What is Islamic Republic of Iran?

  • (noun): A theocratic islamic republic in the Middle East in western Asia; Iran was the core of the ancient empire that was known as Persia until 1935; rich in oil; involved in state-sponsored terrorism.
    Synonyms: Iran, Persia

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Apostasy In Islam - Apostasy in The Recent Past - Islamic Republic of Iran
... In 1989 a fatwa was issued by Ayatollah Khomeini, the ruler of Iran at the time, calling for the death of Salman Rushdie for the blasphemy of authoring the book The Satanic Verses ... to US think tank Freedom House, since the 1990s the Islamic Republic of Iran has sometimes used death squads against converts, including major Protestant leaders ... A new penal code is being proposed in Iran that would require the death penalty in cases of Apostasy on the Internet ...
Moharebeh - Islamic Republic of Iran - Controversy
... Human Rights has argued that under Articles 86 and 89 of the Islamic Punitive Laws of the Islamic Republic of Iran, the accused must "either have engaged in armed ... According to at least one journalist, the Iranian Islamic regime's use of moharebeh against 2009 election protesters has "opened deep rifts between ruling ...

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