Iranian Christian convert faces deportation

Christian Concern: Reza Karkah, an Iranian Christian who converted from Islam, faces the prospect of imprisonment, torture and separation from his wife and child after the UK Home Office rejected his application for asylum, saying that he was 'fabricating' his Christian faith. Reza grew up in a Muslim family in Iran, but converted to Christianity years after fleeing to the UK in fear for his...

Iran voter turn-out will be key to proving election legitimacy


Jorjani: Need for Novel Folklore in an Iranian Renaissance

New Thinking Allowed with Jeffrey Mishlove Jason Reza Jorjani, PhD, is a philosopher and author of Prometheus and Atlas, World State of Emergency, Lovers of Sophia, Novel Folklore: The Blind Owl of Sadegh Hedayat, and Iranian Leviathan: A Monumental History of Mithra's Abode. Here he explains what "novel folklore" is and why it is needed in any authentic renaissance movement. Sadegh Hedayat ...

Voting in Iran

FRANCE 24 reporter in eastern Tehran.

BBC Newsnight: Iranian chess official fears going home over hijab photo

BBC Newsnight Iranian Shohreh Bayat, an arbiter for the International Chess Federation, says it's unsafe for her to return home to Iran after she was pictured without a headscarf at an international chess tournament. Photographs were circulated showing Bayat wearing a headscarf around her shoulders while officiating in Shanghai. She says it would be unsafe to return to Iran where the regime...

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Trita Parsi: Iran election result could be 'problematic' for US relations

Sky News Australia National Iranian American Council Founder Trita Parsi says the expected victory from Iranian hardliners “will likely see relations between Washington and Tehran deteriorate even further”. Iranians head to the polls on Friday where it is expected hardliners led by President Hassan Rouhani will defeat reformists after Washington withdrew from a landmark nuclear ...

Apathy runs high in Tehran as Iran gears up for parliament vote

Campaigning has officially ended in Iran ahead of Friday's parliamentary election. Thousands of candidates have been disqualified from running, including dozens of members of the outgoing parliament. And there are concerns of a possible low turnout. Al Jazeera's Assed Baig reports from Tehran.

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Sixty Iranian asylum seekers and their children on strike in Gothenburg

IranWire: A group of Iranian asylum seekers, including women and children, are entering their sixth day of a sit-in and hunger strike in Gothenburg, Sweden, demanding fairer treatment when applying for asylum status in the country. Many of the protesters’ applications have taken years to receive an answer, and obtaining asylum status is steadily becoming more difficult, in particular ...