Friday , 30 July 2021

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Anti-Government Protests Erupt in Tehran

Iranwire – Protesters amassed in Jomhouri Avenue in central Tehran on Monday to chant anti-government slogans including “Shame, Khamenei! Let go of this country” and “Mullahs get lost”. Iranians on social media reported that the group marching down the shopping street at noon was partly enraged by the blackouts that have blighted the capital and cities across Iran for two months now. The long …

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Labor Activists: State-Sponsored Looting Led to Iranian Oil Strikes

Iranwire – A nationwide strike by workers in Iran’s oil, gas and petrochemical industries entered its fifth consecutive week on Saturday, July 17. Labor activists this week joined a Clubhouse discussion hosted by IranWire to shed light on how this situation came about and the workers’ demands, many of which relate to disparities in contracts under the Ministry of Oil. Among those present were …

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VOA Persian TV Host Says Iran Kidnap Plot Sought to Stop Her Social Media Activism

VOA –  A VOA Persian TV host and outspoken Iranian government critic who says she was the target of a U.S.-exposed Iranian plot to kidnap her has shared new details of the scheme, including its alleged aims of eliminating her and her popular social media accounts.   In a video message recorded Tuesday, Iranian American journalist Masih Alinejad said Federal Bureau of …

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Regime official slams doctor for criticizing power outages in Iran’s hospitals

Iran-HRM – A top aide to Iran’s supreme leader threatened an ICU specialist after he criticized the regimes Health Minister power outages in hospitals. After Dr. Mohammad Reza Hashemian criticized the regime’s Health Minister for power outages in hospitals, and demanded the minister to be tried, Ali Akbar Velayati warned him: “If you repeat such positions, I will have to take …

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Mass murderer Ebrahim Raisi defends his role in 1988 massacre

Iram-HRM – In his first post-election press conference, mass murderer Ebrahim Raisi, implicitly said that he shoud be applauded for killing thousands of Iranians. When questioned on his role in Iran’s 1988 massacre, mass murderer Ebrahim Raisi brazenly claimed, “From the beginning of my position as a jurist, I have always defended the people’s human rights. Human rights has always …

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Reformist Candidate Drops Out Of Iran’s Presidential Election

RFL/RE – One of two reformists approved to run in Iran’s June 18 presidential election has withdrawn his candidacy. Iranian media report that Mohsen Mehralizadeh, a 64-year-old former vice president, withdrew on June 16 — the last day of the election campaign. He was one of only two reformists permitted to run in the election to replace President Hassan Rohani, …

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Dispatch from Tehran: “These Aren’t Elections. They Can Get Lost”

Iranwire – On Friday, June 18 both the presidential “election” and municipal council elections are due to be held on the same day in Iran. Opposition members inside and outside the country have called on social media for a boycott of the vote. To try to gauge public mood on the ground, IranWire’s citizen journalist visited a park east of …

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Pompeo Rekindles Debate About US Response to Iran’s Hosting of Al-Qaida

VOA – Former U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has made more detailed allegations about Iran’s secretive relationship with al-Qaida, rekindling a debate about how the United States should respond to the decades-old cooperation between its Mideast rival and the anti-American terrorist network.   In an interview that aired Friday on VOA Persian’s TV channel, the former top U.S. diplomat, who …

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Dispatch from Abadan: The Plundering of a Christian Cemetery

Iranwire – The beautiful port city of Abadan, southwest Iran, was once a beacon of modernity in both Iran and the Middle East. Its history goes back to the Seleucid Empire in around 300BC, with its city’s name changing several times down the centuries before acquiring its present one – by degrees –  some time after the advent of Islam. …

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