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Monthly Archives: April 2022

Teargas and arrests, response to the peaceful protests in northern Iran

Iran-HRM -Iranian security forces fired tear gas today to disperse demonstrators who had gathered in a village near the northern city of Rasht, to prevent the garbage from being dumped in the area. The Saravan Rural District is used as a landfill site and has led to many problems for locals. In the last two weeks, residents of Saravan village …

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Iran increase cracked down on activists ahead of Labor Day

Iran-HRM – The Iranian authorities have intensified their crackdown against labor rights activists, summoning, detaining, and imprisoning peaceful activists in recent weeks throughout the country. Syndicate of Workers of Tehran and Suburbs Bus Company Iran’s Union of Workers of the Tehran and Suburbs Bus Company (UWTSBC) said in a statement on Tuesday that several of its members and activists had …

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Iran’s Government Should Respect—Not Crush—Workers’ Rights

CHRI – On the eve of International Workers’ Day, state security forces in Iran have been summoning, arresting and harassing activists to prevent them from protesting on May Day. Yet labor rights advocates, who are either jailed or face state violence for peacefully raising their voices, continue to demand their rights. “Workers all over Iran are facing months of unpaid wages …

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Iran ratchets up anti-Israeli rhetoric ahead of key rally

AL-Monitor – “The final battle is drawing closer,” read an April 28 headline in the ultraconservative Javan daily, which is run by Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), as the country was gearing up for state-organized anti-Israeli rallies dubbed Quds Day.   “This year’s Quds Day is different,” the paper wrote, citing a recent wave of deadly militancy launched by Palestinians targeting security forces and …

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Alarm Grows for Baha’i Woman Held in Unknown Location

Iranwire -Earlier this month, Baha’i woman named Saeedeh Khozouei was arrested by security forces in Tehran and taken to an unknown location. Two weeks on, her family still have no idea where she is. Her son Arsalan Yazdani was yesterday asked for the second time to go to the city’s Jomhouri Circle to drop off her medication.  Khozouei was summoned to Branch 2 of …

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Trans, Gay and Married in Iran: How Two Women’s Love Endured

Iranwire – For more than 30 years now, since its inception in California in 1990, April 25 to March 1 has been designated Lesbian Visibility Week: an international celebration and much-needed foregrounding of women who love women. Like other members of the LGBT+ community, gay women often experience erasure from public life and conversations that ought to be shared, and …

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Iran Seeks to Expand Its Military Cooperation With China

VOA — Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi expressed Wednesday his government’s desire for closer cooperation with China in remarks made during a visit by the Chinese defense minister, state media reported. According to the report, Raisi told China’s Minister of National Defense Wei Fenghe that Tehran sees its ties with Beijing as strategic. Closer cooperation would serve to confront what the Iranian …

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Interview: Atena Daemi was Jailed in Iran for Advocating Women’s Rights. Now She’s Free and Refusing to be Silent

CHRI – When Atena Daemi was growing up in Iran and attending school in a religious-conservative neighborhood in south Tehran, she noticed the many ways in which women were treated differently than men. Girls had to cover almost every inch of their bodies and severly restrict their activities, while men could wear and do almost anything they wanted. “Later… I realized that …

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Annual Report on the Death Penalty – 2021

Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO) – The 14th Annual Report on the Death Penalty Iran by Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO) and Ensemble Contre la Peine de Mort (ECPM) provides an assessment and analysis of the death penalty trends in 2021 in the Islamic Republic of Iran. It sets out the number of executions verified by Iran Human Rights, the trend compared to …

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The Takeaway: US says Iran deal still possible; breakout time is ‘few weeks’

Al-Monitor – Six months ago, US officials were warning that the negotiations in Vienna “cannot go on indefinitely.”  But on Tuesday, State Department spokesperson Ned Price said the United States will seek “a mutual return as long as it remains in our interest,” adding that “complex questions” remain unsolved.   Meanwhile, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said Tuesday that an Iranian nuclear weapons breakout …

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