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The movement is notorious for leading pressure groups that targeted self-declared moderate presidents in Iran, such as former President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani and former President Mohammad Khatami. Ansar-e-Hezbollah soon emerged as one of the most powerful conservative lobbying tools. Military
In his welcome remarks, the Executive Director of CISLAC, Mr. Auwal Musa Rafsanjani commended participants for taking out precious time to attend the event. He stressed the importance of the event as it not only keys into the theme of this year's NGO CSW62 Forum: "Achieving gender equality and ... Education

Haeri quotes Rafsanjani as saying, "If we had a healthy society…then when they felt the [sexual] need, niaz, they could approach one of their friends or relatives from a position of confidence and invite him to marry them temporarily…This they could do without fear of being shamed or ostracized by others.". marriage India
The Head of Transparency International in Nigeria and Director of the Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre, Musa Rafsanjani, speaks on the looters' list released by the Federal Government, election-rigging confession and other issues, in this interview with OLALEYE ALUKO. The Federal ...
Following the sudden resignation of Tehran Mayor Mohammad Ali Najafi last month, speculation has been growing that Mohsen Hashemi, the eldest son of the late former President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, could become his successor. However, it seems as if the Reformists are not in favor of such ...
“In a nuclear duel in the region, Israel may kill 100 million Muslims,” Rafsanjani said in a speech in Tehran in October 2000. “Muslims can sustain such casualties, knowing that, in exchange, there would be no Israel on the map.” Iran's top military commanders also speak about a military clash with the ...

Executive Director of CISLAC Auwal Musa Rafsanjani said yesterday in Abuja at the public presentation that the report is part of the Integrity, Mobilization, Participation, Accountability, Anti-Corruption, and Transparency (IMPACT Nigeria) Project aimed at supporting the entrenchment of transparency in ...
His public-defender wife, Rooni (Tiya Sircar), appears about as often as Blumberg's wife and Gimlet's creative director, Nazanin Rafsanjani, did. Even billionaire Chris Sacca, an early investor in Twitter and Uber to whom Blumberg pitches his company in the first episode of ''StartUp,'' plays himself on the ...
In his welcome remarks, the Executive Director of CISLAC, Rafsanjani commended participants for attending the event. He stressed the importance of the event as it not only keys into the theme of this year's NGO CSW62 Forum: “Achieving gender equality and the empowerment of rural women and girls,” ...
Rafsanjani said the decision of the federal government on increase on excise duty is a welcome development, just at the countries that had carried out the policy in the past are not known to have reported that their tobacco firms were shut down. The policy, he noted, is always on the positive trend which is ...
(Blumberg is married to Nazanin Rafsanjani, a fellow media producer who is Asian, like Sircar.) Braff also reserved special praise for Elisha Henig, a recent bar mitzvah who plays Schuman's son, Ben. “'Family Ties' was supposed to be a star vehicle for Meredith Baxter until this kid Michael J. Fox took over.
Auwal Musa Rafsanjani, the Executive Director of Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC), in this interview with SYLVESTER ENOGHASE, admonished the National Assembly to urgently pass all components of the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) to transform the petroleum sector. Excerpts: Sir, you ...
TEHRAN – Iranian women have gained outstanding positions in the society and opportunities should be provided for women's presence in political, economic, social and managerial positions, head of the Iranian Women's Solidarity Association said. Fatemeh Hashemi Rafsanjani made the remarks while ...
Iran's Islamic Azad University (IAU), which was established by moderate Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, is now in the hands of hard-liners who have decided to lay off pro-reform professors. After Rafsanjani's death in January 2017, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei named his conservative ...
Tuesday marked one year in the Persian calendar since the sudden death of the pragmatist ayatollah, who served as president for two consecutive terms until 1997. Rafsanjani's daughter Faezeh Hashemi revealed last month that an examination led by the country's supreme national security council had ...
Iran has reopened its investigation into the death of former president Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, according to a Guardian report on Tuesday. Rafsanjani's eldest son, Yaser Hashemi, said Iranian President Hassan Rouhani moved to reopen the investigation after rejecting a report on the death of the ...
The body of the deceased Iranian President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani had contained radioactive elements “10 times more than the allowed level”, his daughter Faezeh Hashemi has said. In an interview with E'temed News Website, Hashemi added that her family has been informed about that fact during a ...

