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Monthly Archives: September 2022

13 Killed In Iraqi Kurdistan As Iran Escalates Attacks Amid Unrest At Home

RFL/RE – An Iranian bombing campaign targeted Iraq’s northern Kurdish region on September 28, killing least 13 people and wounding 58 others, Iraq’s state news agency said. The Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corp (IRGC) fired on targets in Iraq’s northern Kurdish regional capital of Irbil and the eastern Iraqi city of Sulaymaniyah, the Iranian state news agency IRNA reported.The strikes took …

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His father was toppled in Iran’s 1979 revolution. His take on hijab protests

hindustantimes – Iran Anti-Hijab Protests: Reza Pahlavi, whose father was toppled in the Islamic Revolution of 1979, called for greater preparation for a future Iranian system that is secular and democratic. Iran Anti-Hijab Protests: Reza Pahlavi, the son of the late Shah of Iran in Washington, DC.(AFP) Follow UsAFP | The son of the late shah hailed Iran’s mass protests as a …

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Former IRGC Commander: Forensics Report Says Mahsa Amini Died of Skull Injury

Iranwire – A former senior commander of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corp (IRGC) released an audio file today saying that, according to his reliable sources in Iran’s Legal Medicine Organization, the cause of Mahsa Amini’s collapse and death was diagnosed as a “head injuries and concussion”. Mohammad Bagher Bakhtiar, an IRGC commander during Iran’s 1980-88 war with Iraq, posted an …

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IRGC Commander: 185 Basijis Injured in Suppressing Protests

Iranwire- The commander of Tehran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps’ Mohammad Rasouloullah Brigade has announced that 185 Basij soldiers were injured during the “mission” to suppress protests in Tehran during the 12 days since nationwide demonstrations erupted after the murder of Mahsa Amini in morality police custody. A previous commander of Mohammad Rasouloullah Brigade, Hossein Hamedani, played a decisive role in …

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Abadan Journalists Call for End to Violence and Release of Colleagues

Iranwire – A group of journalists has released a joint statement calling for “an end to street crackdowns on vulnerable people” and condemning “violence” against defenseless citizens. The statement’s signatories also demanded the immediate and unconditional release of journalists who have reported on economic deprivation in Khuzestan, sparking protests on issues from water shortages to the Metropol building collapse. The …

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Journalist Mehrnoosh Tafian Among Latest Iran Arrests

Iranwire – With the spread of Iranian people’s protests in different cities, news of the arrest of a large number of citizens who joined or participated in popular protests have been published. According to IranWire, on Sunday, September 27, 2022, a young woman named Sara Fereshteh Saniei was arrested and taken to an unknown place after security forces raided her …

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Azerbaijani Activists Express Solidarity with Iranian Protesters

VOA – A group of women’s rights activists in Azerbaijan staged a protest Tuesday in central Baku to express solidarity with demonstrators in Iran angered by the death of a young woman held by authorities for improperly wear a head scarf. The activists, gathered in front of the “Free Woman” statue in Baku, burned the effigy of Iranian leader Ali …

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The Takeaway: Iran’s protesters adjust to regime crackdown

Al-Monitor – Iranian protesters are beginning to shift tactics to adapt to a sweeping campaign of arrests and a near-total internet shutdown aimed at stifling their message.  For a firsthand account of anti-government protests that have raged for nearly two weeks, The Takeaway reached out to an Al-Monitor correspondent in Tehran, who says “life is hanging in the balance” amid the …

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Iran says enemies causing ‘sedition’ in the country with protests

Al-Monitor – At a cabinet meeting today, Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi blamed “enemy” countries for provoking protests.  “The enemy’s efforts at sedition in the country is a result of the fear they have of the system’s power and progress,” Raisi said. The word “sedition” fell into popular use after the 2009 protests. Raisi is scheduled to speak again and address the country …

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