Iran

Prejudice against Arab minority in Iran: A cry for help from death row

A few hours before their execution, four Iranian prisoners managed to release a video in which they condemned the marginalisation of the Ahwazis, an Arab minority from southwest Iran. In the video, below, illegally recorded in prison, the Heidarian brothers also say they are innocent and claim that their confessions had been extracted by torture.

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European Parliament condemns Iran's violation of minorities' rights

The European Parliament has condemned Iran's "current disrespect of minority rights" and urged the authorities in Tehran to allow minorities "to exercise all rights granted by the Iranian Constitution and international law."

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Iran's dreams for influence stymied in Egypt

CAIRO - Iran once saw the Arab Spring uprisings as a prime opportunity, hoping it would open the door for it to spread its influence in countries whose autocratic leaders long shunned Tehran's ruling clerics. But it is finding the new order no more welcoming. Egypt is a prime example.

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Iran 'r nationalities can have a fair and common future only in a federal

Two days of meetings in Brussels on 4-5 June 2012 have enabled representatives of the Congress of Nationalities for a Federal Iran (CNFI) to raise the issue of ongoing human rights violations, especially against non-Persian peoples, and to reiterate the wide support for the concept of a federal Iran.

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What Iran Might Gain from a Nuclear Deal

Given continuing US-Iranian differences on issues such as terrorism and human rights, the Islamic Republic would receive only limited economic benefits from a nuclear deal, and Khamenei fears the regime would pay a heavy political price.

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