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Monthly Archives: September 2022

Narges Hosseini of Iran’s ‘Women of Revolution Street’ Arrested in Kashan

Iranwire – Narges Hosseini, one of the anti-forced hijab activists known as the “Women of Revolution Street” who attained global fame in 2018, has been arrested and is being held in Kashan Prison. The 33-year-old was detained on Wednesday and managed to tell her family her whereabouts in a call from the prison in Isfahan province today. The family began …

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UN Secretary-General Raises Human Rights Issues With Iran’s President

VOA – The spokesperson for U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Friday that the U.N. chief met with Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi in New York this week and raised human rights issues in light of Iranian security forces’ ongoing crackdown on protesters. At a news briefing, spokesperson Stephane Dujarric told reporters Guterres met with the Iranian president Thursday on the sidelines …

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Iran arrests activists over Mahsa Amini protests

Iran-HRM – The state security forces have arrested dozens of civil society activists and dissidents amid the nationwide protests over the death of a 22-year-old woman in police custody. In recent days, more than 80 Iranian cities have been the scene of mass protests. Reports indicate a new round of crackdown against civil activists with security forces raiding their homes …

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Iran’s Chief Justice calls for “immediate and deterrent action” against protesters

Iran-HRM – Iran’s Chief Justice has given green light to the judicial authorities to crush protests ongoing in Iran over the death in custody of Mahsa Amini. On Thursday, September 22, Iran’s Chief Justice Gholamhossein Mohseni Ejei called for “immediate and deterrent action” by the country’s Attorney General and judicial authorities against “the main disturbing elements and professional rioters.” According …

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Iran intensifies crackdown on protests amid internet outage

Al-Monitor – Activists released footage on Sept. 23 of what appeared to be police directly firing at Iranian protesters, who have been expressing rage at the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini while in the custody of the morality police. In one video, police forces were heard from behind a loudspeaker warning protesters that they would fire only seconds before doing so. Iranian authorities have not commented …

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US lets firms expand internet services in Iran amid blackout

Al-Monitor – The US Treasury Department on Friday issued a license authorizing American firms to provide additional internet services in Iran without risking sanctions, a move aimed at countering government censorship of protests over the death of a young Iranian woman in custody.  Biden administration officials said the updated sanctions guidance will help Iranians confront the government’s internet restrictions and …

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Iran deploys female special forces to quell anti-government protests

telegraph – Iran deploys female special forces to quell anti-government protestsElite commando unit dispatched for first time after unprecedented demonstrations broke out over Mahsa Amini death. 🔴Iran has deployed female special forces to its streets for the first time in a desperate bid to quell mass protests that erupted over a young woman dying after a beating at the hands …

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The statement of the International Organisation to Preserve Human Rights (IOPHR) regarding the brutal murder of Mahsa Jina Amini

Shabtabnews – In a statement IOPHR while condemning the murder of Mahsa Jina Amini also stated that : ” This is yet another example of the unforgivable discriminatory approach of the Iranian ruling system towards its citizens. It is also a clear and undeniable example of the regime’s policy of indoctrination and discrimination against ethnic and gender related issues.” IOPHR …

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Iran’s army warns it will ‘confront the enemies’ as protests escalate

Al-Arabia – Iran’s army said on Friday it will “confront the enemies” to ensure security, the toughest warning yet to nationwide protesters enraged by the death of a woman held by police. Iranians have staged nationwide demonstrations over the case of Mahsa Amini, 22, who died last week after being arrested by the morality police for wearing “unsuitable attire.” The army said …

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