Iranian President Hassan Rouhani speaks while submitting his next year's budget bill in an open session of parliament in Tehran, Iran, Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)
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Rouhani's landmark bill of rights is meant to guarantee freedom of speech, protest, fair trials and privacy.But reformist media have been critical of him for failing to deliver greater social freedoms.Many institutions in the Islamic Republic, including the judiciary and the Revolutionary Guard, remain firmly in the grip of hard-liners and do not answer to the president. Rouhani – elected for a second term in May on the back of support from younger voters – has opposed tough controls on the internet that see websites like Twitter and Facebook blocked.
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