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Monthly Archives: July 2021

Labor Activists: State-Sponsored Looting Led to Iranian Oil Strikes

Iranwire – A nationwide strike by workers in Iran’s oil, gas and petrochemical industries entered its fifth consecutive week on Saturday, July 17. Labor activists this week joined a Clubhouse discussion hosted by IranWire to shed light on how this situation came about and the workers’ demands, many of which relate to disparities in contracts under the Ministry of Oil. Among those present were …

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Security forces use extreme force to quell Khuzestan water shortage protests

Iran-HRM – Khuzestan water shortage protests continued for the fifth consecutive night on Monday, July 19 in at least 17 cities in the southwest province. Verified video footage and local reports confirm that the state security forces used extreme force, sometimes lethal, against peaceful protesters who were demanding drinking water. Gunshots were heard in several videos. Large numbers of anti-riot …

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Khuzestan Protests: Iranians Should be Allowed to Air Grievances Without Threat of Death

CHRI —The unlawful killings of protesters by state security forces in Iran’s drought-ridden Khuzestan Province should be condemned by the UN and international community to prevent further loss of life from excessive and unlawful state force, the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI) said in a statement today. “Iranians are desperately calling for water and electricity and are being answered with …

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IRAN: DEFENDER BEATEN AND DENIED HEALTH CARE: ALIREZA FARSHI DIZAJYEKAN

Amnesty – Azerbaijani Turkic human rights defender Alireza Farshi DizajYekan is arbitrarily detained in Greater Tehran Central Penitentiary for advocating for mother tongue rights, posting online about imprisoned activists and other peaceful activities. The Iranian authorities are denying him access to the health care he needs, including for his eye condition and high blood sugar. He is a prisoner of …

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Iranians protesting water crisis killed in southwest Khuzestan province

Al-Monitor – Iran’s southwest region has been rocked by four consecutive nights of protests over access to clean drinking water. According to activists, three people have been killed so far in the oil-rich region of Khuzestan, which is home to a sizable ethnic Arab minority.  According to Human Rights news agency, the protests have been centered in the cities of Susangerd …

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Two Killed in Crackdowns on Khuzestan Water Protests

Iranwire – over the ongoing water crisis took place in at least 17 different cities in Iran’s Khuzestan province on Sunday night. Videos and images posted online showed thousands of people marching through the streets, amid a heavy security presence. Last night protests broke out in the cities of Susangerd, Shush, Hamidiyeh, Al-Baji, Mahshahr, Shushtar, Abadan, Shadegan, Lali, Ahvaz, Karkheh, and Shavour. …

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Militia officials: US drone destroys militia truck in Syria

washingtonpost— A U.S. drone attack targeted a truck for an Iran-backed militia in eastern Syria on Sunday, destroying the vehicle without causing any casualties, two Iraqi militia officials said. The attack came amid increasing tensions in the region between the U.S. military and Iran-backed Iraqi militias in recent weeks. The Americans have targeted militants who used drones and rockets to …

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Inmates in the women’s ward of Evin are contracting Covid-19

Iran-HRM – There have been reports of a Covid-19 outbreak in Evin Prison’s women’s ward. According to reports from Iran, inmates in the women’s ward of Evin Prison are contracting the Covid-19 disease. Those tested positive are locked up in a room and not attended to.   Sadra Abdoallahi, whose wife Aliyeh Motallebazadeh is imprisoned in the women’s ward of Evin, published …

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At Least 2 Prisoners Transferred for Execution in Rajai Shahr Prison

Iran Human Rights (IHR) – At least two prisoners on death row for murder have been transferred to solitary confinement in preparation for their executions in Rajai Shahr Prison. According to information obtained by Iran Human Rights, at least two men were transferred to solitary confinement in preparation for their executions in Rajai Shahr Prison. They were sentenced to qisas (retribution-in-kind) for …

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Sufi Hossein Mohammadi Executed in Zanjan

Iran Human Rights (IHR) – Sufi Hossein Mohammadi who had been sentenced to qisas (retribution-in-kind) for murder, was executed in Zanjan Central Prison. According to information obtained by Iran Human Rights, a man was executed in Zanjan Central Prison on the morning of July 18. His identity has been established Sufi Hossein Mohammadi, who had been sentenced to qisas on murder charges. Informed sources …

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