Archive for October 2018

Austria Ignores Threat of Iranian Islamism

A crackdown on Sunni Islam gives Shiite Iranians a free pass.

Oct.11.2018- Spectator – In June 2018, the Austrian government announced it would shut down seven mosques and expel sixty imams, because of their putative links to Salafi-jihadists or Turkish regime networks. The government’s decision was made in the wake of a 2015 law that banned foreign funding of religious institutions and required Muslim organizations to express a “positive approach towards the society and the state” of Austria.

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Iranian-American Among Five Environmentalists Charged in Iran After Eight Months in Prison

October 8, 2018 – Five out of the eight environmentalists who have been detained in Iran since January 2018, including an Iranian-American dual national, have been issued preliminary indictments eight months into their imprisonment.

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Iran Should Immediately Free Political Prisoner Arash Sadeghi on Medical Grounds

October 1, 2018 – Iranian authorities should immediately free political prisoner Arash Sadeghi so he can receive medical care for serious health issues that require urgent and sustained care, the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI) said in a statement today.

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