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Monthly Archives: September 2022

Several Iranian Government Websites Down; Anonymous Claims Responsibility

RFL/RE – Several Iranian government and state-owned websites have been taken down by Anonymous, the international activist hacker group says, in a move of support for nationwide protests that followed the death of a 22-year-old woman following her arrest by the morality police. The website of the Iranian presidency, the government-affiliated Fars news agency, and the forensic medical research center …

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Mahsa Amini Protests: Sanandaj ‘Like a Military Zone’, Locals Report

Iranwire – Informed sources in the city of Saqqez, Kurdistan province, have told IranWire that on Tuesday evening at least 14 people attended hospital after being injured in street protests. Among the wounded were many who were struck in the eye by pellets and plastic bullets. Several, the sources added, have lost their sight in one or both eyes. In …

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Public Figures in Iran Slam ‘Disgrace’ of Regime’s Reaction to Protests

iranwire – More well-known public figures in Iran have spoken out in support of the ongoing protests against dictatorship in the country sparked by the death in custody of Mahsa Amini last week. The musician Homayoun Shajarian wrote on Instagram, which is presently down in parts of Iran: “None of us are happy in these bitter days. Is there any will on the part …

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Instagram Blocked in Parts of Iran

Iranwire – As anti-government protests continued in Iran on Wednesday, Instagram users inside the country report their access to the platform – one of the few social media sites usually allowed by the regime – has been blocked.  Individual users’ ability to get onto Instagram is being severely disrupted, especially on mobile internet services. In some parts of the country it is …

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Famous Iranian Photojournalist Arrested Covering Protests in Tehran

Iranwire – Yalda Moaiery, a well-known news photographer and a member of the Iranian Press Photographers Association, was arrested in Tehran during protests on Tuesday and taken to the notorious Qarchak Women’s Prison in Varamin. After news of Moaiery’s arrest surfaced on Wednesday, the Tehran Province Journalists’ Association issued a statement demanding her immediate release, saying she had been detained …

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Protesters killed amid deadly crackdown on protests against Mahsa Amini’s death

Iran-HRM – At least 11 protesters were shot and killed amid a violent state crackdown on protests over the death of a 22-year-old Kurdish woman in police custody. Among those reported killed are two minors and a woman, shot dead when security forces opened fire on protesters.The protests spread to 86 cities on Wednesday, including the capital Tehran. Numerous images …

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Iran Protests: Grave Concerns for Extreme State Violence Amid Rising Death Toll

CHRI – On the sixth day of protests in Iran that have followed the death in state custody of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini, the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI) calls on world leaders to directly and publicly urge Iranian officials to immediately cease violently repressing the demonstrations, which have already resulted in at least nine reported deaths since September 16. “After killing hundreds of …

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Iran: Deadly crackdown on protests against Mahsa Amini’s death in custody needs urgent global action

Amnesty – World leaders at the UN General Assembly must support calls for the establishment of an independent international investigative and accountability mechanism to address the prevailing crisis of impunity in Iran. Their urgent need for action was demonstrated most recently by the death in custody of 22-year-old Mahsa (Zhina) Amini, and the barrage of gunfire unleashed on protesters which …

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Anti-hijab protests spread to Iran’s universities

Al-Monitor – Social media posts coming out of Iran show that protests against Iran’s mandatory hijab laws, in reaction to the death of a young woman who died in police custody, have spread to multiple cities across the country.  The protests, now on their sixth day, erupted when Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old woman who was detained by Iran’s morality police, …

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USCIRF Condemns Iran’s Government For Killing of Young Woman with “Improper Hijab”

Shabtabnew – The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) today condemned Iran’s religious police for the death of 22-year-old Zhina (Mahsa) Amini. Following her arrest in Tehran for improperly wearing a hijab in compliance with religiously-grounded laws, authorities detained and interrogated Amini at the Vozara detention center. There, she experienced blows to the head while under interrogation and reportedly suffered …

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