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September, 2022

  • 29 September

    US slams Tehran for attacks in Iraq, vows to disrupt Iran’s destabilizing behavior

    Al-Arabia – The US on Wednesday slammed Iran’s drone and ballistic missile attacks inside Iraq with the White House vowing to disrupt Tehran’s destabilizing behavior in the region. Calling attacks on Iraq’s Kurdistan region “an unjustified violation of Iraqi sovereignty and territorial integrity,” State Department Spokesman Ned Price also hit out at the Iranian government over its threats to carry out more …

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  • 29 September

    Former Iranian President’s Daughter Arrested For Supporting Protests Triggered By Death Of Woman In Custody Over Hijab

    RFL/RE – Just days after expressing support for the protests in Iran, Faezeh Hashemi, the outspoken daughter of former President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, was arrested in the Iranian capital on unknown charges.The hard-line Tasnim news agency, which is affiliated with the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC), reported on September 27 that Hashemi was arrested by security forces in east Tehran …

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  • 29 September

    13 Killed In Iraqi Kurdistan As Iran Escalates Attacks Amid Unrest At Home

    RFL/RE – An Iranian bombing campaign targeted Iraq’s northern Kurdish region on September 28, killing least 13 people and wounding 58 others, Iraq’s state news agency said. The Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corp (IRGC) fired on targets in Iraq’s northern Kurdish regional capital of Irbil and the eastern Iraqi city of Sulaymaniyah, the Iranian state news agency IRNA reported.The strikes took …

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  • 29 September

    His father was toppled in Iran’s 1979 revolution. His take on hijab protests

    hindustantimes – Iran Anti-Hijab Protests: Reza Pahlavi, whose father was toppled in the Islamic Revolution of 1979, called for greater preparation for a future Iranian system that is secular and democratic. Iran Anti-Hijab Protests: Reza Pahlavi, the son of the late Shah of Iran in Washington, DC.(AFP) Follow UsAFP | The son of the late shah hailed Iran’s mass protests as a …

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  • 29 September

    Former IRGC Commander: Forensics Report Says Mahsa Amini Died of Skull Injury

    Iranwire – A former senior commander of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corp (IRGC) released an audio file today saying that, according to his reliable sources in Iran’s Legal Medicine Organization, the cause of Mahsa Amini’s collapse and death was diagnosed as a “head injuries and concussion”. Mohammad Bagher Bakhtiar, an IRGC commander during Iran’s 1980-88 war with Iraq, posted an …

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  • 29 September

    IRGC Commander: 185 Basijis Injured in Suppressing Protests

    Iranwire- The commander of Tehran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps’ Mohammad Rasouloullah Brigade has announced that 185 Basij soldiers were injured during the “mission” to suppress protests in Tehran during the 12 days since nationwide demonstrations erupted after the murder of Mahsa Amini in morality police custody. A previous commander of Mohammad Rasouloullah Brigade, Hossein Hamedani, played a decisive role in …

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  • 29 September

    Abadan Journalists Call for End to Violence and Release of Colleagues

    Iranwire – A group of journalists has released a joint statement calling for “an end to street crackdowns on vulnerable people” and condemning “violence” against defenseless citizens. The statement’s signatories also demanded the immediate and unconditional release of journalists who have reported on economic deprivation in Khuzestan, sparking protests on issues from water shortages to the Metropol building collapse. The …

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  • 29 September

    Journalist Mehrnoosh Tafian Among Latest Iran Arrests

    Iranwire – With the spread of Iranian people’s protests in different cities, news of the arrest of a large number of citizens who joined or participated in popular protests have been published. According to IranWire, on Sunday, September 27, 2022, a young woman named Sara Fereshteh Saniei was arrested and taken to an unknown place after security forces raided her …

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  • 29 September

    Azerbaijani Activists Express Solidarity with Iranian Protesters

    VOA – A group of women’s rights activists in Azerbaijan staged a protest Tuesday in central Baku to express solidarity with demonstrators in Iran angered by the death of a young woman held by authorities for improperly wear a head scarf. The activists, gathered in front of the “Free Woman” statue in Baku, burned the effigy of Iranian leader Ali …

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  • 29 September

    Vahid Afkari, Iran, Write for Rights 2022 Case Card

    Amnesty – Case card for Vahid Afkari’s Write for Rights campaign View Report in English DOWNLOAD PDF

