Tuesday , 29 November 2022

Social and Political

UN Rights Chief Calls on Iran to Halt Violence Against Protesters

VOA – U.N. human rights chief Volker Turk urged Iranian authorities to halt “unnecessary and disproportionate” use of force against protesters. Speaking at a session of the U.N. Human Rights Council in Geneva on Thursday, Turk said Iran was in a “full-fledged human rights crisis.” Turk expressed his support for an investigation into Iran’s crackdown against protests that began two …

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US Sanctions Iranian Officials Amid Tehran’s Ongoing Crackdown on Protests

VOA —The United States on Wednesday targeted three Iranian security officials under human rights-related sanctions, the U.S. Treasury Department said, citing Tehran’s ongoing crackdown on protesters in Kurdish-majority areas. The latest U.S. sanctions since demonstrations broke out nationwide in response to the death of 22-year-old Kurdish woman Mahsa Amini in police custody in September targeted key officials involved in Iranian …

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DEATH BY BATON

Iran-HRM – A non-lethal weapon widely used to kill protesters With the start of nationwide protests in Iran, we have witnessed high levels of violence carried out on the streets. So significant that an overwhelming number of protesters have been killed by brutal hidings and multiple blows of batons.No sound of bullets was heard being fired in the major cities, no Kalashnikov …

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Special Session on Iran Oral Statement

Amnesty – The oral statement of Amnesty International delivered at the 35th special session of the Human Rights Council on the deteriorating situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran View Report in English DOWNLOAD PDF

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Iran’s FM meets with Iraqi, Kurdish officials over border security

Al-Monitor – Iran’s Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian spoke to reporters today at the Foreign Ministry, addressing a wide range of issues. On the protests that have rocked Iran over the last few months, especially the northwest Kurdish regions, Amir-Abdollahian said he held “numerous meetings in the last eight weeks” in Baghdad and Tehran with security officials from the central government of Iraq …

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Britain Says Russia Has Nearly Exhausted Its Stock Of Iranian-Made Drones

RFL/RE – Russia has likely launched hundreds of Iranian-manufactured unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) against Ukraine since September, Britain’s Ministry of Defense said on in its daily intelligence update on November 23. It’s also likely that Russia has nearly exhausted its current stock of Iranian-made weapons and will seek resupply, the ministry said. It said Russia is likely using the UAVs to make …

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Iranian Lawmakers Propose Punishments For Protesting Students

RFL/RE – Iranian lawmakers have proposed banning student protesters from traveling abroad for 10 years as the Islamic republic struggles to suppress the biggest show of dissent in years. The Fars news agency, which is affiliated with Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC), said that in addition to members of parliament some “experts” played a role in the preparation of …

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Colonel Of Iran’s Elite IRGC Killed In Syria Bomb Blast

Iranwire – A colonel of Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) has been killed in a bomb explosion in Syria, the force says. The IRGC’s public relation department on November 23 blamed Israel for the killing of the officer, identified as Davoud Jafari. Jafari, a military adviser in Syria and a member of the IRGC’s aerospace arm, was killed in …

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Iranian University Student Recalls Smile Of Police Who Shot Her In The Face

Iranwire – Ghazal Ranjkesh, a law student from Iran’s southern city of Bandar Abbas, is among dozens of Iranians who sustained severe eye trauma from metal pellets shot by security forces during nationwide protests. Ranjkesh says she was on her way home with her mother on November 15 when a police officer fired a metal bullet at her face at …

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Iranian Security Forces “Fire At Everyone,” Kurdish Teenager Says

Iranwire – Iranian security forces have fired indiscriminately at people during anti-government protests in a western Kurdish town, a teenager has said, amid reports that at least five were killed there earlier this week. “They fire directly at people, not just at protesters, but everyone,” a 14-year-old girl from Javanrood said in voice messages sent to IranWire. “We have a …

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