By Jubin Katiraie
Amnesty International believes that over 100 protesters have been killed by the Iranian security forces since Friday.
Members of the Iranian diaspora in Switzerland staged a protest in front of the UN European Headquarters in Geneva on Friday, February 7.
Despite Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani's misconduct and concealment, the Coronavirus's death toll in Iran is rising sharply.
By Pooya Stone
An Iranian prosecutor announced on Saturday that prison, exile, and death sentences had been issued for some of the protesters arrested during the November 2019 uprising.
The Iranian people came out into the streets for the 10th day of the uprising on Sunday, despite the presence of herds of Revolutionary Guards (IRGC), the paramilitary Bassij, the State Security Force (SSF), plainclothes agents, and Intelligence Ministry agents.
With Internet services being restored – albeit by a step by step lengthy procedure- in Iran, more shocking data is made available as to details of the one-week uprising that shook the country and put – as one understands from the data- the theocratic regime on verge of losing power.
The mullahs’ desperate attempt to downplay their past abuses could signal that more crimes against humanity are on the horizon, according to the president of the International Committee In Search of Justice (ISJ).
On Friday 15th November, it was announced by the Iranian government that there would be a 50 percent price increases in petrol. This immediately sparked protests across the whole country, with the people clearly angry at the levels of corruption and mismanagement in the country.
For the past two days, and after the abrupt announcement of increasing gas prices hikes by the government, the Iranian people poured into the streets in more than 100 cities. However, while the protests began against the government’s approval for rising fuel prices, they immediately targeted the ruling system in its entirety. Notably, after the Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei defended the rising of fuel prices, protests intensified.
Iranian Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani-Fazli said in a state TV interview on Saturday that 200 protesters were killed by the suppressive security forces during the November 2019 uprising that spread to at least 140 cities.
Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei expressed deep concern on Sunday about the massive protests across his country in response to a recent hike in gas prices.
By Jubin Katiraie
On Thursday, May 21, the US State Department’s special representative for Iranian affairs, Brian Hook, was challenged on the Trump administration’s “maximum pressure” campaign in an interview with Foreign Policy.
In parallel to the nationwide Iranian protests that shook the earth under the mullah's feet, a new phenomenon emerged. It was the role of Iranian women in leading and organizing protests and becoming role models of resistance for their people.
The U.S. sanctioned Iranian Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli yesterday for serious human rights abuses against Iranians.
The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights is “deeply concerned” over the Iranian authorities’ violent crackdown on ongoing peaceful protests that began in the country on Friday.
The White House on Sunday condemned Iran for using "lethal force" against demonstrators during the unrest that left two dead and saw authorities arrest dozens and restrict internet access.
After the Iranian government mercilessly cracked down on protesters, the main question is, did officials truly achieve a “victory” as they try to persuade the people and the world? Could they permanently defeat the protests and their motives? Or, is the Iranian government still faced with a serious threat?
Around two weeks pass from the gas prices hikes in Iran which flamed nationwide protests across the country. As always, the government responded to the people's rightful grievances with an iron fist. The security forces made a total bloodbath in different cities and towns by killing more than 450 protesters and wounding thousands.
During recent protests in Iran, protesters time and again targeted banks and financial institutes and set them ablaze. However, there is a question of why are the Iranian people torching these centers? And eventually, aren't people supposed to answer their economic grievances through these financial systems?