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Iranian authorities have ruled that members of religious minorities living in the country can be elected as members of city and village councils, reaffirming an existing law that had been rejected by the Guardian Council.
The Iranian government on Monday approved a plan proposed by Tehran’s City Council to dedicate special places in Tehran to citizens’ protest gatherings.
Iran’s president Hassan Rouhani says people are entitled to criticize and raise questions about the performance of his administration.
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei underlined that all Iranians should be treated equally under Islamic teachings and the country’s Constitution, calling for concerted efforts to prevent any harm to the national unity and dignity.
The CEO of Telegram messaging app says the Iranian government has never asked the company to provide it with the private information of Iranian users.
Iranian President on Monday signed and unveiled the first-ever Iranian “Charter on Citizens’ Rights”, and then sent a text message to Iranian citizens, asking them to know their civil rights.
While reformist and moderate newspapers as well as President Rouhani and the majority of Iranian Parliament harshly criticized the recent cancellation of the outspoken MP Ali Motahari’s speech in Mashhad, major conservative newspapers have held a different view of the incident.
The cancellation of an Iranian lawmaker’s planned speech in Iran’s northeastern city of Mashhad has led to widespread reactions by the government and the Parliament.