Tuesday , 28 June 2022

Environment

Watchdog: Internet disrupted in Iran amid water protests

Al-Monitor – The Iranian government cut internet access in the past week during protests in an impoverished province, according to an internet watchdog. There were disruptions to internet access on cellphones from July 15-20, and the blockage knocked out approximately 3% to 4% of mobile data in Iran, the London-based NetBlocks announced Wednesday. The group said there were “widespread user reports of …

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In Pictures: Khuzestan’s Vanishing Waterways

Iranwire – The thousands-strong protests over the water crisis in Khuzestan have refocused attention on an unfolding ecological disaster going back years. Since the turn of the century, Iran has been experiencing “anthropogenic drought”: severe water stress, caused specifically by destructive and unsustainable land and water management, by human beings. This summer, farmers in Khuzestan have been left unable to irrigate their …

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Iran Water Shortage Protests Result in 3rd Death, Extend Into 7th Day

VOA – Water shortage protests in drought-plagued southwestern Iran appear to have spread to more cities and resulted in what authorities say is a third fatality as the unrest extended into a seventh day. Videos posted to social media appeared to show street protests on Wednesday in several parts of Khuzestan province, including the cities of Susangerd and Masjed Soleyman. …

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Iranians Rally in Support on Fifth Night of Khuzestan Water Protests

Iranwire – Unprecedented protests in Khuzestan over the province’s nightmarish water crisis entered their fifth night on July 18. Protesters gathered outside government buildings and marched in their hundreds through the streets in a number of major cities. Angry demonstrators amassed outside the governor’s office in the provincial capital of Ahvaz, where the city center also witnessed bigger crowds than on previous …

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Iranians protesting water crisis killed in southwest Khuzestan province

Al-Monitor – Iran’s southwest region has been rocked by four consecutive nights of protests over access to clean drinking water. According to activists, three people have been killed so far in the oil-rich region of Khuzestan, which is home to a sizable ethnic Arab minority.  According to Human Rights news agency, the protests have been centered in the cities of Susangerd …

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Two Killed in Crackdowns on Khuzestan Water Protests

Iranwire – over the ongoing water crisis took place in at least 17 different cities in Iran’s Khuzestan province on Sunday night. Videos and images posted online showed thousands of people marching through the streets, amid a heavy security presence. Last night protests broke out in the cities of Susangerd, Shush, Hamidiyeh, Al-Baji, Mahshahr, Shushtar, Abadan, Shadegan, Lali, Ahvaz, Karkheh, and Shavour. …

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Death toll from Iran protests rises to three, say activists

Al-Arabia – The death toll from street protests over water shortages in Iran’s oil-rich southwest rose to three, activists said on Saturday, as demonstrations continued for a third consecutive night. The protests began late on Thursday in multiple cities in Khuzestan province, including its capital, Ahwaz, and continued for a third consecutive night on Saturday. For the latest headlines, follow …

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Videos: Protests, Gunfire in Oil-rich, Restive Iran Province

VOA – Protesters angry over water shortages marched through streets late Thursday in an oil-rich, restive province in southwestern Iran and police apparently fire weapons to disperse the crowds, online videos showed. It wasn’t immediately clear if anyone had been wounded or arrested in the protests across multiple cities in Khuzestan province, including its capital, Ahvaz. Iranian state media had …

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Water Crisis: Huge Tracts of Land in Iran Vulnerable to Sinkholes

Iranwire – The secretary of Iran’s Natural Disaster Task Force has said hundreds of large plains in the country are at risk of subsidence due to decreased level of underground water. Ali Baitollahi, secretary of the nationwide working group, which was set up in 2002 and answers to the Interior Ministry, told ISNA news agency that no fewer than 609 tracts of …

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The Water Crisis in Iran’s Khuzestan Province

Iranwire – In a flurry of reports Thursday, July 1, local media and environmentalists in Khuzestan once again raised the alarm about the water crisis threatening the province. The last month has seen the drying-up of the Karkheh and Zohreh riverbeds in western Khuzestan, as well as the Hur al-Azim wetlands and tributaries. A lack of water has put various …

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