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Rag-e Tak Available Online

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Iran Press Watch is pleased to note that the two-volume survey of Iranian social history titled, Rag-e Tak [the vein of vine], is now available online at:  http://ragetak.com/ Rag-e Tak is by “Delarm Mashhoori” and&hellip

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Update on the Baha’is of Iran

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The Persian page of Baha’i World News Service (BWNS) has provided several updates on Wednesday, July 23, 2009, which appear below in translation by Iran Press Watch. Shiraz: Temporary leave of two Baha’i youth prisoners&hellip

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Two Historical Documents

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Editor’s Note:  In our continual effort to document the mistreatment of the Baha’is of Iran and the regime’s role in bringing about systematic discrimination against the Baha’is, two official documents by Iranian authorities relating to&hellip

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Religious Cleansing in Iran

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“Every aspect of a non-Muslim is unclean,” proclaimed Iran’s late Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khomeini. He explained that non-Muslims rank between “feces” and “the sweat of a camel that has consumed impure food.” Other prominent ayatollahs, including&hellip

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Censorship and the Middle East

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Editor’s Note:  What does living in a region where censorship is totally common feel like? gulli:news asked Esra’a Al Shafei, a Middle Eastern internet activist, and Iran Press Watch is pleased to republish this interview.&hellip

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Justice, not Shame!

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Editor’s Note:  Dr. Naficy is a well-known Iranian poet, writer, and human rights and political activist.  In April of this year, he wrote a brilliant essay, which Iran Press Watch was pleased to share extracts&hellip

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A woman was executed!

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On Sunday, July 19, 2009, Human Rights Activists News Agency reported: A woman; who four years ago had unintentionally killed her father-in-law in the course of a family dispute, was executed last Tuesday morning in&hellip

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What has befallen me?!

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Editor’s Note:  Fariba Kamalabadi (Taefi) is one of the seven former Baha’i leaders, previously known as the Yaran [“Friends” in Iran].  She has been imprisoned for over a year at the notorious Evin prison in&hellip

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