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Monthly Archives: March 2024

Miscarriage, Mutilation: How an Iranian Family Suffered During Protests

Iranwire – An Iranian family’s three children and their mother suffered irreversible injuries at the hands of the security forces during the nationwide protests of 2022.  The two-month-pregnant daughter miscarried due to injuries inflicted by officers; the younger son lost vision in one eye, and the older son lost hearing in one ear. Additionally, the mother sustained injuries to her …

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Protest in Paris Demands Release of French Citizens Detained in Iran

Iranwire – Over a hundred people rallied in Paris to support French citizens imprisoned in Iran and demand their release. The demonstration, held on March 23, was organized at the urging of the families of four detained French nationals. Protesters carried signs displaying photos and names: Cecil Kohler, Jacques Paris, Louis Arnaud, and a man identified only as Olivier. Olivier’s …

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Iranian Union Activist Still In Jail After Completing Term

RFL/RE – Jafar Ebrahimi, a prominent Iranian teacher and union activist, has not been released from prison despite serving the whole jail term he was sentenced to for organizing teachers’ protests, the Iranian Teachers’ Union’s Coordination Council reported on Telegram. Ebrahimi was arrested in 2022, along with several other union activists, and was handed a two-year jail sentence for illegal assembly, collusion, …

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Hamas Leader To Travel To Tehran For Meetings With Iranian Officials

RFL/RE – The political bureau chief of the U.S.- and EU-designated terrorist group Hamas is slated to visit Tehran on March 26 for high-level meetings with Iranian officials, according to local media. The official IRNA news agency said Ismail Haniyeh, who is based on Qatar, was scheduled to meet Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, among a slew of other officials. The trip …

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Iranian Court Overrules Academic Purge, Reinstates Med School Professors

RFL/RE – Iran’s Court of Administrative Justice has ordered the reinstatement of nearly 40 faculty members of the Tehran University of Medical Sciences who had been either dismissed or pressured into retirement in recent years, a professor at the university said on March 25. Reza Malekzadeh told Tehran-based Jamaran News that the academics have successfully contested their removal or enforced retirement — …

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Movements Promoting Abolition and Mobilising Civil Society in Iran in 2023

Iranhr.net – This is an extract from the 2023 Annual Report on the Death Penalty in Iran. To read the full report, please click here. Over the last three years, there has been a growing trend of Iranians expressing their opposition to the death penalty. This trend reached its 44-year peak to save “Woman, Life, Freedom” protesters, with protests held inside …

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The New Iranian Year ‘Last Chance’ For Regime, Pundits Say

iranintl – Analysts in Iran are evaluating the country’s prospects for recovery and embarking on a path towards development after years of setbacks in domestic and foreign policy, and the economy. Reza Alijani, a reform-minded religious-nationalist political observer, penned a Persian article for Iran International suggesting that the new Iranian year, beginning on March 20, is poised to be characterized by “chaos …

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Top Cleric’s Corruption Continues To Anger Iranians

iranintl – The serious corruption allegations against Ayatollah Kazem Sedighi, the ultra-hardliner Friday imam of Tehran, have further eroded trust in the Iranian system and its officials among the populace. Earlier this month, irrefutable evidence surfaced indicating Sedighi’s involvement in the appropriation of a valuable plot of land worth approximately $20 million in northern Tehran. The revelation, brought forth by …

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Workers Still ‘Drowning’ Despite Iran’s Minimum-Wage Hike

RFL/RE – The Iranian government’s 35.3 percent hike in the minimum wage for workers, announced at the start of the Persian New Year, has sparked a backlash among labor activists and the country’s labor force, who say it is inadequate in the face of years of economic decline and falling living standards. The wage hike was sanctioned by the Supreme Labor Council …

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Iranian Government Unaware of IRGC Retaliatory Attack, Ex-Minister Reveals

Iranwire – A former minister has revealed that the administration of former Iranian President Hassan Rouhani was not informed in advance of a retaliatory attack on an American base following the killing of Qasem Soleimani. Former Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has disclosed fresh insights into the day of the Ukrainian plane’s downing by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps …

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