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Monthly Archives: September 2022

Iranian Soccer Legend Angers Officials For Supporting Protests Over Death Of Woman In Custody

RFL/RE – The anti-government protests that have rocked Iran for the past 10 days are leaderless. Though the women who have removed their obligatory head scarves and burned them are at the forefront of the demonstrations triggered by the suspicious death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini after her arrest by Tehran’s morality police, hard-line media and politicians have blamed soccer superstar …

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Iranian Rights Activist Ronaghi Says Guards At Tehran’s Evin Prison Broke His Leg During Beatings

RFL/RE – Iranian civil rights activist Hossein Ronaghi says he has been beaten by guards in Tehran’s Evin prison. Journalist Masoud Kazemi said in a tweet on September 25 that Hossein Ronaghi said prison officers broke his leg during the beating, while Ronaghi’s mother said her son told her he had been injured by guards.Security agents stormed Ronaghi’s house and arrested him on September …

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Students at 10 Iranian Universities Respond to Call for Boycott

Iranwire – Students from more than 10 colleges and universities in Iran have announced that in response to a call from the educators’ union, they will not attend classes in support of their demonstrating peers. Early on Monday the Coordinating Council of Teachers’ Cultural Associations has invited both teachers and students to go on strike over the state’s killing of …

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Iranwire Exclusive: IRGC Commanders’ Families Placed in Tehran ‘Safe House’

Iranwire – Commanders of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) have moved their families to a “safe place” in Tehran, IranWire understands. A relative of one of those placed under protection told IranWire that relatives had been placed in the Oil Company Guest House, which is under round-the-clock protection. The families, they said, had also been promised they will be …

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Mehdi Mousavi, 16 Years Old, Shot Dead With Five Bullets in Zanjan

Iranwire – A 16-year-old boy in Zanjan has been killed with five shots fired by security forces seeking to stifle ongoing protests in the city. Mehdi Mousavi died at a street protest on Wednesday, September 21. Eyewitnesses told IranWire that on that day, officers employed by the Islamic Republic were firing directly at crowds with shotguns. Massive demonstrations spearheaded by …

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US Sanctions Iranian Cargo Plane for Export Violation

VOA – The U.S. Department of Commerce Monday cited a fourth Iranian cargo plane for flying into Russia, adding it to a list of planes believed to be in violation of U.S. sanctions against Russia. The U.S. Department of Commerce said in a statement that the cargo plane belongs to Saha Airlines, which is owned by the Iranian Air Force. …

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Canada to Impose New Sanctions on Iran

VOA – Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Monday that Canada will sanction “dozens” of Iranian individuals and entities, including the morality police, as security forces in Iran continue to crack down violently on protesters. Addressing the “women who are protesting in Iran and those who support them,” Trudeau said: “We are with you.” Trudeau said Canadians, along with millions …

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Wounded protesters snatched from hospital beds, taken to prison

Iran-HRM – Eight men and one woman died in clashes with security forces Wounded protesters in Eslamabad-e Gharb were snatched from hospital beds and taken to prison. Their families are under pressure from the Intelligence Ministry. Other injured protesters remain in people’s homes and receive care with minimal equipment. Reports from the eve of September 22, 2022, indicate that the …

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Iran Protests: Voices from Iran

CHRI – Over the past few years, Iranians have regularly told us that the generation born in the 2000s is different in its outlook, methods of protest, and demands. This characterization is confirmed in our many conversations with Iranians. A 68-year-old retired high school teacher residing in the northeastern city of Mashad, told us: “These protests are very different than …

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