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Flashpoint Iran: Many Iranians, Struggling with Inflation, Show Apathy Ahead of Uncompetitive Parliamentary Election

Pedestrians walk past a board bearing electoral campaign posters along a street in Abuzar, south of Tehran on Feb. 26, 2024, ahead of March 1 elections. Voters will pick new members of Iran's parliament, as well as the Assembly of Experts
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Independent Persian chief editor Camelia Entekhabifard on why many voters in Iran were apathetic ahead of March 1 parliamentary elections. VOA Persian managing editor Arash Sigarchi on Tehran’s Revolutionary Court convicting him and 10 other VOA Persian journalists in absentia for alleged propaganda crimes after a secret trial. U.N. Special Rapporteur for the situation of human rights in Iran Javaid Rehman on why he is optimistic as he prepares to end his six-year mandate in a few months. Iranian American entrepreneur and attorney Rumi Parsa on why U.S. social media giants Meta and X penalized Iranian government accounts this month, one year after he sued them in U.S. federal court to take such action.