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Video: Washington Post Journalist Jason Rezaian Freed

From Washington Post. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. Iran has freed Washington Post journalist Jason Rezaian, according to Iranian news media. He was arrested in Iran in 2014 and convicted of espionage last year. Here’s what you need to know about […]

More Veils Lift as Topic Loses Political Punch

By Mahmoud Pargoo, for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. Discussion of the Islamic veil took up a tiny part of books on Islamic law, or Sharia, before the beginning of the last century. Covering one’s head was mainly considered a precondition for women […]

UN calls on Iran to Stop Intimidating Journalists

UN experts call on Iran to stop intimidating journalists ahead of parliamentary elections The authorities in Iran should stop arresting, prosecuting and harassing journalists and online activists, and provide a safe space for freedom of expression as the country prepares for parliamentary elections early next year, UN human rights experts said today. “Increasing intimidation of […]

Actresses Flee for not Wearing Hijab

Iran’s Ministry of Culture and lslamic Guidance has questioned the mental balance of a leading actress who released photographs of herself without a veil. Sadaf Taherian (pictured) was forced to flee to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) last week after being criticised for publishing pictures on social media showing her without a traditional Muslim head […]

UN Concerned by Rising Number of Executions in Iran

Expressing his “deep sadness” at the recent execution by Iran of two juvenile offenders, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today noted with concern the alarming increase in executions in the country over the last decade. “Over 700 executions are reported to have taken place so far this year, including at least 40 public, marking the […]

Video: Washington Post’s Jason Rezaian Convicted

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. Judicial spokesman says the Iranian-American journalist accused of spying, can appeal undisclosed verdict. The Washington Post’s Tehran bureau chief has been held for more than 400 days, on accusations of spying. Al Jazeera’s […]