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Crimes Against Humanity in Iran Thrust Into Limelight With Raisi’s Presidential Bid

Raisi
Iranhumanrights.org –
The candidacy in Iran's upcoming presidential election of Ebrahim Raisi, who played a leading role in crimes against humanity during the 1980s, is a serious setback for a country striving to rejoin the international community.


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In 1988, Raisi was part of a four-man commission that implemented the extrajudicial executions of thousands of political prisoners. Current President Hassan Rouhani, Raisi, and the former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad are considered at present to be the most serious contenders for the presidency, which will be decided in Iran's elections on May 19.

"A man who should be on trial for the most

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Trafalgar Square screening of The Salesman film is 'right response' to US travel ban

Amnesty
Amnesty -
 Amnesty International has renewed its criticism of the US travel ban ahead of a special screening of an Oscar-nominated Iranian film in Trafalgar Square this weekend.


Richard Ratcliffe to raise awareness of his wife's detention in Iran

Photo-call with activists holding placards - 'Stand Together Against Hate', 'Free Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe' and 'Free Kamal Foroughi' - at 2.30pm

Asghar Farhadi, whose film "The Salesman" has been nominated for a "best foreign-language film"

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Protest Outside Tehran Prison In Support Of Hunger Striking Activist Arash Sadeghi

Sadeghi
RFL/RE -
 Dozens of Iranians have taken part in a rare demonstration outside Tehran's Evin prison to express their support for a jailed activist on hunger strike, Arash Sadeghi.


Arash Sadeghi has reportedly been refusing to eat for more than two months.
Sadeghi is protesting the October 24 arrest of his wife, Golrokh Ebrahimi.

Sadeghi, a philosophy student who is serving a 15-year prison sentence on security charges, has reportedly been refusing to eat for more than two months to protest

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Energy Giants Say Iran Needs $100 Billion for Gas Upgrade

oil
VOA -
 Iran sits on what are thought to be the world's largest gas reserves, yet can barely supply its own domestic demand. Since the nuclear deal lifted sanctions, the country has sought foreign investment in exploration and infrastructure. But will the hawkish stance of U.S. President Donald Trump put them off? Henry Ridgwell reports from the CWC Iran Gas Conference in Frankfurt, Germany.


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Women’s Leadership in Iran: a Panel Discussion.

WomenPanel
Radiozamaneh -
 Mansoureh Shojaee a leading Iranian feminist author and activist, Masih Alinejad, journalist and writer and trouble maker for the Islamic Republic of Iran and Saghar Qyasi feminist researcher joined Naemeh Doustar, Zamaneh Media's women's section editor to talk about challenges to women's leadership in Iran.


On the occasion of Zamaneh Media's 10th anniversary these women, who all have been involved with the women's movement in Iran, gathered in Amsterdam to take part in a

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