Saturday , 29 January 2022

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Iranian Poet Baktash Abtin Dies After Being Arbitrarily Detained in Iran

CHRI – The death of Iranian poet Baktash Abtin today in Tehran after contracting COVID-19 in Evin Prison is the result of the Iranian judiciary chief’s inhumane treatment of prisoners and the government’s refusal to hold responsible officials accountable. Abtin, who died after being put into an induced coma while hospitalized, is the second known political prisoner to die in Iran in …

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Tens of Thousands Join Teachers’ Strikes in Iran

Iranwire – Tens of thousands of Iranian teachers joined a third day of nationwide protests on Monday following a rallying call from trade unions. Security forces attacked some of those present in front of the parliament building in Tehran and at other locations such as Sari, Mazandaran. Videos posted on social media showed uniformed officers trying to arrest demonstrators, prompting …

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Cat and Mouse: A Medieval Fable for Modern Iran

Iranwire – The dark and arresting sketches of Touka Neyestani, IranWire’s Canada-based cartoonist, have captivated our readers since 2013. Once an artist for Iranian magazines, in his later career Touka’s acid takes on the political situation in Iran – be they bleak and menacing, inducive of a guilty laugh, or gut-wrenchingly sad – won him millions of fans the world …

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Videos: Tear Gas and Shots Fired on Isfahan Protesters

Iranwire – Farmers and citizens in Isfahan continued to protest on Friday, November 26. Videos posted on social media show security and law enforcement officers dispersing a mass gathering of demonstrators with large volumes of tear gas and what appeared to be birdshot on the dried-up Zayanderud riverbed. Earlier on Friday morning, footage was also shared showing people on motorcycles …

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Videos: Tear Gas and Shots Fired on Isfahan Protesters

Iranwire – Farmers and citizens in Isfahan continued to protest on Friday, November 26. Videos posted on social media show security and law enforcement officers dispersing a mass gathering of demonstrators with large volumes of tear gas and what appeared to be birdshot on the dried-up Zayanderud riverbed. Earlier on Friday morning, footage was also shared showing people on motorcycles …

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Kylie Moore-Gilbert: I Can’t Forget My Fellow Prisoners

Iranwire – Kylie Moore-Gilbert, an Australian researcher who was held hostage in Iran for two years, has published a video in Persian on the anniversary of her release to highlight the plight of those still being held unjustly in the Islamic Republic’s prisons. In tweets accompanying the video, Dr. Moore-Gilbert explained that she had never studied Persian but learnt it during her time in …

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Juvenile Offender Arman Abdolali is Buried in Tehran

Iranwire – Arman Abdolali, a young Iranian man sentenced to death for a crime allegedly committed when he was a minor, was hanged on November 24. The execution was carried out despite the weak case against him and pleas to Tehran from human rights organizations to spare his life. The young man was buried in the presence of his parents …

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‘Give Isfahan Life!’ Water Shortages Unleash Waves Of Protest In Iran

RFL/RE – A trickle of water in southwestern Iran has turned into a torrent of protests against the clerical establishment in Tehran.Just months after the authorities resorted to deadly force and empty promises to tamp down mass protests, locals in the region have joined farmers to demand government action to replenish water supplies drained by decades of mismanagement.Videos show tens …

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How Did the Lebanese React to The Team Melli Suitcases Debacle?

Iranwire – Like others around the world, Lebanese people and political figures took to Twitter prior to the match between Lebanon and Iran on Thursday 10, 2021, at Rafic Hariri Stadium in the Lebanese city of Sidon, to speculate after suspicious pictures of Iranian football players’ luggage had surfaced online. The pictures showed each Iranian football star pushing three to four large …

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Police File Case Against Woman Detained With Catch Pole

Iranwire – The social deputy of the Tehran Security Police has announced a case has been filed against a woman whose violent arrest on the streets of the capital went viral last week. Colonel Morad Moradi told ISNA news agency that at the time of her arrest, the woman had been “insulting and aggressive” while disobeying the orders of police officers. Last …

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