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Iranian MPs Blame ‘Bad Weather’ for Canceled Visit to Protesters in Prison

A group of Iranian members of parliament claimed “unfavorable weather conditions” forced them to postpone a planned January 28 visit to Tehran’s notorious Evin Prison where hundreds of protesters who participated in wide-ranging and ongoing uprisings throughout the country are being held.

Iranian MPs attend President Rouhani's presentation of the for 2018-2019 budget to the parliament on December 10, 2017, in Tehran. / AFP PHOTO / ATTA KENARE (Photo credit should read ATTA KENARE/AFP/Getty Images)

Iran’s Ayatollah Ali Khamenei: Shah Violated Women’s Rights

Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei published a piece on Sunday suggesting Iran’s late Reza Shah – the grandfather of Iran’s Crown Prince Reza Pahlavi – committed a grave “evil” by banning the compulsory hijab.

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State Department: Iran Has Arrested ‘at Least 1,000’ Protesters

The State Department announced on Thursday that Iran’s Islamic regime has arrested at least 1,000 Iranians since protests began and announced that it will hold an emergency meeting to discuss the uprising and how to provide support for the people.

FILE - In this Dec. 30, 2017 file photo, taken by an individual not employed by the Associated Press and obtained by the AP outside Iran, university students attend an anti-government protest inside Tehran University, in Tehran, Iran. As nationwide protests have shaken Iran over the last week, the Islamic …

Iranian Footballer Sosha Makani Suspended for Wearing SpongeBob Trousers

An internationally known Iranian goalkeeper was banned for six months from Iran’s national soccer team, the Tehran-based Persepolis Football Club, after an image surfaced of him wearing a pair of yellow “SpongeBob SquarePants” trousers, inspired by the American animated TV series of the same name.

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Iran Arrests 80-Year-Old Father of Imprisoned American Citizen

Eighty-year-old Baquer Namazi was arrested on Monday in Tehran and will be taken to the notorious Evin Prison, where his son Siamak Namazi is already being held without charges. Both Namazis hold dual American and Iranian citizenship.

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