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Monthly Archives: November 2020

Weekly Review of Censorship: How a Reporter-Interrogator Tried to Steal a Hashtag

iranwire.com – Over the past week Iranians have taken to Twitter en masse to share their personal accounts of what happened to them during the nationwide protests of November 2019. Since Thursday, November 12, more than 100,000 people have deployed and retweeted the hashtag #Which_Aban: a reference to the calendar month in which the demonstrations took place. Countless Iranians used the …

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Former Iranian PM Mousavi, under house arrest, tests positive for COVID-19

Al-Monitor – Former Iranian Prime Minister and opposition figure Mir Hossein Mousavi and his wife have contracted COVID-19 while under house arrest, a pro-reform website reported on Sunday, as the country records a worrying uptick in new coronavirus cases. Mousavi, 79, and activist Zahra Rahnavard “were examined by a doctor at their home … and their general state of health is good,” …

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Iran: Internet deliberately shut down during November 2019 killings – new investigation

Amnesty – The Iranian authorities deliberately shut down the internet during nationwide protests in November 2019, hiding the true scale of unlawful killings by security forces, Amnesty International said today. On the anniversary of the deadliest day of the protests, Amnesty International is launching a new microsite, A web of impunity: The killings Iran’s internet shutdown hid, documenting how the lethal …

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Khamenei and the US: No Audacity for Peace, No Courage for War

iranwire.com – More than once before his death in January 2017, the former president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani asserted that he had encouraged Ayatollah Khomeini to resolve the problem of Iran’s relations with the US because he feared that after Khomeini was gone, nobody else would be able achieve this. Rafsanjani’s prediction proved – for now at least – to be accurate. Under …

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A Year After the Bloody Protests, Iran Still Tries to Control the Price of Petrol

iranwire.com – November 2019 saw the bloodiest street protests in Iran’s modern history. Media agencies and human rights organizations around the world have published widely on the people killed by security forces and police during the weeks of protests, as well as people physically assaulted and jailed. A new report published by Amnesty International reviews 304 of those killed during the demonstrations. …

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Series of Teen Suicides Shocks an Iranian City

iranwire.com – A spate of suicides among teenage students in the city of Ramhormoz in Khuzestan province has sparked fear in the local community, and raised awareness about the lack of educational support available in the area.  A 15-year-old girl in Ramhormoz hanged herself because she did not have a mobile phone, reporter Fardin Azarian told the Asr-e Jonub news network. Elsewhere in the …

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Families of Iran’s Slain November 2019 Protesters Say Pursuit of Justice Thwarted by Govt’s Broken Promises

VOA – One year after Iranians began anti -government protests that drew the deadliest crackdown by security forces in decades, families of some slain protesters have lost hope for justice from an Islamist theocracy that has offered them little but broken promises and threats.   Iran’s government sparked the nationwide demonstrations on November 15, 2019 by ordering a 50% increase in the subsidized price of …

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Intelligence Ministry Launches New Wave of Arrests to Fend off Iran Protests

Iran-HRM – The clerical regime’s Intelligence Ministry has launched a new wave of arrests in Iran to fend off the outbreak of a spate of protests. A number of political prisoners were re-arrested or summoned over the past week. One of those arrested is a young man suffering from blood cancer and detention would pose greater risk to his health. …

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Iran: Prisoner Fakhreddin Dastyar Executed on Drug Charges

Iran Human Rights (IHR) – A prisoner on death row for charges of “transporting and possessing drugs” has been executed at Taybad Prison. According to Iran Human Rights, a male prisoner’s death sentence was carried out in Taybad Prison. His identity has been established as Fakhreddin Dastyar. Speaking to IHR about Fakhreddin’s execution, an informed source said: “Mr Dastyar was …

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IOPHR Statement in regards to commemorating the brutal massacre that followed the November 2019 peaceful protests!

Shabtabnews – In a statement commemorating the massacre that followed the November 2019 peaceful protests IOPHR stated : “It should also be noted that although the Islamic Republic has a long history of slaughter, repression and massacres in its forty-year record, what distinguishes the November 2019 massacre from the other recorded cases, is the deliberate and brutal targeting of Iranian …

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