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Rouhani says Iranian women not second class citizens

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Iran's President Hassan Rouhani admitted Sunday that women in his country still face discrimination and cultural barriers but he insisted they are not universally treated as second-class citizens. In a speech marking Women's Day in Iran, Rouhani, seen as a moderate reformer, said more had to be done but that the West did not offer a model that had to be followed. The remarks were followed by confirmation that the country's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, had agreed to pardon or commute the sentences of some women prisoners. Rouhani's speech was consistent with his promise of more social freedoms, a cornerstone of the campaign that gave him a surprise victory in the June presidential election.

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John Mclaughlin, Elvin Jones, Joey Defrancesco-Jazz a Juan, 1996. - YouTube

John McLaughlin - guitar Joey DeFrancesco - hammond organ Elvin Jones - drums 1. My Favorite Things 2. Sing Me Softly of the Blues 3. Encuentros 4. Naima 5. ...

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Robert M. Crawford's comment, April 27, 2014 10:52 AM
Pretty great...Elvin has such a soft touch on drums here...:)