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Iran protesters stage biggest demonstrations since ‘Green Movement’

The most significant protests in eight years are rocking Iran, with state media reporting Monday that at least 12 demonstrators have been killed and a police spokesman saying one officer was fatally shot. By – Ali Arouzi & Alexander Smith Hundreds of people have been arrested and activists are taking the rare step of publicly criticizing the country’s religious leaders. Iran’s reformist President Hassan Rouhani appeared ...

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Hillary Clinton Proposed Drone Strike on Julian Assange

Julian Assange and his free-speech brainchild Wikileaks were once lauded as global heroes of public service among United States politicians and policy makers. But by 2010, four years after its inception during the President George W. Bush administration, Assange and his organization were no longer considered lovable troublemakers and mavericks. A year into President Barack Obama’s first term, Wikileaks was ...

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Iranian filmmaker sentenced to 233 lashes for documentary about graffiti in Tehran

An Iranian director sentenced to 223 lashes for making a film that has never been officially shown in his homeland said Friday he just wanted to be left alone to work rather than “be turned into a hero”. Keywan Karimi ran into trouble with Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guards over a documentary he shot called “Writing on the City” about graffiti ...

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