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6 Month Report on the Death Penalty in Iran: 38 Executions in Month Following Elections

Iran Human Rights (IHR) – In the first six months of 2021, at least 117 people were executed in Iranian prisons. There has been a rise in the number of executions since the June presidential election, with at least 38 people executed in one month (18 June-18 July). Iran Human Rights’ statistics department has registered and confirmed 117 executions in …

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Activists Detained for Hours Following Rally in Support of Khuzestan Protests

Iran Human Rights (IHR) – Eight civil activists who had gathered in front of the Ministry of Interior building in support of the Khuzestan water shortage protests were arrested violently and “beaten” and released a few hours later. Narges Mohammadi, Arash Sadeghi, Rasoul Badaghi, Arash Kaykhosravi, Pouran Nazemi, Ruhollah Mardani, Hamid Asefi and Jafar Azimzadeh were amongst those arrested. Eight …

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Tehran begins another round of coronavirus lockdowns

Al-Monitor – Tehran announced a week of new restrictions as coronavirus cases in the country continue to climb. According to Health Ministry officials, in the last 24 hours over 27,000 individuals have contracted COVID-19, leading to over 2,000 hospitalizations. Also in the last 24 hours, there were 213 deaths from the virus, which brings the total number of COVID-19 deaths to over …

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IOPHR statement in support of the uprising of the people of Khuzestan

Shabtabnews – IOPHR issued a statement in support of the uprising of the people of Khuzestan . The statement stated : “The heroic people of Iran, who in an admirable, united way through their boycott of the June 2021 presidential election, rejected the legitimacy of the Islamic Republic of Iran, have recently been concerned by their Khuzestani compatriot’s protests in …

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Southwest Iran’s Water Shortage Protests Take Sharper Anti-gov’t Tone

VOA – Water shortage protests in drought-plagued southwestern Iran appear to have spread to more cities and taken on a sharper anti-government tone as the unrest extended into a sixth night.   Videos shared with VOA Persian and posted to social media showed what appeared to be protesters chanting “Death to Khamenei” and “Reza Shah, bless your soul” in the city of Izeh in Iran’s …

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