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"Iran arrests demographers, the latest target amid an escalating crackdown on academics and activists": latimes.com/world/la-fg-iran-d

One of the two arrestees is an Iranian-Australian dual citizen; the other is director of the Iranian National Institute of Population Research. The apparent reason for the arrest is that their research contradicted a political narrative of Iranian hardliners according to which Iran is suffering a population crash and must increase fertility.

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