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· November, 2014

Stories about Middle East & North Africa from November, 2014

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The Story Behind Iran's Censorship Redirect Page

Advox  27 November 2014

When Internet users in Iran try to access a blocked website, they're taken to www.peyvandha.ir. The page has changed throughout the years, reflecting the government's evolving approach to censorship.

Iranian Facebook User Sentenced to Death

  26 November 2014

Soheil Arabi was sentenced to death for insulting the Prophet Mohammad on the Facebook.The Revolutionary Guards arrested Soheil Arabi on November 2013. Iranian Twitter user Velgard tweeted below about this, explaining that Arabi is only a 30 year old Iranian who is not a political activist, but merely “one of...

Hossein Derakhshan Released from Prison

  22 November 2014

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran’s supreme leader, on Thursday pardoned the jailed blogger Hossein Derakhshan after his six years.Derakhshan thanked God, Khamenei and his family on his Google Plus page.

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Prison in Bahrain: A Tale of Torture

The Bridge  11 November 2014

Following the death of Hasan Alshaikh due to torture, Global Voices author Mohamed Hassan details his own experience being tortured by Bahrain authorities.

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