Iran’s ‘hostage diplomacy’ traps foreign nationals

The 67-year-old German-Iranian activist Nahid Taghavi is still in detention after being arrested in the Iranian capital in October 2020. Last week, an Islamic Revolutionary Court sentenced her to 10 years and eight months detention on charges of engaging in political activity.

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Living in the Shadows of Oppression – The Situation of Christian Converts in Iran

IHRDC’s latest report, “Living in the Shadows of Oppression,” details the situation of Christian converts currently living in Iran. Facing the government’s narrow definition of protected Christianity, converts are systematically denied their rights to practice their religion without fear of persecution and are often harassed and arrested for their religious beliefs.

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The dissatisfaction of the Iranian people with ruling regime

While the Iranian people are very upset and angry about the slow process of vaccination against the Covid-19 virus and blame the entire regime for this situation, the fifth wave with the mutated strain of this virus known as Delta-variant has caused a sharp increase in the death toll in different cities of Iran.

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German experience can inform Australia’s next move on Iran-backed Hezbollah

In the year following the German Government’s decision to ban all Hezbollah activities and designate the group as a terrorist organisation, what have German authorities observed about Hezbollah’s ongoing presence in that country?

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ALP needed to go harder on Iran and Hezbollah

During its 2021 National Conference last week, the Australian Labor Party passed resolutions on a number of significant international matters – among them, Iran and Hezbollah.

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