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Iran-Iraq War off-limits to historians in Iran - The eight-year war (1980-1988) was in many ways a unique event in Iranian history. One of its most important aspects was probably the massive participation of the Iranian people, from all the different regions of the country and levels of society.

COUNCIL OF EUROPE: SUPPORT HUMAN RIGHTS, DEMOCRACY AND GENDER EQUALITY IN IRAN IN ORDER TO OVERCOME - Violation of human rights, executions, and arbitrary arrests continue in Iran. Over 1000 were hanged in one year under "moderate president" Rouhani. Religious dictatorship in Iran is the epicentre of terrorism.

Iranian Journalists to Rouhani: Stop Lying

rohani2PayvandNews - In a letter to President Hassan Rouhani, 135 Iranian reporters, editors and media workers from inside and outside Iran urged the president not to insult them by lying about the persecution of journalists in Iran.

If No Journalists Jailed in Iran, Why Did You Promise Their Release? - The Iranian president's short but strange answer to Christian Amanpour's question has unleashed a wave of criticism against him. One of Rouhani's main slogans during his presidential campaign was the release of journalists and political prisoner.

Documentary film charts Iranian Baha'is' peaceful response to oppression

PayvandNews  - A powerful new documentary film, telling the story of the Baha'is of Iran and their peaceful response to decades of state-sponsored persecution, had its UK premiere on 12 September.

Open Letter to the adviser of President Hassan Rouhani on political and security affairs in matters

IOPHRIIOPHRI -An open letter by the “International Organisation To Preserve Human Rights in Iran” addressed to Hojatoleslam Ali Younesi, the adviser of President Hassan Rouhani on political and security affairs in matters relating to ethnic and religious in Iran.

Interview Radio Farda with Dr. Azmayesh concerning the recent statements of Intelligence Minister

Mostafa azmayeshMajzooban Noor - The Iranian intelligence minster, Mahmoud Alavai, in a meeting held in the presence of the heads of education of different parts of Iran, stated that "this idea that students in term of thoughts and attitudes can move forward and go anywhere they wish to go, leads to becoming a Sufi or Dervish, or become infidel and go toward moral nihilism."

Iranian Women's Monthly Under Pressure From Hard-Liners

shahia-sherkatRFE/RL - A newly launched women's monthly run by a prominent female editor has irked Iranian hard-liners, who have accused her of promoting "obsolete" feminist views and ideas that are un-Islamic.

Jailed for being a journalist

cartoon-arrest-journalistsAmnesty International - Journalists and media workers in Iran are yet again targeted for repression as Amnesty International has documented a surge over the last few months in the number of media professionals being arrested and imprisoned for carrying out their journalistic activities. The fresh crackdown appears to be aimed at crushing hopes heralded by promises of change and increased freedoms that followed the election of President Hassan Rouhani.

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