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Anti-hijab protester jailed for a year in Iran

An Iranian woman who was badly injured after being pushed off a box in Tehran as she was waving her hijab during a protest has been jailed for a year. Maryam Shariatmadari, 32, was demonstrating against laws which force women to wear a veil in the Islamic republic when a …

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Iran Sentences American Art Dealer and Wife to Prison

Iran has sentenced an Iranian-American art dealer and his wife to prison for being Zoroastrians, a New York-based human rights group said Wednesday. It is the latest case in which Tehran has imprisoned people of Iranian descent who hold dual citizenship. The art dealer, Karan Vafadari, was sentenced to 27 …

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How Iranian repression works

Michael Rubin – Washington Examiner It’s been nearly a month since wildcat protests erupted across Iran and, while there are still some reports of sporadic demonstrations and anti-government actions, it appears that the Islamic Republic has successfully smothered the embers of revolution and change, at least for now. The action of …

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Iran’s Coercive Apparatus: Capacity and Desire

Saeed Golkar – The Washington Institute The suppression of Iran’s latest uprising has followed a familiar pattern, intensifying immediately after protests expanded in multiple cities and towns. This cycle of revolt and suppression has been repeated serval times under the ayatollahs, with the regime’s crackdowns succeeding each time. The fate …

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