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June 1, 2017 1:30 pm

Rouhani Faces Pressure to Improve Human Rights in Iran

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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

In the week before the May 19 presidential election in Iran, the eventual victor, Hassan Rouhani, criticized the judiciary and the powerful Revolutionary Guards with rhetoric rarely heard in public in the Islamic republic.

Now, in the eyes of his supporters, it is time to deliver. Millions of Rouhani’s followers expect him to keep pushing on human rights issues.

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