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Iran finally let her see her husband. He was dead.

The authorities say Kavous Seyed Emami, a prominent environmentalist, committed suicide in prison. His wife and sons doubt that, and are demanding answers.

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Justice

In Iran, environmentalists now seen as spies

A broad feud over the country’s direction between hard-liners and moderates under President Rouhani is expanding into the environment, as water shortages loom.
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Justice

He fought for Iran’s environment and was arrested. Now, he’s dead

Authorities say a well-known Iranian-Canadian professor killed himself in a Tehran prison, after he and other environmentalists are arrested. His family is demanding answers.
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Climate

Iranians prayed for rain, but were covered in snow

A full-blown water crisis is drying out Iran, much to the concern of officials who fear protests and strife if conditions do not improve.

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Climate

Iranians prayed for rain, but were covered in snow

The country has been gripped by a terrible drought, so a blizzard brought joy — although the relief was most likely only temporary.
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