Four family members of the late Iranian President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani have been banned from traveling abroad by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), while one member is facing a “fabricated case” against her, an informed source told the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI).
Ayatollah Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, a former president of Iran and a founder of the Islamic republic, who navigated the opaque shoals of his country's theocracy as one of its most enduring, wiliest and wealthiest leaders, died on Sunday in Tehran. He was 82. His death was announced by Iranian state ...
In 2005, Kamal Tabrizi, known for his taboo-breaking comedy “The Lizard” — which portrayed a man pretending to be a cleric — made an acclaimed documentary about then-candidate Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani. Meanwhile, hard-line Javad Shamaghdari directed a documentary about then-candidate ...
In his short remarks, the convener, Rafsanjani, said the summit was convened to remind the government of its promise to clean up the Niger Delta. Rafsanjani said the call was imperative to discuss the prevalent issues affecting the Niger Delta region in terms of environmental tragedy as people still drink ...
Prior to assuming the presidency, as commander of Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps—which should tell you all you need to know about his moderation—Rafsanjani was responsible for carrying out Khomeinei's fatwa calling for the execution of 30,000 political prisoners. Rafsanjani deceived both the ...
Former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad took advantage of recent statements made by Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei to send him an open letter demanding "free and urgent" presidential and parliamentary elections without the intervention of the Guardian Council and the security and military ...
To mimic the snakeskin, Ahmad Rafsanjani, a postdoctoral researcher at Harvard University, resorted to the Japanese art of paper cutting, called kirigami. He used lasers to make cuts in thin plastic sheets in the shape of lines, triangles, circles, or trapezoids. The skins were then wrapped around silicone ...
On the sidelines of a recent advocacy visit to Lagos to highlight the need for both legislative and executive progress on the Petroleum Industry Governance Bill, the Head of Transparency International in Nigeria and Executive Director of the Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC), Mr. Auwal ...
The Executive Director, Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC), Musa Rafsanjani, has said the National Assembly has no business with rescheduling election dates already set by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). He said this yesterday while appearing on Channels ...
It's clear that Khomeini calculated that Khamenei's embodiment of the revolution's ideology balanced by Rafsanjani's pragmatism would enable the regime to weather the storms against it and endure. Rouhani's recent comments are therefore an apt example of him following in his mentor's footsteps at ...
The Arewa Student Forum (ASF) has bestowed on the Executive Director of Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC), Auwal Ibrahim Musa (Rafsanjani) the “2018 ICON of Community Development Award.” Presenting the award to the Executive Director on behalf of the Forum in Abuja recently, ...
If he indeed makes it to the position of supreme leader, hardliners would be sidelined and technocrats and apolitical Muslim leaders would be empowered. Rouhani has adopted his mentor Rafsanjani's model of development for Iran; he wants to see this country become the "Islamic version" of China with a ...
It is a non-governmental university founded by the late Iranian president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani. The university is also launching operations in Lebanon and Iraq. Talking to the media, Ali Akbar Velayati, Head of Islamic Azad University board of founders, claimed that Bashar al-Assad had requested Iran ...
The Executive Director of Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre, Auwal Ibrahim Musa Rafsanjani spoke with select journalists, saying if the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan is religiously implemented it will resuscitate the economy. Jonathan Eze brings the excerpts: What is your position on the ...
Iran has reopened its investigation into the death of former president Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, according to a Guardian report on Tuesday. Rafsanjani's eldest son, Yaser Hashemi, said Iranian President Hassan Rouhani moved to reopen the investigation after rejecting a report on the death of the ...
The death of Ayatollah Rafsanjani in January 2017 will probably affect the current wave of protests. Rafsanjani, one of the instigators of the Islamic Revolution and a compatriot of Khomeini, was a staunch opponent of the Revolutionary Guard's increased involvement in the economy and the administration ...
Auwal Ibrahim Musa Rafsanjani, Executive Director of Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC), in this encounter with Sylvester Enoghase, spoke on infrastructure challenges facing the country and the best ways Nigeria can maximise its resources, among other burning issues. Excerpts:.
