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Monthly Archives: November 2019

Initial Reports Show Thousands Arrested in Iran’s Crackdown on November Protests

CHRI – Early Tally Indicates at Least 2,755-4,000 Arrests as Concerns Mount for Detainees Smeared by State Media as “Rioters” In the wake of preliminary reports suggesting that thousands of people were arrested in the Iranian government’s crackdown on mass protests that broke out across the country in November 2019, there are grave concerns that detainees are being denied due …

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Iran: Arrested Protesters Are In Grave Danger Of Torture And Execution

Iran Human Rights (IHR) – Security forces have arrested at least two thousands of protesters and civil activists in the recent days in Iran. They are in danger of torture, forced confessions and several can be sentenced to death. Given the Islamic Republic’s dark history of torture and mass executions, Iran Human Rights (IHR) urges the UN and the Red …

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Guards’ Basij Commander Says Ending Iran Protests ‘A Miracle’

Radiofarda – A commander of Revolutionary Guards’ Basij paramilitary on Thursday described the recent protests in Iran as a “full-scale world war” against the Islamic Republic. Speaking at a memorial ceremony in Hamadan on Friday Brigadier General Salar Abnoush said ending the protests was a “miracle”. Salar Abnoush Operational Commander of the Basij “Strange coordinations were made in the recent …

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Iran Protests: Uprising Of The Poor And Underprivileged?

Radiofarda – Unlike the politically motivated, middle class protests following Iran’s disputed 2009 election, the protests sparked by a steep hike in fuel prices in the past few days engulfed many towns and townships as well as areas in the vicinity of larger cities where around 11 million poor Iranians live without access to many urban amenities. Protests sparked by …

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US Mission In Geneva Condemns Fatalities In Iran Protests

Radiofarda – The U.S. Mission in Geneva has strongly condemned the Iranian authorities for “acts of violence committed against Iranian protesters”, in tweet on November 21. The Mission in Geneva represents U.S. interests at the United Nations bodies and other international organizations based in that city. In the tweet the U.S. Mission expresses its deep concern over reports of fatalities …

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Iran protests a ‘full-fledged world war,’ says senior IRGC commander

Al-Arabia – The recent anti-government protests in Iran resembled a “full-fledged world war” against Iran involving a “satanic coalition” of foreign powers, said a senior commander of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), the semi-official Iranian Students’ News Agency (ISNA) reported late Thursday. The recent protests in Iran, which “suddenly spread across the entire country,” were a “full-fledged world war” …

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Al-Sistani says Iraqi politicians must hurry up with electoral reforms

Al-Arabia -Iraq’s top Shia Muslim cleric Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani on Friday called on politicians to hurry up in reforming electoral laws and said the changes would be the only way to resolve weeks of deadly unrest. “We affirm the importance of speeding up the passing of the electoral law and the electoral commission law because this represents the country …

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Iraq officials: 3 protesters die in ongoing Baghdad clashes

Al-Arabia – Three Iraqi protesters were killed and 25 wounded on Friday amid ongoing clashes with security forces near a strategic bridge in Baghdad, security and medical officials said. The clashes come just hours after some of the most intense street altercations in recent days, which killed 10 protesters and injured over 100. Security forces used tear gas and live ammunition …

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