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US Treasury Gives Nod to Elon Musk Boosting Satellite Internet Access in Iran

Iranwire – The U.S. Treasury Department has given tacit approval to an expansion of Elon Musk’s Starlink satellite internet service to cover Iran at a time of mass protests and internet shutdowns. The SpaceX CEO was petitioned by Iranians on social media over the weekend to offer the same improved coverage to Iran as to other countries. Since last Friday, when demonstrations …

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Security Forces’ Chokehold on Kurdistan After Province’s Day of Protest

Iranwire – Cities across Kurdistan faced an all-out assault from security forces today in the wake of mass protests on Monday over the death of Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old from Saqqez. Local sources in Mahabad told IranWire that after crowds thronged the streets yesterday calling for an end to dictatorship in their country, large numbers of uniformed and plainclothes agents were dispatched …

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Iran Protests Against Woman’s Death in Hijab Case Spread to 16 Provinces

VOA – Iranians have intensified their protests against last week’s death of a young woman detained by police enforcing Iran’s strict hijab rules, spreading their demonstrations to more parts of the country and engaging in bolder acts of defiance toward their Islamist rulers. Citizen journalist videos posted to social media appeared to show Iran’s latest anti-government protests reaching at least …

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Mahsa Amini’s Father: “Everything They Have Said and Shown is Lies”

CHRI – In an interview with Rouydad24 (“Event24”), a semi-independent reformist news site in Iran, the father of Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old woman who died in Iranian state custody, strongly contradicted the authorities’ narrative about his daughter’s death and demanded justice. “What makes me sad is that the authorities are spreading lies about my daughter every day,” said Amjad Amini in the Persian-language …

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Mahsa Amini: Acting UN human rights chief urges impartial probe into death in Iran – Acting UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Nada Al-Nashif today expressed alarm at the death in custody of Mahsa Amini – detained by Iran’s “morality police” enforcing strict hijab rules – and the violent response by security forces to ensuing protests. Amini, a 22-year-old Iranian woman from the Kurdish minority, was with her brother in Tehran when she …

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