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Interior Minister Warns Protesters In Iran Authorities Ready to Use Force

Iran’s interior minister has warned security forces from now on will confront protesters who gather in the streets. For a second day running tens of thousands of Iranians angry with a hike in gasoline prices flooded streets in dozens of cities, with security forces attacking protesters in some locations. Andolreza Rahmani Fazli said that until now authorities showed tolerance toward …

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Widespread Protests Turn Violent, Iran Parliament To Discuss Situation Sunday

Radiofarda – Iranian government’s reaction to protests against an unusual gas price hike in Iran has been turning increasingly violent Saturday afternoon. Shots have been heard in Shiraz, Bushehr and Tehran where security forces reportedly opened fire at Azari Intersection in south-western Tehran at the beginning of the road to Saveh. Unofficial reports on social media and citizen journalists say …

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Lawyer Protests Unjust Sentence by Refusing Sham Appeal Process, Demands Judicial Review

CHRI – Imprisoned attorney Amirsalar Davoudi, the latest human rights attorney to be sentenced to a lengthy prison term in Iran for doing his job, is demanding a judicial review after refusing to appeal his sentence on trumped-up charges. In June 2019, a preliminary court convicted the human rights lawyer of “collaborating with an enemy state through interviews,” “propaganda against the …

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‘Death to the dictator’: Iran protests intensify after petrol price hike

Al-Arabia – Several protests erutped across Iranian cities on Saturday, with many protesters blocking main roads with their cars and burning tires while chanting “Death to the dictator,” a day after the government announced a surprise decision to ration and hike the price of petrol. One civilian was killed and other people injured in Iran’s Sirjan, the semi-official news agency …

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Car bomb kills at least one near protest camp in Baghdad: Authorities

Al-Arabia – At least one person was killed and more than a dozen wounded late Friday when a bomb placed under a vehicle detonated in the protest-hit Iraqi capital Baghdad, security forces said. In a statement distributed to journalists, the security forces said the blast went off near Tahrir Square, which has been occupied for three weeks by demonstrators demanding …

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Iraqis Chant Slogans In Baghdad Against Iran After Football Win

Radiofarda – An Iraqi demonstrator runs as he carries a tear-gas canister during ongoing anti-government protests in Baghdad, November 14, 2019. People in Baghdad took to Tahrir (Liberation) Square in downtown Baghdad the epicentre of recent anti-regime protests Thursday evening when their football team beat the Iranian team 2-1 in the 2020 World Cup Qualifiers played in the Jordanian capital …

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Iran Arrests Dozens During Protests Over Arab Poet’s Death

Iran-HRM – Dozens of Arab-Iranians have been arrested during protests in southwestern Iran that started Sunday following news on the suspicious death of a local poet. Hassan Heydari, a dissident ethnic Arab poet died in Shafa hospital in Ahvaz, the capital of Khuzestan province.  Following his death, hundreds of Arab-Iranians, who blamed the regime for the death, took to the streets in …

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Protests Erupt In Iran After An Ethnic Arab Poet Dies In Hospital

Radiofarda -Numerous video clips published on social media show groups of residents in Ahvaz, the capital of oil-rich Khuzestan province came to the streets to protest Sunday evening. Protests erupted Sunday evening in Ahvaz, capital of Iran’s oil-rich Khuzestan province. Nov. 11, 2019 Some reports say that the reason for the protests was the death of an ethnic Arab dissident …

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Protest Against Rouhani In Yazd Dismissed As ‘An Organized’ Effort

Radiofarda – The governor of Yazd, where Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani was heckled on Sunday, says the protest was an organized effort, without saying who was behind it. IRNA news website controlled by the presidential administration quoted an unnamed source in the governor’s office as saying, provincial authorities know who is behind “this small group”. Governors are appointed by the …

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Irish Museum hosts exhibition on ancient Persian prophet MANI

PayvandNews – The Persian prophet Mani created a new religion in the 3rd century AD. He believed the world is a struggle between the forces of dark and light which ultimately causes the release of the light-soul from the material body. The Persian Emperor, Shapur I, allowed Mani to freely promote his ideas through the empire but later, following the …

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