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Monthly Archives: April 2023

Iranians March In London To Demand IRGC’s Designation

iranintl.com – Thousands of Iranians marched in London to 10 Dawning Street Saturday to ask the UK to proscribe Iran’s Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) as a terrorist organization. The protest rally was attended by activist Vahid Beheshti who has been on a hunger strike in London since February 23 outside the UK Foreign Office to raise awareness for the need to …

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Iranian police chief killed in armed attack in restive southeastern province

Al-Arabia – An Iranian police chief was assassinated on Sunday by unknown gunmen in Iran’s restive southeastern province of Sistan-Baluchistan on Sunday, state media reported. The attackers opened fire on Major Alireza Shahraki’s car at around 7:10 a.m. local time, killing him instantly. His wife, who was with him in the car, later died in the hospital due to injuries …

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Iran Arrests Activists After ‘Clubhouse’ Meeting Calls For New Political System

Iranian political activist Abdollah Momeni did not mince his words when describing the clerical establishment, comparing it to a drunken captain steering his ship toward a cliff. The passengers on the ship, Momeni said, needed to take control and change course before it was too late. “I believe the Iranian nation is currently facing such a situation,” Momeni said. “Finding a …

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Thousands of Iran Energy Workers to be Sacked, Replaced, Says Official

VOA —Four thousand Iranian petrochemical workers on strike over pay and conditions in an energy-producing region of the country’s south will be sacked and replaced, state media reported. The employees in Bushehr province have demanded salary increases and improved conditions for accommodation and transport, an official in charge of the Islamic republic’s oil and gas sector in the region was …

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Iran’s Raisi to visit Syria this week: State media

Al-Arabia – Iran’s President Ebrahim Raisi will go to Damascus on Wednesday at the official invitation of the Syrian president for a “very important” two-day visit, state media reported. “Dr Raisi’s trip to Damascus next Wednesday is a very important trip due to the changes and developments that are taking place in the region,” IRNA state news agency quoted Iran’s …

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Iran and Its Culture War

gatestoneinstitute.org – It was supposed to be a routine remake of scores of reportages offered by the official TV each year. The formula used is simple: A concert hall filled with a handpicked audience of carefully screened audience chanting “God is Great, Hail to Supreme Leader!” Then the “Supreme Leader” enters, accompanied by his military and clerical entourage, to sit …

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Iran steps up hijab crackdown on women, shuttering businesses

Al-Monitor — Iran’s authorities have expanded their crackdown on violations of the country’s controversial hijab laws, targeting shopping centers and private businesses that allow women customers without headscarves.   One business after another is being sealed off by the police over the issue. The closure is in many cases temporary, but only if the business owner signs a commitment not to repeat the …

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Baluch Citizen Hours Away from Possible Execution

Iranwire – Iran’s judiciary system may execute a young Baluch citizen tomorrow morning, a human rights activist has warned.  Ismail Shahbakhsh, a 25-year-old Baluch citizen, was sentenced to death on April 24 and subsequently moved from the general ward of Zahedan Central Prison to solitary confinement, in preparation for his death sentence to be carried out.  He has been charged …

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Striking Energy Sector Workers Can Be Replaced, CEO Says

Iranwire – The CEO of the Pars Energy Special Economic Zones has threatened striking workers with replacement by a new workforce, as labor strikes spread across 90 cities in Iran on April 28.  Sekhawat Asadi told workers who were on strike that they would be replaced by at least “4,000 new workers,” the official state news agency IRNA reported.  Workers …

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Iran’s Top Sunni Cleric Calls for Impartial Courts and Labor Rights

Iranwire – Iran’s top Sunni cleric has continued his critical Friday prayer sermons as he urged the Islamic Republic’s Shia leadership to heed the Iranian people’s wishes for change.  “No government system can be preserved through the use of weapons,” Molavi Abdulhamid, the Sunni Friday prayer leader of the south-eastern city of Zahedan, said on April 28. The 76-year-old cleric advised …

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