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Iran’s parliament: More low-income Iranians fall into poverty

A group of protesters chant slogans at the main gate of old grand bazaar in Tehran, Iran, Monday, June 25, 2018. (AP) December 13, 2018 The Iranian parliament's research center says a worsening domestic economy means a broader range of Iranians are living in poverty, based on their monthly incomes. In a report released Tuesday, [...]

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Iranian activist on hunger strike dies in prison

Iranian political activist Nasiri went on hunger strike in October 2018 to protest being locked up with ordinary criminals. (Supplied) December 13, 2018 Vahid Sayadi Nasiri, an Iranian political activist, who had been held in Qom Prison for criticizing Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, died on Wednesday, on 60th day of a [...]

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How Iran signals future waves of crackdown, terror attacks

Blood can be seen on the street after gunmen opened fire on a military parade in Ahvaz. (MEHR) By Heshmat Alavi December 13, 2018 The recent car bombing incident in Chabahar, southeast Iran, sounds alarm bells for those familiar with the history of the Iranian regime. What is being described as a suicide [...]

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Labor activists detained, released as strikes and protests continue

Protestors walked in Ahwaz streets chanting against the Iranian regime, Dec 10, 2018. (Supplied) December 13, 2018 Five labor and civil rights activists detained by the Iranian security forces have been released, the Syndicate of Workers of Tehran and Suburbs Bus Company (SWTSBC) announced on December 11, hours after reporting their detainment. SWTSBC [...]

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Iran said to arrest over 100 Christians in crackdown on conversions

Women worship as part of Iran's Christian community, which is growing despite persecution. (Reuters) December 12, 2018 Iranian authorities have reportedly arrested over 100 Christians in the past few days, as they seek to crack down on conversions and what they claim is proselytizing by evangelicals. Citing Open Doors UK, a charity that [...]

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Iran sentences 3 rights lawyers to prison

Ghasem Sholeh-Saadi and Arash Keikhosravi were sentenced to five years in prison for taking part in an “illegal gathering” and one year for “propaganda” against the ruling system. (INU) December 12, 2018 Iran has sentenced two human rights lawyers to six years in prison and a third to 13 years, newspapers reported Tuesday. [...]

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Senior Iranian officials implicated in 1988 massacre report

Ayatollah Khomeini addresses a crowd in Tehran during Iran's Islamic Revolution 1979. (Supplied) By Majid Rafizadeh December 12, 2018 For decades, the Iranian regime has tried to systematically cover up one of its greatest crimes. Thirty years ago, in what became known as the 1988 massacre, Tehran began cleansing prisons of thousands of [...]

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Iran official says French protests are ‘Islamic awakening’

Sadiq Larijani, the head of Iranian judiciary. (Tasnim) December 12, 2018 The head of the Islamic Republic Judiciary has said on Monday that protests in France are part of the “Islamic awakening” and a development foreseen by Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei. According to Mizan news agency, Ayatollah Sadegh Amoli Larijani said Khamenei [...]

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Iran’s laws against women: Some reforms but discrimination still rife

Iranian women make their way in a sidewalk while wearing the “chador,” in downtown Tehran on Aug. 24, 2017. (AP) By Ehsan Mehrab December 12, 2018 Most discriminatory laws against Iranian women were passed in the early years following the 1979 Islamic Revolution. The new Islamic Republic authorities sought to replace laws they had [...]

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Taking stock of Iran’s track record on Human Rights Day

Iranian opposition protesters march during a rally to protest against executions in Iran, in Paris, Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016. (AP) By Reza Shafiee December 12, 2018 Human Rights Day, marked on December 10, is a wake-up call for the world as human rights violations are the order of the day for suppressive regimes [...]

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