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Senior US Senators meet Iran opposition leader in Albania

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08/12/2017 Dr. Majid Rafizadeh Contributor Tirana, Albania, August 12, 2017 – Mrs. Maryam Rajavi (left), the President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran meeting a senior delegation from the United States Senate. The two sides discussed the situation of members of the Mujahedin-e Khalq in Albania and the recent developments in Iran and […]

California Society for Democracy in Iran

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2892 Bellflower Blvd., Suite 246    Long Beach, CA 90815   Press Release Contact: Nasser Sharif           Phone: (562)221-8000 Call for Justice For 30,000 Victims of the 1988 Massacre in Iran Members of the Iranian-American community in Los Angeles will hold a rally on Saturday, August 19, 2017, to condemn the egregious and […]

Wife of Princeton Student Held Hostage in Iran Speaks out Against “Unjust Imprisonment”

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Iran Focus   July 20, 2017 London, 20 Jul – The wife of the Princeton graduate student who was sentenced to 10 years in prison in Iran for espionage has called on authorities to release him as he is “unjustly imprisoned”. Xiyue Wang was arrested in August 2016, while on a research trip to Iran for his […]

The Ayatollah’s Billion-Dollar Alaskan Bag Man

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Did an elderly Korean-American salmon exporter become a money launderer for Iran? By ZACH DORFMAN     July 14, 2017 POLITICO – In August 2012, a silver Rolls-Royce pulled up to the majestic Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Out stepped a newly married couple, freshly arrived from their wedding ceremony. At the lavish reception, the bride and groom […]

265 MEMBERS OF EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT ISSUE STATEMENT CONDEMNING IRAN’S HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS

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6/27/2017    By Iran News Update Staff INU – A statement that condemns Iran’s human rights violations was issued by 265 members of European parliament, including 4 vice-presidents and 23 chairs of various commissions and delegations. The statement also calls for the blacklisting the Iranian Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) as a terrorist organization, and comes on the eve of […]

Rouhani Government “Closed Seven Million” Websites in First Term

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June 8, 2017  –  BY Center for Human Rights in Iran CHRI – A cabinet minister appointed by centrist President Hassan Rouhani has admitted that the Ministry of Telecommunications and Information Technology filtered “seven million” websites during Rouhani’s first term (2013-17). “In the past three years, we have closed seven million (web) addresses reported to […]

UN urge Iran to stop executions of two men sentenced to death as children

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May 29, 2017 GENEVA – Iran must abide by its obligations under international human rights law and stop carrying out death sentences passed on persons who committed offenses when children, say a group of United Nations rights experts* calling for an immediate halt to the execution of two persons, who were sentenced when they were both under 18. […]

Iran: Election Protests, Calling Mrs. Rajavi For President

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HUFF POST BY – Dr. Majid Rafizadeh     05/16/2017 Iran’s presidential election will be held on Friday May 19. In the run-up to the Iranian government presidential election, many people across the country are calling to boycott the elections. The activists of the network of the Iranian opposition movement, the National Council of Resistance of Iran and its group the Mujahedin-e […]

Among Iranian expats in D.C., hope for Rouhani in presidential election

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The Washington Times By Laura Kelly  –  Friday, May 19, 2017 The women paused before entering the Iranian Interests Section at the Pakistani Embassy in Washington, D.C., taking cardigans from their bags to cover their spaghetti straps, and pulling out scarfs to cover their hair. They were heading into the building on Friday to vote in […]

Reporters Without Borders: Iran remains one of five major prisons

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May 1, 2017 REPORTERS WITHOUT BORDERS issued a statement on April 26th describing Iran as one of the world’s five major prisons for media activists and placed Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei in the list of enemies of press freedom. “… Iran imprisons journalists arbitrarily by the dozens on the pretext of combatting ‘obscenity’ or threats […]
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