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Another Woman Arrested In Iran For Protesting Against Compulsory Veiling

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RFL/RE - A woman has been arrested in Iran after peacefully protesting against compulsory veiling, the latest such incident in recent months.

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These Women Risked Imprisonment in Iran to Protest the Compulsory Hijab

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CHRI - In December and January of this year, Iranian women challenged the Islamic Republic’s compulsory hijab by waving their headscarves in public in various cities across Iran. They risked arrest, some were detained and some face serious charges. But they have not given up. They are the “Girls of Revolution Street.”

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Tehran Prosecutor: “No Discussion” About Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe’s Release Date

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CHRI -Two day after a former senior British politician expressed optimism after discussing the case of imprisoned Iranian-British dual national Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe with Iranian officials, the Tehran Province prosecutor denied she would soon be released.

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Mashhad in the spotlight: inequality plagues Iran's holy city

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Guardian - The wave of anti-government protests in Iran at the end of December began in one of the country’s conservative strongholds: its second city, Mashhad. Site of the huge Imam Reza shrine that draws more than 20 million Shia pilgrims a year, the city’s population has ballooned to around 3 million in recent years. After a proposed modernisation of the area around the shrine complex by architect Dariush Borbor was abandoned following the Islamic revolution, rampant development in the last two decades may have helped aggravate social forces hitting the streets today.

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Internet Cut-Off During Recent Unrest in Iran Reveals Tehran’s New Cyber Capabilities

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CHRI - New Report Details Growing State Ability to Block, Censor and Monitor the Internet in Iran

January 10, 2018—The recent unrest in Iran—during which the authorities disrupted Iranians’ access to the internet and blocked major social media networks used by the protesters—demonstrates that the Iranian government’s decade-long effort to control the internet in Iran is being realized.

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