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Monthly Archives: September 2022

Educators’ Union Calls on Iranian Teachers and Students to Go on Strike

Iranwire – In the first open call of its kind issued since protests began in Iran this month, the Coordinating Council of Teachers’ Cultural Associations has invited both educators and students to go on strike this Monday and Wednesday. Demonstrations continued on Sunday for a tenth night after Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old killed by the morality patrol in Tehran, died …

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Iranian Officials Lambast US Treasury Lifting Sanctions on Internet Providers

Iranwire – A spokesman for Iran’s foreign ministry has condemned the US Treasury for lifting sanctions on would-be internet providers seeking to expand their services in protest-hit Iran. Nasser Kanani said on Sunday that the action taken by the Office for Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) last Friday was “another sign this country is seeking to weaken the security and stability …

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Explainer: The Islamic Republic of Iran’s Architecture of Suppression

Iranwire – Recent protests in Iran over the death of Mahsa Amini have made the Iranian regime’s methods of suppressing citizens a subject of interest. These structures have taken shape over many years, and grown in terms of both the equipment and forces at its disposal, even at times when the Iranian government has had to make cuts elsewhere. In …

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ALM Exclusive : Iran ‘ready to provide answers’ on nuclear probes, FM says

Al-Monitor — Iran’s foreign minister said that his country is ready to work with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to resolve questions about uranium found at three undeclared sites, as long as the agency addresses these questions “technically,” rather than politically. “The agency has questions about three alleged sites that they say they have found uranium, and we are …

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Iran’s foreign ministry summons British and Norwegian ambassadors

Al-Arabia – Iran’s foreign ministry said Sunday it had summoned Britain’s ambassador to protest what it described as “invitation to riots” by Farsi-speaking television channels critical of Tehran based in London. Norway’s ambassador was also ordered to appear at the ministry, to answer questions about “interfering and unconstructive comments about the internal affairs of Iran” made by the parliament speaker …

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Iran’s Ninth Night of Protests

Iranwire – Protests against the Iranian regime continued in Tehran and other Iranian cities on Saturday a week after the killing of Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old woman from Saqqez, by the capital’s so-called “morality patrol”. Student demonstrations began at Tehran University at around midday. Internet access was so badly disrupted by the government that fewer videos were available than on …

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Iranian Lawyers to UN: Follow Your Own Rules, Deal With This ‘Subhuman’ Regime

Iranwire – A consortium of Iranian lawyers have published a statement addressed to the United Nations and democratic governments worldwide asking them to appropriately deal with the “subhuman process of repression and killings in Iran.” The missive called for the attention and investigation of international bodies, free countries, and lawyers around the world. Among its signatories were the well-known lawyers …

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“They Were Doing Their Jobs”: Calls Grow for Journalists and Activists to be Released

Iranwire – The Association of Iranian Journalists has called for the immediate release of journalists detained while reporting on the protests across Iran, which have entered their ninth day and continue to spread. “Our colleagues have been arrested or summoned while carrying out their professional duties,” the Association’s Tehran Province chapter said in a statement, adding that the homes of …

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Iranwire Exclusive: Khamenei ‘May Order a Massacre’

Iranwire – A former security official who still advises Iran’s state security organizations has told IranWire in a short interview that the spread of protests across Iran has taken the regime by surprise. The former official, who asked not to be named for safety reasons, said that IRGC chiefs are accusing the police, the army and the Ministry of Intelligence …

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