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The Joint Responsibility Of Khamenei And Rouhani For Deaths Of Iran Protesters

Beyond the shadow of a doubt, the Islamic Republic Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei bears the highest responsibility, followed by President Hassan Rouhani, for the order to use deadly force against people who poured into the streets to protest an unexpected overnight three-fold increase in gasoline prices on November 15. Based on the Islamic Republic Constitution, Iran’s Supreme National Security Council …

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Police In Iran Announce More Arrests, But No Official Word On Casualties

Authorities in Iran have announced the arrest of 34 more protesters in three different cities, claiming some of them were local protest leaders or elements who attacked public buildings. The police commander in Fars Province said 15 protesters were arrested in Shiraz, capital of the province and labeled them “main perpetrators of destruction and arson”. In Lorestan Province, the police …

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Iran Officials Defiant But Overwhelmed By Protests As Evidence of Brutality Surface

More than 10 days after Iranians took to the streets in protest to a sudden gasoline price hike, the Iranian government is still overwhelmed by the aftereffects of the unrest and its violent suppression by security forces. In the meantime, fresh videos of the violent suppression have been uploaded on social media following partial restoration of internet service which has …

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Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Threaten U.S., Allies Over Protests

The head of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) threatened the United States and its allies as he addressed a massive pro-government rally denouncing last week’s protests over fuel-price hikes.Waving the Iranian flag and portraits of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, tens of thousands of demonstrators poured into central Tehran on November 25 to condemn days of “rioting” that Iran’s …

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Stop Violence Against Women

CHRI – November 25 marks the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women The UN states: “Violence against women and girls is one of the most widespread, persistent and devastating human rights violations in our world today.” In 1999, the UN designated November 25 as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women in order to …

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Lebanese Hezbollah supporters attack protesters near the Ring Bridge

Al-Arabia – A group of Hezbollah supporters attacked demonstrators protesting against Lebanon’s political elite in central Beirut late Sunday, triggering confrontations as security forces separated the two sides. The Lebanese Civil Defense hospitalized five protesters with different injuries, one of whom was subjected to a knife attack. The attacks by young men armed with clubs and metal rods chanting pro-Hezbollah …

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Iran Focusing on Minorities Following Protests, Experts Say

VOA – Days of widespread anti-government protests and violence in Iran have renewed debate over the status of minorities in the country, with some experts warning that Iranian authorities are blaming minority groups for the unrest in a bid to justify further clamping down on them. The nationwide protests in Iran erupted late last week because of frustration over an …

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Guards’ Basij Commander Says Ending Iran Protests ‘A Miracle’

Radiofarda – A commander of Revolutionary Guards’ Basij paramilitary on Thursday described the recent protests in Iran as a “full-scale world war” against the Islamic Republic. Speaking at a memorial ceremony in Hamadan on Friday Brigadier General Salar Abnoush said ending the protests was a “miracle”. Salar Abnoush Operational Commander of the Basij “Strange coordinations were made in the recent …

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Children in Iran Should Be Protected from Numerous Rights Violations

CHRI – Begun in 1954 by the UN, Universal Children’s Day, (now called World Children’s Day) is observed each year on November 20 to promote the welfare of the world’s children. The UN’s Declaration of the Rights of the Child states, “The child shall be protected against all forms of neglect, cruelty and exploitation. He shall not be the subject of traffic, …

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UN Urges Tehran To Curb Force In Deadly Protests Over Gas Prices

RFL/RE – The United Nations has urged Tehran to curb its use of force against demonstrators and restore Internet service amid a wave of protests sparked by a hike in gas prices across Iran that has left at least a dozen people dead. Speaking to reporters in Geneva on November 19, UN human rights spokesman Rupert Colville voiced deep concern …

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