Security forces arrest 52 in northern Iran mixed gender party

The regime’s security forces regularly attack mixed gender parties and arrest partygoers even though they are private parties.  (Supplied) August 24, 2019 Iran’s state-run media said that 52 people were detained today in a mixed gender party in the northern city of Sari in Iran. According to Fars News Agency, 29 of the detainees were [...]

By |August 24th, 2019|Iran|

Central Bank Governor claims 40% recovery in value of Iran’s currency

Abdolnaser Hemmati, the governor of Central Bank of Iran. (MEHR) August 24, 2019 The Governor of the Central Bank of Iran (CBI) Abdolnasser Hemmati says the value of the Iranian currency rial has been strengthened by 40 percent during recent months. Hemmati’s claim comes on the backdrop of a sharp devaluation of Iran’s [...]

By |August 24th, 2019|Iran|

26 million Iranians do not use internet

About 18.307 million Iranians have announced that they do not need internet technology. (MEHR) August 24, 2019 Some 26 million Iranians of six years old and above do not use internet, the Statistical Center of Iran and Information Technology Organization of Iran announced in a joint report, Mehr reported on Tuesday. Of the [...]

By |August 24th, 2019|Iran|

Environmental activists in Iran tortured and forced to confess

The eight environmentalists in the case — Sam Rajabi, Amir Hossein Khaleghi, Hooman Jokar, Sepideh Kashani, Niloofar Bayani, Taher Ghadirian and Abdolreza Kouhpayeh. (IranWire) By Shahed Alavi August 24, 2019 Eight jailed environmentalists have faced torture, harsh interrogations and been pressured to confess to spying, IranWire has learned. “Last year during interrogations, in order [...]

By |August 24th, 2019|Iran|

10-year prison sentence to Iranian British Council employee upheld without a hearing

Iran--Aras Amiri, London based student arrested in Iran. (Supplied) August 23, 2019 The 10-year prison sentence issued against British Council employee Aras Amiri was upheld on August 18, 2019, without a hearing, the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI) has learned. “In order to expedite cases, [Judiciary Chief] Ebrahim Raisi has decided that there [...]

By |August 23rd, 2019|Iran, Woman|

Security forces in Iran arrest 12 of 14 activists demanding Khamenei’s resignation

Iran's Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei. (FARS) August 23, 2019 The provincial intelligence department in Mashhad in north-eastern Iran says 14 activists who had called on Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei to resign are advocates of regime change and wanted to bring about insecurity. According to the latest report from Mashhad, 12 of the 14 [...]

By |August 23rd, 2019|Iran|

Realizations of forced confessions in assassination cases shake Iran

Mahmoud Alavi, Iran’s intelligence minister. (Press TV) August 23, 2019 Reformist lawmaker Mahmoud Sadeqi put forward a motion on Saturday to summon Intelligence Minister Mahmoud Alavi for questioning on forced confessions in Iranian prisons, according to Radio Farda. The move followed an interview aired on BBC Persian during which Maziar Ebrahimi, a former [...]

By |August 23rd, 2019|Iran|

Iranian app bashed for refusing service to women

Iranian women ride their bicycles at Tehran's 'Mothers' Paradise' park, which is the Iranian capital's women-only public recreation area, on June 13 2008. (AP) August 23, 2019 Tehran-based bike-sharing company Bdood has come under fire after some customers noticed that women have been unable to register on the app. One user alerted others [...]

By |August 23rd, 2019|Iran, Woman|

Two lawmakers in Iran arrested in connection with auto industry corruption

Iran's President Rouhani checks a car during a ceremony marking the beginning of production of new Iran Khodro products, Dena+ and Peugeot, in Tehran, Iran, May 2, 2017. (REUTERS) August 23, 2019 Security forces in Iran have arrested two members of the Iranian Parliament (Majles) on charges of "disrupting the car market," a [...]

By |August 23rd, 2019|Iran|

Iran Guards hold wargames aimed at Kurdish insurgents in northwest

Damage to the Iranian Kurdistan Democratic Party headquarters in Koysinjaq after targeted by IRGC, September 12, 2018. (AFP) August 22, 2019 The Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps' (IRGC) Ground Force disclosed on Wednesday, August 21, that his men held a military drill in Buralan heights, near the city of Maku, West [...]

By |August 22nd, 2019|Iran, Minorities|