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Monthly Archives: January 2018

Haley Says Will Seek UN Action on Iranian Protests

VOA – U.S. ambassador Nikki Haley said Tuesday that the world must not be silent in the face of political protests against the Iranian government and must help ‘amplify’ the protesters’ voices. VOA Correspondent Margaret Besheer has more from the United Nations. Watch Video    

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Iran: Investigate Killings of Protesters

HRW  – Iranian authorities should refrain from using excessive force, investigate the deaths during the current protests across the country, and remove arbitrary restrictions on internet access, Human Rights Watch said today. So far, the official news channels of the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB) have confirmed the deaths of at least 21 people including two security officers during …

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Iran’s Government Must End the Violence and Allow Peaceful Protest

CHRI —The Iranian government and state security forces should immediately end their violent crackdown on the nationwide protests that have so far led to the deaths of at least 21 people, the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI) said in a statement today. The government must respect the Iranian people’s right to freedom of assembly and expression guaranteed under …

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Casualties and Arrests Mount As Iranian Protests Continue

CHRI – The Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI) has learned of nearly 100 arrests in Neishabour and at least 20 others in Sabzevar. Both cities are located in Khorasan Razavi Province, where the protests began in the city of Mashhad on December 28. A source with first-hand knowledge of Iran’s prisons told CHRI on the condition of anonymity …

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Reformists keep distance from unrest on streets of Iran

Al-Monitor – As protests continue in various Iranian cities, Reformists are asking people to show restraint in expressing their discontent. The protests, originally economic in nature and later expanded to include other grievances, have not been welcomed by Reformists inside Iran. Having initially targeted the conduct of the executive branch, protesters gradually targeted other pillars of the establishment as verbal …

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Iran knows how to silence protests. If only it knew how to listen

Guardian – n Kermanshah, a Kurdish town in Iran’s north-west, the protests on Friday were a classic scene of revolt: young men in battered clothes shouting and hurling rocks at the police as a water cannon sprayed an ineffective mist over their heads. In footage on social media, the crowd never appeared to grow larger than a few hundred, but …

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