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Global: Misuse of tear gas killing and injuring protesters worldwide – updated interactive website

Amnesty – The horrific misuse of tear gas by security forces during brutal crackdowns on protests in Iran, Peru and Sri Lanka last year are among many new incidents detailed in Amnesty International’s updated Tear Gas: An Investigation. The interactive website now includes details of 30 new incidents in 13 countries where police and security forces caused harm by inappropriately using …

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Why did Shamkhani, Iran’s powerful national security chief, resign?

Al-Monitor – Ali Shamkhani, the secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC), resigned from his post last week in a tussle that would empower conservatives in the country.  Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi appointed Ali Akbar Ahmadaian, a prominent commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), in his place. Shamkhani, 67, appeared in Beijing two months ago at the …

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Iran arrests ‘terrorist team’ linked to Israel: Tasnim

Al-Arabia – Fourteen members of a “terrorist team” linked to Israel have been arrested in northwestern Iran, an official from Iran’s Judiciary said on Monday according to the semi-official Tasnim news agency. “14 members linked to Israel have been arrested as they were seeking to identify and assassinate various individuals,” Tasnim reported.

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Iranian Official Says Conflict With Afghanistan Detrimental To Both Sides

RFL/RE – An Iranian Foreign Ministry official has said following the outbreak of border clashes between Iranian border guards and Taliban fighters that any conflict between the two countries is detrimental to both of them. The May 28 comments on Twitter by Seyyed Rasool Musavi, director of the Iranian Foreign Ministry’s South Asia Department, came a day after deadly gunfire …

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Iranian Student Suspended From University For Refusing To Wear Hijab Summoned In New Case

RFL/RE – Sepideh Rashno, a 28-year-old Iranian writer and student arrested last year for refusing to wear the mandatory hijab, has said she has been summoned to appear before the Tehran Prosecutor’s Office in relation to a supposed new case against her. Rashno announced the development by publishing a photograph of the official judicial notice on her Instagram page. “A new case has …

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