The Irish Times Who's calling the shots in Iran? Some estimates put the casualties as high as 30, The rescue phase of the aid effort is winding down. Cocaine has become a regular feature at parties among Tehran's richer residents; young people throughout the city smoke marijuana and pop ecstasy pills; opium — viewed as an older person's drug — is still widely considered to be culturally acceptable. The diminutive politician, who coasted to an unexpected victory promising to redress social injustice and fight corruption, said he would not prioritise relations with the US. For more than 30 years, the Islamic Republic has been obsessively battling against sex. They have become accustomed to violent raids, sporadic arrests and detention, interrogation and intimidation.
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The government has made concessions in a bid to pacify it — allowing women to register as presidential candidates for the first time although the Guardian Council barred all those who put their names down. With labour unions impotent and no real opposition, the women's movement began to gain momentum — especially after the election of President Ahmadinejad, who sought to roll back rights won under Khatami. Clips of men having sex with chickens and arabic boys with old men. The Tehran mayor won a landslide victory in Friday's second round poll against former president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani. Up to 50, people are thought to have died since the earthquake on Friday devastated the 2,year-old city in Iran. Virginity is seen as a marker of decency, of good family stock and morals.