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Gov’t Pays Blood Money for 2014 Isfahan Acid Attacks as Culprits Not Caught

The lawyer of victims of the 2014 acid attacks in the central city of Isfahan says the assailants have not yet been found despite relentless efforts by provincial authorities, and the victims’ blood money were paid by the government.

Iran Dismisses Accusations Levelled in US’ Report on Human Trafficking

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi has categorically rejected an annual report released by the US State Department on human trafficking in which certain baseless allegations were raised against the Islamic Republic.
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Iran Calls on Turkey to Extradite Fugitive Criminals

Tehran has called on Ankara to cooperate with the Islamic Republic in detaining and extraditing Iranian fugitive criminals in Turkey.
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Leader Urges Immediate Punishment of School Official Accused of Sexual Harassment

Leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has urged immediate punishment of a school official accused of abusing a number of schoolboys in a Tehran high school.
Man behind Iran’s Worst Terrorist Attack Killed in 2015: Dutch Daily

Man behind Iran’s Worst Terrorist Attack Killed in 2015: Dutch Daily

A newspaper in the Netherlands has confirmed an Iranian-born victim of a 2015 death case was “most certainly” the man behind the biggest terrorist attack in Iran’s history in which dozens of top officials including the country’s prime minister were killed in 1981.

Casualties Reported in Southern Iran after Protests Turn Violent

The Wednesday night clashes between security forces and demonstrators protesting a plan to divide parts of the Kazeroon County in Fars Province, southern Iran, has left at least one dead and six wounded.

Antiquities Advertised for Online Sale Seized in Iran

A number of historical items put up for sale on an Iranian advertising website have been confiscated by the country’s cultural heritage authorities.

Ex-Prosecutor Mortazavi Finally Arrested in Northern Iran

Saeid Mortazavi, a former prosecutor convicted of complicity in the death of a prisoner, has been detained in northern Iran and transferred to jail.

Iranians Launch Campaign to Find “Most Wanted” Ex-Prosecutor

After the Iranian Judiciary announced it has yet to catch Tehran’s former prosecutor Saeed Mortazavi, activists have printed wanted posters and decorated the city’s walls with them to find the notorious judge convicted of complicity in the death of prisoners.

Angry at YouTube’s Unfair Policies, Iranian Vegan Wounds 3, Kills Herself

An Iranian-American woman named Nasim Aghdam, a vegan and animal rights activist with lots of followers on Instagram, has been identified as the person who opened fire on the YouTube headquarters in California, perhaps in protest at being censored by the video-sharing company.

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