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Iran’s President-Elect Confronted With Plea for Detained Opposition Leader’s Freedom

Originally published at: http://thelede.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/06/17/irans-president-elect-confronted-with-plea-for-detained-opposition-leaders-freedom/?smid=tw-share At the end of his first news conference since winning Iran’s presidential election, the moderate cleric Hassan Rowhani was confronted, live on state television, with ... Read more

Ahead of Iranian presidential election, arrests and restrictions on Internet access

In Iran, tensions have risen ahead of next week’s presidential election. A human rights group says several campaign staffers and members of civil society groups ... Read more

Why Iranian Women Can’t Have Any of It

Originally published at http://opencanada.org/features/the-think-tank/comments/why-iranian-women-cant-have-any-of-it/ In recent weeks, the political theater of women registering as presidential candidates in the Islamic Republic of Iran, followed by what appeared to be disqualifying remarks by ... Read more

IHRDC on Al Jazeera Stream

Iranian web users are reporting slow internet speeds, difficulties accessing emails and faulty proxy servers in the lead up to the presidential elections on June ... Read more

How European taxpayers are fueling executions in Iran

This is a guest post by Gissou Nia, executive director of the Iran Human Rights Documentation Center, in response to our May 2 post, "The unlikely winner ... Read more

Analysis: al-Qaeda inside Iran

Originally published at http://www.huffingtonpost.com/gissou-nia/alqaedain-iran-a-fivepoin_b_3143058.html As Canadian authorities announced on Monday that they had thwarted a terrorist attack by two foreign nationals with "direction and guidance" from Al Qaeda ... Read more

Letter from the Paris Bar association in support of Iranian lawyers

(May 8, 2013) – As part of a campaign to support Iran’s independent legal profession in calling for the cancellation of the “Bill of Formal ... Read more

The Fifth Anniversary of the Incarceration of Seven Baha’i Leaders in Iran

Originally published at: http://foreignpolicyblogs.com/2013/05/06/the-fifth-anniversary-of-the-incarceration-of-seven-bahai-leaders-in-iran/  To commemorate the fifth anniversary of the imprisonment of seven Baha’i Leaders in Iran, on Monday, May 6, the U.S. Bahá’í Office of ... Read more

IHRDC: Ahwazi Arabs Subjected to Discrimination in Iran

Originally published at: http://www.shahrvand.com/archives/38128 Iran is home to many different ethnic minorities, including Azeris, Kurds, Baluch and others.  One minority that resides in the southwest of the ... Read more

Shahrvand: In memory of Marjan Ahouraee, an Iranian transsexual refugee

In a video interview conducted by the Iran Human Rights Documentation Center a few days after Marjan’s death, “Sayeh”—Marjan’s close friend and another Iranian transsexual ... Read more

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