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  • 29 September

    The Takeaway: Iran’s protesters adjust to regime crackdown

    Al-Monitor – Iranian protesters are beginning to shift tactics to adapt to a sweeping campaign of arrests and a near-total internet shutdown aimed at stifling their message.  For a firsthand account of anti-government protests that have raged for nearly two weeks, The Takeaway reached out to an Al-Monitor correspondent in Tehran, who says “life is hanging in the balance” amid the …

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  • 29 September

    Iran says enemies causing ‘sedition’ in the country with protests

    Al-Monitor – At a cabinet meeting today, Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi blamed “enemy” countries for provoking protests.  “The enemy’s efforts at sedition in the country is a result of the fear they have of the system’s power and progress,” Raisi said. The word “sedition” fell into popular use after the 2009 protests. Raisi is scheduled to speak again and address the country …

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  • 28 September

    Iran’s Revolutionary Guards strike dissident sites in Iraq: Report

    Al-Arabia – Iran’s Revolutionary Guards struck militant targets in the Kurdish region of northern Iraq with missiles and drones, the state news agency IRNA said on Wednesday. A senior member of Komala, an Iranian Kurdish opposition party, told Reuters that several of their offices were struck on Wednesday morning. He said there had been casualties and material damage but he …

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  • 28 September

    Iranian Security Forces Vow To Confront Amini Protests With ‘All Their Might’ As UN Warns Against Use of ‘Unnecessary’ Force

    RFL/RE – Iranian police have warned that they will confront “with all their might” women-led protests that erupted nearly two weeks ago over the death of Mahsa Amini in custody as the United Nations called on Tehran to refrain from using “unnecessary or disproportionate force” against protesters. Officials say 60 people have died during the protests, but the group Iran …

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  • 28 September

    Iranian Oil Workers Warn Of Strike If Government Doesn’t End Crackdown

    RFL/RE – Iranian oil industry contract workers have warned the government to end its crackdown on protesters or they will strike, a move that could cripple a key sector of the economy.SEE ALSO:Twelfth Night Of Protests In Iran As Professors Join Outcry Over Death Of Woman Arrested For Hijab Violation “We support the people’s struggles against organized and everyday violence against women …

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  • 28 September

    The Thirteenth Night of Protests in Iran: Teargas and Anti-Khamenei Chants

    Iranwire – Iran’s unprecedented nationwide protests continued for a thirteenth night on Tuesday with security forces attempting to disperse massive protests as demonstators called for an end to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s rule and theocratic dictatorship in Iran. شهرستان فیروٰزآباد در استان فارس در شامگاه پنجم مهر صحنه اعتراضات گسترده ضد حکومتی است. در این ویدیو که به دست …

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  • 28 September

    Lawyer for Mahsa Amini’s Family: We Don’t Expect Justice

    Iranwire – A lawyer for Mahsa Amini’s family has expressed cynicism over the possibility of a rigorous and fair investigation into the 22-year-old’s death. In his first interview since agreeing to represent the family, Mohammad Saleh Nikbakht told the Iraqi Kurdish network Rudaw that they would argue Mahsa had been killed by the Iranian authorities. Mahsa, also known by her …

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  • 28 September

    Protesters Clash with Law Enforcement in Chabahar Over News of Teenager’s Rape by Police Chief

    Iranwire – Furious crowds gathered again in the city of Chabahar in Sistan and Baluchistan province on Tuesday night after the Friday Imam of a nearby town confirmed their local police chief had raped a 15-year-old girl. Videos published on social media tonight showed intense clashes between residents and security forces, with gunfire heard in the streets after dark. People in Chabahar …

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  • 28 September

    Detained protesters brutalized and held in horrible conditions

    Iran-HRM – Reports on the condition of detained protesters in various cities show that a very large number of youths have been detained and are being kept in horrible conditions in various detention centers across Iran. The number of arrested protesters has exceeded 10,000. On September 22, Mohsen Mansouri, the governor of Tehran, announced in his personal account that 1,800 …

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  • 28 September

    Iran: Urgent international action needed to ensure accountability for Mahsa Amini’s death in custody

    Amnesty – The death in custody of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini (whose Kurdish name is Zhina) on 16 September 2022, days after she was violently arrested by Iran’s “morality” police amid credible reports of torture and other ill-treatment, must be independently, impartially and effectively investigated and those suspected of responsibility brought to justice in fair trials. The Iranian authorities must also …

