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INU - On Thursday, the Washington Post published a report upon the American chess master Nazi Paikidze’s plan to boycott the Women’s World Chess Championship scheduled to take place in Iran in February. Although Paikidze’s announcement already reached the media last week, the Washington Post article provides additional information, including more recent clarifications from the chess champion, in response to criticisms suggesting that she is anti-Iranian, anti-Muslim, or refusing to respect foreign cultures.

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INU - In an article published October 4, the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) condemns the Women's World Chess Championship being awarded to Iran. The NCRI Women's Committee urges FIDE to cancel its decision.

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INU - On Thursday, September 29, the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) reported on the situation of Iranian political prisoner Maryam Akbari Monfared.

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On September 18, state news agency, “Daneshju”, reported that one of the forms the students at Beheshti University are obliged to fill out upon admittance, is the Student Disciplinary Pledge. Failure to comply with the Pledge will be considered a disciplinary violation, and dealt with according to the university’s disciplinary regulations.

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INU - In an article on September 13 by the National Council of Resistance of Iran, they report on the fatwa issued by Ali Khamenei, the mullahs' supreme leader, banning women's bicycling in public and in front of strangers.

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INU - A heart- breaking letter from an Iranian political prisoner exposes the medieval tortures in Khamenei’s prisons.

Afsaneh Bayazidi, a Kurdish political prisoner, and a student from Bukan, was sentenced to four years in prison and exile in Kerman prison by Mahabad’s revolutionary court.

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