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Iran's Politics Color Ramadan Prayer Dispute

Mohammad Reza Shajarian fell out of favor after he made comments that were sympathetic to reformist critics of Iran's disputed 2009 presidential election.RFL/RE - A debate over the potential return of one of Iran's greatest classical singers for a prayer recitation has provided a fresh test of the hard-line domination of state TV nearly a decade after unrest that roiled the country's establishment.

Iran: Women Face Bias in the Workplace

Iran: Women Face Bias in the WorkplaceHRW  – Laws and policies that discriminate against women interfere with Iranian women's right to work, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. Women confront an array of restrictions, such as on their ability to travel, prohibitions on entering certain jobs, and an absence of basic legal protections.

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

Trafalgar Square screening of The Salesman film is 'right response' to US travel banAmnesty - 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.

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

Protest Outside Tehran Prison In Support Of Hunger Striking Activist Arash SadeghiRFL/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.

Women’s Leadership in Iran: a Panel Discussion.

altRadiozamaneh - 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.

Shirin Ebadi: Western governments maintain a dialogue with the real civil society in Iran

shirin-ebadi-spoke-on-the-10th-anniversary-zamaneh-mediaRadiozmaneh - Shirin Ebadi Iranian human rights lawyer and Nobel Peace Prize laureate delivered a speech congratulating Zamaneh Media on the occasion of its 10th year anniversary.

Overcoming Obstacles: Leila Vaziri & the Nine Female Olympians from Iran - What does it take for a woman to overcome the challenges and make it to the Olympics?
Watch world champion Leila Varizi in this video and join the Campaign in saluting the 9 Iranian women who made it to the 2016 Rio Olympics.

4 Executed Sunni Prisoners Explain Their Cases / Video Footage

Hadi HossainiHRANA News Agency – At least 20 Sunni prisoners were executed by hanging in Rajaei Shahr prison, all of whom were charged with membership or cooperation with Tohid and Jihad group. These prisoners were arrested about 8 years ago. Jahangir Dehghani, Jamshid Dehghani, Kamal Moulayi and Hamed Ahmadi were four prisoners that had a chance to publish what their case was made of and what they were accused of. HRANA had published this video in 2013, but due to importance of clarification about the process of these cases, we publish this video again.

Batir Shah Mammadov’s Plea on the 20th Day of Hunger Strike / Video Footage

Batir Shah MammadovHRANA News Agency – Batir Shah Mammadov, Turkmen citizen who has been sentenced to 20 years in prison on spying charges is on hunger strike demanding to be extradited to his country on the basis of the current agreements between Iran and Turkmenistan after 7 years imprisonment. He explained his condition and case in Persian which is difficult for a foreign citizen and also in Turkmen language on the twentieth day of his hunger strike in a video which was recorded last week and delivered to HRANA.

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