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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.

State Department urges Iran to release Washington Post correspondent

jason-rezaian-and-wife2The Washington Post - The State Department on Monday called for the release of The Washington Post’s Iran correspondent, Jason Rezaian, who was detained last week in Tehran along with his wife and two others for undetermined reasons.

Post reporter, other journalists appear to have been detained in Iran

jason-rezaianThe Washington Post - Three American citizens, including The Washington Post’s correspondent in Iran, appear to have been detained this week in Tehran, U.S. officials and the newspaper said Thursday.

Voices from Iran: Strong Support for the Nuclear Negotiations

iran-leading-figures-human-rightsThe International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran - A study on the views of leading figures in Iranian society on the P5+1 talks

New Wave of Arrests and Prison Sentences Against Journalists

marzieh-rasouli2The International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran - The prominent journalist Marzieh Rasouli was summoned to Evin Prison on July 8, 2014, for the implementation of her sentence of 50 lashes and two years’ imprisonment, she announced on Twitter, even though Rasouli has not yet received confirmation of the initial sentence from the appeals court.

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