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  • 28 September

    Mounting deaths in Iran protests as internet blackout drags on

    Al-Monitor – At least 76 people have been killed so far in protests that have rocked Iran after the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini while in custody of the hijab-enforcing morality police, the Oslo-based Iran Human Rights (IHR) reported.   The IHR says it has documented the toll based on death certificates, verified family and witness accounts, and other pieces of evidence on …

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  • 27 September

    Mahsa Amini’s death ‘broke camel’s back’, fueled rage against Iran regime: Analysis

    Al-Arabia – Mahsa Amini’s death was the spark that lit the angry fire of Iranians who have had enough of an oppressive regime that has failed to provide them with the basic means of a dignified life.Analysts told Al Arabiya English that Amini’s death struck a raw nerve with the public and warned that the regime will only keep escalating its …

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  • 27 September

    Iran Sets Up Special Courts For Protesters, Rejects EU Criticism As Crackdown Deaths, Arrests Rise

    RFL/RE – Iran has dismissed Western criticism of its deadly crackdown that has killed dozens and led to at least 1,200 arrests since protests broke out after a 22-year-old woman’s death in custody for allegedly breaking the country’s Islamic dress code. Iranian judiciary officials also said they had set up special courts to try protesters, whom they claimed were “hired …

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  • 27 September

    Iranian Soccer Legend Angers Officials For Supporting Protests Over Death Of Woman In Custody

    RFL/RE – The anti-government protests that have rocked Iran for the past 10 days are leaderless. Though the women who have removed their obligatory head scarves and burned them are at the forefront of the demonstrations triggered by the suspicious death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini after her arrest by Tehran’s morality police, hard-line media and politicians have blamed soccer superstar …

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  • 27 September

    Iranian Rights Activist Ronaghi Says Guards At Tehran’s Evin Prison Broke His Leg During Beatings

    RFL/RE – Iranian civil rights activist Hossein Ronaghi says he has been beaten by guards in Tehran’s Evin prison. Journalist Masoud Kazemi said in a tweet on September 25 that Hossein Ronaghi said prison officers broke his leg during the beating, while Ronaghi’s mother said her son told her he had been injured by guards.Security agents stormed Ronaghi’s house and arrested him on September …

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  • 27 September

    Students at 10 Iranian Universities Respond to Call for Boycott

    Iranwire – Students from more than 10 colleges and universities in Iran have announced that in response to a call from the educators’ union, they will not attend classes in support of their demonstrating peers. Early on Monday the Coordinating Council of Teachers’ Cultural Associations has invited both teachers and students to go on strike over the state’s killing of …

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  • 27 September

    Iranwire Exclusive: IRGC Commanders’ Families Placed in Tehran ‘Safe House’

    Iranwire – Commanders of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) have moved their families to a “safe place” in Tehran, IranWire understands. A relative of one of those placed under protection told IranWire that relatives had been placed in the Oil Company Guest House, which is under round-the-clock protection. The families, they said, had also been promised they will be …

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  • 27 September

    Mehdi Mousavi, 16 Years Old, Shot Dead With Five Bullets in Zanjan

    Iranwire – A 16-year-old boy in Zanjan has been killed with five shots fired by security forces seeking to stifle ongoing protests in the city. Mehdi Mousavi died at a street protest on Wednesday, September 21. Eyewitnesses told IranWire that on that day, officers employed by the Islamic Republic were firing directly at crowds with shotguns. Massive demonstrations spearheaded by …

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  • 27 September

    US Sanctions Iranian Cargo Plane for Export Violation

    VOA – The U.S. Department of Commerce Monday cited a fourth Iranian cargo plane for flying into Russia, adding it to a list of planes believed to be in violation of U.S. sanctions against Russia. The U.S. Department of Commerce said in a statement that the cargo plane belongs to Saha Airlines, which is owned by the Iranian Air Force. …

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  • 27 September

    Canada to Impose New Sanctions on Iran

    VOA – Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Monday that Canada will sanction “dozens” of Iranian individuals and entities, including the morality police, as security forces in Iran continue to crack down violently on protesters. Addressing the “women who are protesting in Iran and those who support them,” Trudeau said: “We are with you.” Trudeau said Canadians, along with millions …

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