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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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Kolbar Shot Dead After Open Threat from Border Police Chief

Iranwire – A kolbar from the city of Sardasht in West Azerbaijan was shot dead by Iranian border police on Thursday, October 14. Jian Alipour’s family and relatives, many of whom live abroad due to pressure from the Islamic Republic’s security institutions, told IranWire that the father-of-two had been repeatedly threatened by the commander of Bitush Border Regiment for two months prior to the …

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Iranians Share Experiences of Violence by So-Called Morality Police

Iranwire – Last week a video capturing the violent detention of a woman in Tehran sparked outrage on social media. The head of Tehran’s security police has said the two officers involved – who shoved and dragged a screaming woman into a van using a dog catch pole, and with such force that her head struck the vehicle’s exterior – had been …

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Four Baha’is Sentenced to Five Years in Prison for Trying to Access Higher Education

CHRI – The Baha’i faith community is one of the most severely persecuted religious minorities in Iran. Iran’s government is unabashed in its propagating of false narratives about the community and has for decades blocked Baha’is from obtaining prominent positions in Iranian society as well as barred Baha’is from accessing higher education. Iran’s Constitution does not recognize the Baha’i faith as an official …

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‘We Are The Dead Who Can’t Think Of Dying’: Iranian Rapper Charged For Criticizing Regime

RFL/RE – With lyrics that criticize Iran’s Islamic establishment — condemning state repression and injustice — rapper Toomaj Salehi has gained fans among Iranians who are angry at the country’s leadership. His lyrics also have upset Iranian authorities, who ordered his arrest earlier this month. Salehi was aware that he could be targeted by the Iranian regime for his lyrics. …

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Roses on a Mass Grave: A Love Story, Part I

Iranwire – The trial of ex-Gohardasht Prison official Hamid Nouri for his role in Iran’s 1988 prison massacre is ongoing in Sweden. Witnesses have taken to the stand one by one in recent weeks to recount their memories of the defendant sat before them in Stockholm District Court: how he walked them down the corridor to face the death panel, and escorted their cellmates …

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