He compared the policies to those of Ayatollah Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani's presidency in the 1990s; Tavakoli called them “harsh policies,” presumably referring to neoliberal economic measures to cut subsidies. Addressing the protests that started in Mashhad, former hard-line parliament member ...
Ever since the passing of prominent Iranian politician Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani in January, Ali Akbar Velayati has been attempting to earn the approval of radical Principlists in hopes of presenting himself as the Principlist option. Velayati is a veteran politician — he held the longest tenure as foreign ...
A reformist Iranian news website reports that a highly toxic radioactive substance has been detected in the body of former Iranian President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani. When Rafsanjani died in January, the cause of death was listed as a heart attack. The website, E'temed, carried an interview with ...
The body of the deceased Iranian President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani had contained radioactive elements “10 times more than the allowed level”, his daughter Faezeh Hashemi has said. In an interview with E'temed News Website, Hashemi added that her family has been informed about that fact during a ...
According to Rafsanjani, in spite of the undeniable progress on recovered assets domestically and internationally, management of recovered assets still operated under fractioned legislative framework and absent policy guidelines. He said that the mandates of a number of anti-corruption agencies in ...
Argentinian investigators accused five former Iranian officials -- including former President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, who is now deceased, former Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Velayati, and ex-Revolutionary Guards commander Mohsen Rezaie -- of ordering Tehran's Lebanese Shi'ite ally Hizballah to carry ...
Ayatollah Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, a former president of Iran and a founder of the Islamic republic, who navigated the opaque shoals of his country's theocracy as one of its most enduring, wiliest and wealthiest leaders, died on Sunday in Tehran. He was 82. His death was announced by Iranian state ...
From the period of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini's militant opposition to the Shah's regime in Iran in the 1970s, until his death, at the age of 82, Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani was one of Iran's major political players. Considered a pragmatic liberal, he had at times been ruthless. His charm and immense ...
TEHRAN — With the death of Ayatollah Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani on Sunday, Iran's political factions knew immediately that any space by reformers to maneuver had just significantly decreased. Change had come, and it did not favor those seeking to turn Iran into a less revolutionary country with more ...
Rafsanjani's mention is important because he was the first post-1979 Islamic Revolution President to visit India. The then Indian Prime Minister PV Narasimha Rao broke protocol to receive him at the airport. This was the gesture made by the present PM Narendra Modi for his Israeli counterpart Benjamin ...
Intanto, a un anno dalla sua morte, il quotidiano Guardian ha rivelato ieri che l'Iran ha riaperto l'indagine sulla morte dell'ex presidente Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani. Al giornale britannico, il figlio maggiore di Rafsanjani, Yaser Hashemi, ha infatti detto che Rouhani ha dato l'ok per rivedere il caso dopo ...
Iran's supreme leader Ali Khamenei (R) speaks with former president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani during a meeting in Tehran. ... the election of Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei as Rouhollah Khomeini's successor and the large role that late President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani played in this regard.
The election, according to Rafsanjani, was to be a temporary one until the necessary constitutional changes could be made. Someone from the floor asks that the temporary nature of the election not be made known to the public and Rafsanjani agrees. By standing, 45 members of the assembly vote in favor ...
Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani served as president of Iran for two terms until 1997. Photograph: Raheb Homavandi/Reuters. Iran has reopened an investigation into the death of its former president Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, according to members of his family who say his body had unusually high ...
Ayatollah Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, the late former President of the Islamic Republic of Iran who was serving as the Head of the Expediency council of Iran at the time of his death, is to be commemorated on Thursday January 11, 2018. The ceremony will be held at Shahid Motahhari Mosque in ...
As the world and Nigeria commemorate the 2017 Anti-corruption Day, the Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately honour promises and commitments and fully implement various policies instituted against corruption without fear or ...


 

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