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Monthly Archives: September 2022

Iran’s Revolutionary Guards strike dissident sites in Iraq: Report

Al-Arabia – Iran’s Revolutionary Guards struck militant targets in the Kurdish region of northern Iraq with missiles and drones, the state news agency IRNA said on Wednesday. A senior member of Komala, an Iranian Kurdish opposition party, told Reuters that several of their offices were struck on Wednesday morning. He said there had been casualties and material damage but he …

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Iranian Security Forces Vow To Confront Amini Protests With ‘All Their Might’ As UN Warns Against Use of ‘Unnecessary’ Force

RFL/RE – Iranian police have warned that they will confront “with all their might” women-led protests that erupted nearly two weeks ago over the death of Mahsa Amini in custody as the United Nations called on Tehran to refrain from using “unnecessary or disproportionate force” against protesters. Officials say 60 people have died during the protests, but the group Iran …

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Iranian Oil Workers Warn Of Strike If Government Doesn’t End Crackdown

RFL/RE – Iranian oil industry contract workers have warned the government to end its crackdown on protesters or they will strike, a move that could cripple a key sector of the economy.SEE ALSO:Twelfth Night Of Protests In Iran As Professors Join Outcry Over Death Of Woman Arrested For Hijab Violation “We support the people’s struggles against organized and everyday violence against women …

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The Thirteenth Night of Protests in Iran: Teargas and Anti-Khamenei Chants

Iranwire – Iran’s unprecedented nationwide protests continued for a thirteenth night on Tuesday with security forces attempting to disperse massive protests as demonstators called for an end to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s rule and theocratic dictatorship in Iran. شهرستان فیروٰزآباد در استان فارس در شامگاه پنجم مهر صحنه اعتراضات گسترده ضد حکومتی است. در این ویدیو که به دست …

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Lawyer for Mahsa Amini’s Family: We Don’t Expect Justice

Iranwire – A lawyer for Mahsa Amini’s family has expressed cynicism over the possibility of a rigorous and fair investigation into the 22-year-old’s death. In his first interview since agreeing to represent the family, Mohammad Saleh Nikbakht told the Iraqi Kurdish network Rudaw that they would argue Mahsa had been killed by the Iranian authorities. Mahsa, also known by her …

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Protesters Clash with Law Enforcement in Chabahar Over News of Teenager’s Rape by Police Chief

Iranwire – Furious crowds gathered again in the city of Chabahar in Sistan and Baluchistan province on Tuesday night after the Friday Imam of a nearby town confirmed their local police chief had raped a 15-year-old girl. Videos published on social media tonight showed intense clashes between residents and security forces, with gunfire heard in the streets after dark. People in Chabahar …

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Detained protesters brutalized and held in horrible conditions

Iran-HRM – Reports on the condition of detained protesters in various cities show that a very large number of youths have been detained and are being kept in horrible conditions in various detention centers across Iran. The number of arrested protesters has exceeded 10,000. On September 22, Mohsen Mansouri, the governor of Tehran, announced in his personal account that 1,800 …

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Iran: Urgent international action needed to ensure accountability for Mahsa Amini’s death in custody

Amnesty – The death in custody of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini (whose Kurdish name is Zhina) on 16 September 2022, days after she was violently arrested by Iran’s “morality” police amid credible reports of torture and other ill-treatment, must be independently, impartially and effectively investigated and those suspected of responsibility brought to justice in fair trials. The Iranian authorities must also …

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Mounting deaths in Iran protests as internet blackout drags on

Al-Monitor – At least 76 people have been killed so far in protests that have rocked Iran after the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini while in custody of the hijab-enforcing morality police, the Oslo-based Iran Human Rights (IHR) reported.   The IHR says it has documented the toll based on death certificates, verified family and witness accounts, and other pieces of evidence on …

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