110 people prosecuted for communicating with Iranian opposition group PMOI/MEK

Iranian opposition protesters march during a rally to protest against executions in Iran, as Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is in France for a two-day official visit, in Paris, Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016. (AP) April 25, 2019 The Director General of the Intelligence Department in West Azarbaijan Province announced that 110 people have been [...]

By |April 25th, 2019|Iran|

Iran Guard’s soldier killed in shootout with ‘anti-revolutionaries’ in the Kurdistan province

A Peshmerga fighter of the Iranian armed opposition guards a position in Kurdistan Region, only a few kilometers away from the Iranian border in April 2017. (Rudaw TV) April 25, 2019 A member of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guard Corps (IRGC) was killed in a shootout on April 24 in the Kurdistan province, Mehr [...]

By |April 25th, 2019|Iran, Minorities|

4,000 child marriages registered just in north Khorasan province in one year

Girl-child marriage has been institutionalized by the Iranian regime by setting the legal age of marriage at 13.. (Supplied) April 25, 2019 More than 4,000 child marriages of girls between 10 to 19 years of age have been reported in North Khorasan Province, from March 2018 to March 2019. Ali Zahedinia, the director of Iran’s [...]

By |April 25th, 2019|Iran|

The Iranian woman who sold trash to bring libraries to her city

Safura Ghallehzari, a retired teacher, has established seven libraries for her native city of Bandar Anzali by recycling trash. (IranWire) By Mahrokh Gholamhosseinpour April 24, 2019 Safura Ghallehzari, a retired history, geography and social sciences teacher, has been busy building libraries for the Caspian port city of Bandar Anzali by gathering trash and discarded paper, [...]

By |April 25th, 2019|Iran, Woman|

A bloody day in Iran’s premier league football

According to reporters, anti-riot police were not prepared to deal with the protests outside the stadium. (Supplied) By Payam Yunesipour April 25, 2019 The Iranian premier football league has had one of its darkest moments in recent history, as violence erupted following a game between Tabriz team Tractor Sazi and Tehran’s Paykan Football Club, [...]

By |April 25th, 2019|Iran|

Former Iran Guard’s commander summoned to court for damaging remarks

Said Qassemi went further and revealed Iran's relationship with al-Qaeda since the 1990s. (Supplied) April 25, 2019 A notorious retired commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC), Saeed Qassemi, has been summoned to court for recent comments about disguising himself as an Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS) aid worker while on a [...]

By |April 25th, 2019|Iran|

Senior IRGC officer flees Iran with secret Intel

Ayatollah Khamenei, Iranian leader, met with IRGC generals-- 30 Jun 18. (IRNA) By Adam Kredo April 24, 2019 A senior Iranian military officer affiliated with the country's Revolutionary Guard Corps, or IRGC, has fled the Islamic Republic with a cache of secret documents said to contain information on Tehran's military plans, according to reports. [...]

By |April 24th, 2019|Iran|

Why Khamenei changed the Guards’ commander and what it means

Hossein Salami speaks during Tehran’s Friday prayers July 16, 2010. (Reuters) April 24, 2019 Who is the new chief commander of the Islamic Revolution Guard Corps (IRGC) and why did Iran’s Supreme Leader decide to appoint a new leader now? Why did he choose Hossein Salami instead of another senior officer? These are [...]

By |April 24th, 2019|Iran|

Leader of ‘deviant’ Iran sect freed after years in prison

Mohammad Ali Taheri founded the spiritual movement "Erfan-e Kayhani" in the early 2000s, and quickly became a well-known spiritual leader. (YouTube) April 24, 2019 The leader of a "deviant" spiritual movement whose repeated death sentences drew international condemnation has been freed after almost eight years in prison, Iran's Judiciary said Tuesday. Mohammad Ali [...]

By |April 24th, 2019|Iran, Minorities|

Long jail term for Iran rights defender confirmed, then denied

A banner with a giant portrait of jailed Iranian lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh is seen on the headquarters of the French National Bar Council, demanding her release, in Paris, March 28, 2019. (Reuters) April 24, 2019 Imprisoned Iranian human rights lawyer and defender Nasrin Sotoudeh‘s 33-year jail sentence is final, and she must serve [...]

By |April 24th, 2019|Iran, Woman|