Thursday , 29 September 2022

Human rights

Former IRGC Commander: Forensics Report Says Mahsa Amini Died of Skull Injury

Iranwire – A former senior commander of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corp (IRGC) released an audio file today saying that, according to his reliable sources in Iran’s Legal Medicine Organization, the cause of Mahsa Amini’s collapse and death was diagnosed as a “head injuries and concussion”. Mohammad Bagher Bakhtiar, an IRGC commander during Iran’s 1980-88 war with Iraq, posted an …

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Abadan Journalists Call for End to Violence and Release of Colleagues

Iranwire – A group of journalists has released a joint statement calling for “an end to street crackdowns on vulnerable people” and condemning “violence” against defenseless citizens. The statement’s signatories also demanded the immediate and unconditional release of journalists who have reported on economic deprivation in Khuzestan, sparking protests on issues from water shortages to the Metropol building collapse. The …

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Journalist Mehrnoosh Tafian Among Latest Iran Arrests

Iranwire – With the spread of Iranian people’s protests in different cities, news of the arrest of a large number of citizens who joined or participated in popular protests have been published. According to IranWire, on Sunday, September 27, 2022, a young woman named Sara Fereshteh Saniei was arrested and taken to an unknown place after security forces raided her …

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Azerbaijani Activists Express Solidarity with Iranian Protesters

VOA – A group of women’s rights activists in Azerbaijan staged a protest Tuesday in central Baku to express solidarity with demonstrators in Iran angered by the death of a young woman held by authorities for improperly wear a head scarf. The activists, gathered in front of the “Free Woman” statue in Baku, burned the effigy of Iranian leader Ali …

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Iranian Security Forces Vow To Confront Amini Protests With ‘All Their Might’ As UN Warns Against Use of ‘Unnecessary’ Force

RFL/RE – Iranian police have warned that they will confront “with all their might” women-led protests that erupted nearly two weeks ago over the death of Mahsa Amini in custody as the United Nations called on Tehran to refrain from using “unnecessary or disproportionate force” against protesters. Officials say 60 people have died during the protests, but the group Iran …

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The Thirteenth Night of Protests in Iran: Teargas and Anti-Khamenei Chants

Iranwire – Iran’s unprecedented nationwide protests continued for a thirteenth night on Tuesday with security forces attempting to disperse massive protests as demonstators called for an end to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s rule and theocratic dictatorship in Iran. شهرستان فیروٰزآباد در استان فارس در شامگاه پنجم مهر صحنه اعتراضات گسترده ضد حکومتی است. در این ویدیو که به دست …

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Lawyer for Mahsa Amini’s Family: We Don’t Expect Justice

Iranwire – A lawyer for Mahsa Amini’s family has expressed cynicism over the possibility of a rigorous and fair investigation into the 22-year-old’s death. In his first interview since agreeing to represent the family, Mohammad Saleh Nikbakht told the Iraqi Kurdish network Rudaw that they would argue Mahsa had been killed by the Iranian authorities. Mahsa, also known by her …

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Protesters Clash with Law Enforcement in Chabahar Over News of Teenager’s Rape by Police Chief

Iranwire – Furious crowds gathered again in the city of Chabahar in Sistan and Baluchistan province on Tuesday night after the Friday Imam of a nearby town confirmed their local police chief had raped a 15-year-old girl. Videos published on social media tonight showed intense clashes between residents and security forces, with gunfire heard in the streets after dark. People in Chabahar …

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Detained protesters brutalized and held in horrible conditions

Iran-HRM – Reports on the condition of detained protesters in various cities show that a very large number of youths have been detained and are being kept in horrible conditions in various detention centers across Iran. The number of arrested protesters has exceeded 10,000. On September 22, Mohsen Mansouri, the governor of Tehran, announced in his personal account that 1,800 …

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Iran: Urgent international action needed to ensure accountability for Mahsa Amini’s death in custody

Amnesty – The death in custody of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini (whose Kurdish name is Zhina) on 16 September 2022, days after she was violently arrested by Iran’s “morality” police amid credible reports of torture and other ill-treatment, must be independently, impartially and effectively investigated and those suspected of responsibility brought to justice in fair trials. The Iranian authorities must also …

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