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· September, 2016

Stories about Iran from September, 2016

An Iranian-Canadian Academic Is Released, but Iran's Crackdown on Women's Rights Activists Continues

Efforts to increase women's participation in February's parliamentary elections were met with a campaign of repression from hardline institutions in Iran.

A Lavish Iranian TV Series Revises the History of the 1953 Coup for the Post-Nuclear Deal Age

Iran's 1953 coup d'état is widely depicted as a rupture in the modern history of Iran. It is also a Pandora’s box filled with contested narratives.

Iran Executes Hundreds of People Each Year in Its UN-Funded War on Drugs

Those who are executed are often individuals who are marginalized in Iranian society, such as undocumented migrants and refugees from neighbouring Afghanistan and ethnic and religious minorities.

Reformist Editor Arrested Ahead of Iranian President’s Trip to the United Nations

Sadra Mohaghegh, the social affairs editor of the reformist Shargh newspaper, is well known for his reports on environmental issues and informative social media postings.

Hackers Exploit Android Flaw to Target Iranian Activists

Suspected state-sponsored hackers have intensified their attempts to break into the online accounts of Iranian rights activists in recent weeks by exploiting security vulnerabilities in Android smartphones.

Jailed Iranian Nuclear Scientist Tweets About His New Conditional Freedom

After five years of imprisonment, Twitter -- the online platform that led his freedom campaign -- was how nuclear scientist Omid Kokabee first communicated with the world after his release.

Iran Declares ‘Unveiling’ of Its National Intranet

Iran declared a grand "unveiling" of its national internet. But what's really new here? We analyze the project and the government performance around its so-called "unveiling".

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