Iranian Student Arrested Without Warrant Catches Coronavirus

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A 20-year-old computer science major arrested on April 10 at his parents’ home in Tehran by the regime forces has now reportedly contracted COVID-19 while in custody.  Ali Younesi, a high-achieving math and science student, was taken by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps without a warrant in a very violent arrest that allegedly left his forehead…

Sorry Syria: Iranians apologize for country's involvement in Syria

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Iranian activists have launched a new online campaign to protest Tehran’s involvement in the Syrian civil war and to condemn their country’s support of Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad. Launched with a Facebook campaign called “Sorry Syria,” the group highlights the explosion of the Syrian migrant crisis and humanitarian conflict in recent months as “a small…

Iran's Pharrell Williams 'Happy' dancers sentenced to 91 lashes, jail

By Lisa Daftari

Iran’s latest crackdown on freedom includes lashes and prison for seven young adults who posted a video of themselves dancing to the American pop hit “Happy” and a death sentence for a blogger accused of insulting Prophet Muhammad. The seven men and women were arrested in May, but then released after self-professed “moderate” President Hassan…