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War on drugs... Coca leaf tea in Western Union ad in Peru.

5-year sentence against Christian Convert upheld

Center for Human Rights in Iran: The 5-year prison sentence against Christian convert Ebrahim Firoozi for his alleged missionary activities has been confirmed by the Appeals Court in Tehran, the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI) has learned.

The ruling, issued on January 15, 2017, also punished Firoozi to two years in exile to the village of Sarbaz in a remote part of Sistan-Baluchestan Province, according to an informed source who spoke to CHRI on the condition of anonymity.  

The 32-year-old welder has been held in Ward 12 for political prisoners and prisoners of conscience in Rajaee-Shahr Prison in Karaj, 32 miles west of Tehran, since 2014. He has been prosecuted three times since 2010 for converting from Islam to Christianity and allegedly organizing Christian religious meetings >>>

Emotions, North Korean style...

The officer appeared to be overcome with emotion as he climbed onto his leader's back

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Carlos Queiroz, a Grateful Coach

A man for all s̶e̶a̶s̶o̶n̶s̶ occasions...

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Ah! The good old days! When we used to be somebody...

Found this gem for you to show your kids.

There was a time when Iran was respected. December 30th, 1938 to be exact.

More importantly, if you disrespected Iran, there were consequences. By the way, please note how good Persia sounds in print.

Google NoRooz Animation

Once again, no luck folks.

Although this year we are correctly depicted by the Google animation metaphor:

"Iranians are like Rats, trapped in a hole in the ground, relegated to the occasional momentary grasp of any sort of happiness (A spring flower) that we can get our hands on. And then going back to sleep."

True Dat.

The Missing Link

Wishing you a wonderful Norooz and New Year from Easter Island.

Royal Nowrooz Gathering

Exiled Royal Family celebrating Nowrooz

Photo courtesy of RP Official FB page here

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Mahsa Vahdat Concert, Cowell Theater, San Francisco, April 22, 2017
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