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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.

Fire at Iranian Tea House Kills 11, Injures 6 (+Video)

A fire started by a former employee destroyed a tea house on Tuesday and killed and wounded dozens of people in the city of Ahvaz in Khuzestan province, southwestern Iran.

Iranian Judge Sentences Convicts to Plant Trees

Doing community services as a punishment, especially for convicts of misdemeanors, is becoming more and more prevalent in Iran, where a judge has so far ordered offenders to plant more than 10,000 trees if they want to avoid spending their time behind bars.

Iranian VP Calls for Formation of Global Network against Violence

Iran’s Vice-President for Women and Family Affairs Massoumeh Ebtekar has called for the establishment of a network among governments, parliaments, NGOs, and women activists to promote peace and security not only in the Middle East but at the international level.

Women at Front Line of Fight against Violence: Iran FM

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says women are at the forefront of the campaign against violence and hate.

“Those behind Recent Riots in Tehran Backed by Foreigners”

There is evidence that proves elements who raided a police station in northern Tehran Monday in apparent support for the dervish community were being supported by foreign governments, a senior judicial official said.

Minister Blasts Rioters’ Deadly Attack on Police Forces in Tehran

Iranian Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli decried a recent attack on security forces in northern Tehran by members of the Gonabadi Dervishes, a Sufi community in Iran, and said all those behind the incident would be dealt with “decisively”.

Acts of Violence by Any Group Not Tolerated: Iran President

Iran’s president says all ideologies are respected, but violence by any group or entity, especially acts of violence and insult against police and security forces, are definitely condemned.

17 People Killed in Shooting at Florida High School (+Video)

At least 17 people have been killed after a 19-year-old former student opened fire at a South Florida high school on Wednesday afternoon, officials said.

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