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In 2004 Majid Movahedi attacked Ameneh Bahrami with acid because she refused his offer of marriage. The attack left her severely disfigured (photo, from bbcimg.co.uk) and he was sentenced to be blinded when his victim demanded qisas, a rarely used retributive justice under Sharia law. (more…)

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Iranian journalist and veteran activist Hoda Saber (photo, from bbcimg.co.uk) started a hunger strike in jail on 2 June. He has died of a heart attack at the hospital. (more…)

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Despite trade embargoes, nearly 10,000 exceptions have been approved by the US Treasury Department for American companies to do business with Iran over the past decade, The New York Times reported on Thursday. (more…)

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While subsidies are gradually lifted in order to bring prices up to international levels, Iranian police are guarding petrol stations.(photo, from bbcimg.co.uk) (more…)

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The personal computers of staff at Iran’s first nuclear power station has been infected by a complex computer worm, the official IRNA news agency reported. (photo, from bbcimg.co.uk) (more…)

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A prominent human rights activist has been sentenced to six years in prison by an Iranian court, on various anti-government charges, a semi-official Iranian news agency has reported. (more…)

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A female human rights activist and journalist has been tried by a court in the Iranian capital on charges including “warring against God,” which has the potential punishment of death. (more…)

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