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Iran’s persecution of the Baha’i has been met by silence from Rouhani–and the world

  By Ramin Ahmadi Reprinted from qz.com   In all my years as an Iranian-American, I have never heard so much discussion about Iran. In the halls of Congress, on ... Read more

Lies in the Face of the World: A Reflection on the UPR of Iran

Lies in the Face of the World: A Reflection on the UPR of Iran Mohammad Nayyeri * Translated from Persian On October 31, 2014, the second Universal Periodic ... Read more

Iranian Journalist Gets 50 Lashes and 2 Years in Prison for 'Propaganda'

Originally posted at: http://mashable.com/2014/07/09/iranian-journalist-50-lashes-2-years-in-prison/ BY LORENZO FRANCESCHI-BICCHIERAI Iran is sending yet another journalist to prison. Marzieh Rasouli, an arts and culture local journalist and blogger, was taken into ... Read more

Gissou Nia: The Iran Human Rights Documentation Center

Originally posted at: http://www.ishr.ch/news/gissou-nia-iran-human-rights-documentation-center#sthash.oW7XaSs9.dpuf ISHR has decided to publish a series of profiles of representatives of non-governmental organisations fighting to obtain ECOSOC consultative status to the UN ... Read more

Iran Doles Out Prison Sentences to Tech Bloggers, or 'Enemy Cyber Activists'

Originally posted at: http://mashable.com/2014/06/19/iran-tech-bloggers-prison/ BY LORENZO FRANCESCHI-BICCHIERAI Iran has sentenced a group of tech bloggers to a combined 36 years in prison for espionage and working with ... Read more

Iran's death penalty stays off global agenda

Originally posted at: http://www.dw.de/irans-death-penalty-stays-off-global-agenda/a-17705731 At least 320 people are said to have been executed in Iran this year. Drawn from official and unofficial sources, the figures ... Read more

Why Iran Is Banning Instagram

Originally posted at: http://motherboard.vice.com/blog/why-iran-is-banning-instagram Written by BEN RICHMOND May 23, 2014 // 04:21 PM EST Instagram has long enjoyed something of an outlier status in Iran, remaining legal ... Read more

Unlock Iran Is Like Facebook for Exposing Human Rights Abuses

Originally posted at: http://motherboard.vice.com/read/unlock-iran-is-like-facebook-for-exposing-human-rights-abuses In Iran's jails there are 85 political activists, 32 bloggers, 21 journalists, 245 religious minority prisoners and in total at least 800 "prisoners ... Read more

Actress: In Iran, my counterpart faces prison

Originally posted at: http://www.cnn.com/2014/05/02/opinion/boniadi-activists-kail-iran/ (CNN) -- At first blush, the biography of Iranian actress Pegah Ahangarani could read very much like my own. Ahangarani is a working ... Read more

Unlock Iran Invites You To Experience Life as an Iranian Political Prisoner

Originally posted at: http://blog.witness.org/2014/04/unlock-iran-invites-experience-life-iranian-political-prisoner/ Posted on April 23, 2014 by Sarah Kerr Unlock Iran is a new innovative visual storytelling platform featuring the stories of Iranian “prisoners of ... Read more

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