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Monthly Archives: September 2022

Amid Unrest, Iranian Guard Attacks Militant Group in Iraq

VOA – Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guard Saturday attacked a Kurdish militant group’s base located in the north of neighboring Iraq, state media said, a week after widespread anti-government protests began over a young woman’s death in police custody. FILE – Kurdish and Lebanese women take part in a rally in Beirut, Sept. 21, 2022, days after the Iranian authorities announced …

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Dissident: ‘Iranian Women Furious’ Over Headscarf Death

VOA – The tears come quickly to Masih Alinejad when she talks about the messages she’s received in recent days from women in Iran protesting against their government after a young woman died in police custody over a violation of the country’s strict religious dress code. They talk about the risks, possibly fatal ones, in facing off against government forces …

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Iran’s Main Reformist Party Urges End to Mandatory Dress Code

VOA – Iran’s main reformist party called Saturday for an end to the mandatory Islamic dress code for women in force since 1983, after eight straight nights of protests. The Union of Islamic Iran People’s Party also called for the winding down of the morality police charged with enforcing the code following the death in their custody of 22-year-old Kurdish …

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Iran Protests; at least 54 Protesters Killed and 100s Wounded

Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO) – At least 54 people have been killed by security forces in protests across Iran. In many cases, returning the bodies are made contingent on secret burials. Hundreds have also been injured or arrested. Internet disruptions and cuts continue across the country. Iran Human Rights implores the international community once again to take urgent action to …

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Over 700 protesters, including 60 women, arrested in Iran, police say

Al-Arabia – Iranian police in just one province have arrested over 700 people during more than a week of protests following the death of a young woman in custody, Tasnim news agency reported Saturday. General Azizollah Maleki, police chief of Guilan province, announced “the arrest of 739 rioters including 60 women,” the Iranian media outlet said.

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Iran’s President Says Protesters Should Be Confronted ‘Decisively

RFL/RE – President Ebrahim Raisi has said that Iran must “deal decisively with those who oppose the country’s security and tranquility,” state media reported as the number of people killed in more than a week of anti-government protests more than doubled, according to official accounts. State media said that at least 35 people have been killed in more than a …

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USCIRF Commissioner applauds @USTreasury for issuing Iran General License D-2, enhancing internet access to Iranians protesting.

Shabtabnews – In a twitter statement the USCIRF Commissioner applauded @USTreasury for issuing Iran General License D-2, enhancing internet access to Iranians protesting. USCIRF Commissioner @Skleinbaum: "USCIRF applauds @USTreasury for issuing Iran General License D-2, enhancing internet access to Iranians protesting mandatory hijab laws and the killing of #MahsaAmini amid the government's cowardly internet shutdowns."— USCIRF (@USCIRF) September 23, …

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Huge Crowds Occupy Central Tehran on Iran’s Eighth Night of Protests

Iranwire – Mass demonstrations in Tehran and other cities continued into the small hours of Saturday for the eighth consecutive night tonight since the killing in custody of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini. Iranians in #Tehran celebrate as police officers retreat from their positions during #IranProtests2022 (Tehran, Sept 24)#Mahsa_Amini #mahsamini #IranProtests #IranRevolution— IranWire (@IranWireEnglish) September 24, 2022 Fresh protests continued at …

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Hundreds Arrested in Iran as Judiciary Approves ‘Preventative Detentions’

Iranwire – Hundreds of people have been arrested since protests against the Islamic Republic erupted in Iran last Friday, prompted by the death in custody of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini. The campaign of arbitrary arrests intensified on Thursday after Chief Justice Gholamhossein Mohseni Ejei announced the judiciary had green-lit a policy of “preventative detentions” for the foreseeable future. Follow Up Iran, …

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