…

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Friday, 5 July 2013  /  Human Rights

They were executed in the prisons of Ghezelhesar and Rajai Shahr (Karaj, west of Tehran)….

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Friday, 5 July 2013  /  Human Rights

The six, convicted of trafficking 339 kilograms of heroin and 191 kilograms of opium, were hanged in Bam (Kerman province).  …

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Friday, 5 July 2013  /  Human Rights

She was charged with “propaganda against the regime through her work with the Ghalame Sabz website.” Kheramand, a journalism major at Tehran Azad University, was a staff member of the Mir Hussein Mousavi presidential election campaign in 2009. Her husband, Masoud Lavasani, is a journalist who…

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Friday, 5 July 2013  /  Human Rights

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Directors, artists, and lawyers — including filmmaker Jafar Panahi, under threat of a six-year prison sentence — celebrate the four-day prison furlough of attorney Nasrin Sotoudeh. Sotoudeh, a prominent attorney for human rights cases, was detained in September 2010 and is serving a six-year term….

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Friday, 5 July 2013  /  Domestic

Esma’il Ahmadi-Moqaddam criticized the practice of “forced confessions,” saying that any police officer who carried out such measures would be dismissed from the force. Ahmadi-Moqaddam said in a meeting with the heads of provincial police officers that “the era of extracting confessions through the use of…

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Friday, 5 July 2013  /  Domestic

Shams-Ali Rezazadeh, Deputy Director of the Food and Drug Organization, said that Iran has increased the prices of domestically produced drugs by 40% as the exchange rate of foreign currency used to import r../../../2013/07/05/aw_materials_has_increased._ The_prices_of_foreign-made_drugs_that_are_imported_have__8230.css;

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Friday, 5 July 2013  /  Domestic

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A Jomhuri-e Eslami editorial titled, “The Heavy Burden of Expensive Medicine and Social Security Status” argues, “Over the past few months, people have been concerned about the shortage of medicine to cure serious diseases such as cancer, blood and heart illnesses. But today, this list has…

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Friday, 5 July 2013  /  Domestic

Minister of Science, Research and Technology, Kamran Daneshjoo, confirmed that since 2009, 25 public and private universities in Iran have been subjected to gender segregation. ISNA reported on July 4, “The Islamization of universities is high on the Science, Research and Technology Ministry’s agenda… The plan for the…

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Friday, 5 July 2013  /  Domestic

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