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Two Iranian Professors Suspended For Supporting Anti-Government Protests

RFL/RE – Two Iranian university professors have been suspended from their jobs after they came out in support of nationwide protests over the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini while in police custody. Amir Maziar, a member of the Faculty of Theoretical Sciences at the Tehran University of Arts, published his suspension letter on February 7 and wrote that Kurosh Golnari, another member of the …

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“No Journalist Detained:” Iranian FM Minimizes Extent Of Protest Crackdown

Iranwire – The Iranian foreign minister has rejected widespread evidence that tens of thousands of people had been arrested during the anti-government protests that have swept Iran for more than four months, and that “no journalists” had been sent behind bars for doing their job. Contrary to what Hossein Amir-Abdollahian suggested in an interview published by U.S. National Public Radio (NPR) on …

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Arrests Reported In Mainly Sunni Iranian City Amid Mass “Amnesty”

Iranwire – As the Iranian authorities are trying to whitewash the illegal arrest of thousands of protesters with an “amnesty,” the security forces are intensifying detentions of activists who are taking to the streets in remote cities, IranWire reports. IranWire spoke with a resident of Dashti, a predominantly Sunni city in the southern province of Hormuzgan. He said he was …

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“Big Injustice:” Hunger-Striking Frenchman Held In “Inhuman” Conditions In Iran, Sister Says

Iranwire – French national Benjamin Brière, who has gone on hunger strike for the second time since his incarceration in Iran in 2020, is being kept in “inhuman” conditions, his sister told IranWire. “We are just waiting for something to happen so he can return home” after being the “victim of a big injustice,” Blandine Brière said on February 8. …

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Blinding As A Weapon (7): “My Heart Is Still Beating,” Says Protester Shot In Eye

Iranwire – As IranWire has reported, hundreds of Iranians have sustained severe eye injuries after being hit by pellets, tear gas cannisters, paintball bullets or other projectiles used by security forces amid a bloody crackdown on mainly peaceful demonstrations. The report concluded that such actions by the security forces could constitute a “crime against humanity,” as defined by Article 7 of the …

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