Milk factory workers demand IRGC give back their lands

Iran- Milk factory workers demanding IRGC to return their lands. December 8, 2018. (Supplied) December 10, 2018 Workers of Pegah milk factory in Tehran gathered in front of the Iranian Judiciary's headquarters on Saturday to protest the seizure of their lands by the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), the foreign-based independent Iranian Labor [...]

By |December 10th, 2018|Iran|

Students tell Rouhani ‘thunder of military boots’ being heard across Iran

A student gathering in Iran protesting repression. (IRNA) December 10, 2018 In a letter to President Hassan Rouhani more than 500 student activists have condemned the expanding presence of security agencies and "the deepening atmosphere of repression" dominating universities in Iran. The students have also criticized what they say is "competition" between intelligence [...]

By |December 10th, 2018|Iran|

Iranian security arrests demographers – are they a threat or a prize?

Melbourne University academic Meimenat Hosseini-Chavoshi has reportedly been detained in Iran. (Supplied) December 10, 2018 Several Iranian and dual national demographers have been reportedly arrested during the past weeks, less than a year after Ian's security forces arrested dozens of environmentalists on charges of espionage and "corruption on earth". These are serious accusations [...]

By |December 10th, 2018|Iran|

Kurdish film director dies in car crash 2 days after release from Iranian jail

Kurdish filmmaker Rahim Zabihi was considered one of the prominent Kurdish cinematique professionals, directing tens of short films and winning local and international awards. (Twitter) December 10, 2018 Kurdish film director Rahim Zabihi and his brother Kaywan died following a tragic car accident after their vehicle caught fire in the Nizro district in [...]

By |December 10th, 2018|Iran|

Iran courts jail 30 men for economic crimes after public outcry

Iranian banknotes and foreign coins are displayed by a vendor on a side walk of the Ferdowsi Street in Tehran, Iran. (AP) December 10, 2018 Fast-track courts set up in Iran to fight economic crime have jailed 30 men for up to 20 years each, the judiciary said on Sunday, as the country [...]

By |December 10th, 2018|Iran|

Iran’s discriminatory laws against women: The early days

Iranian women by a poster of Ayatollah Khomeini. (Reuters) By Ehsan Mehrab December 8, 2018 Most discriminatory laws against Iranian women were passed in the early years following the 1979 Islamic Revolution. The new Islamic Republic authorities sought to replace laws they had inherited from the monarchy with new legislation that would reflect the [...]

By |December 8th, 2018|Iran|

The supreme leader comes first in Iran

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei waves to his supporters during his visit to Mashhad, 900 km (540 miles) east of Tehran, Iran, March 21, 2018. (AP) By Jamshid Barzegar December 8, 2018 On December 4, 2018, Iran's Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei asked the Majlis (Iran's parliament) to correct its recent bill on retirees [...]

By |December 8th, 2018|Iran|

Inflation in Iran is increasing at a slower rate

Iranian and US banknotes are on display at a currency exchange shop in downtown Tehran, Iran. (AP) By Saeed Ghasseminejad December 8, 2018 The latest data published by the Central Bank of Iran (CBI) show that Iran’s point-to-point inflation in November reached 39.9 percent, the highest level in the past five years. However, point-to-point [...]

By |December 8th, 2018|Iran, North America, USA|

Ansar Al-Furqan group claims attack against IRGC HQ in Iran

The gate of a police headquarters after a suicide car bombing in the southeastern Iranian port city of Chabahar on December 6. (AP) December 8, 2018 The Ansar Al-Furqan group, known for its opposition to the Iranian regime, claimed responsibility for the attack against the Iranian Revolutionary Guards headquarters in the southeastern port [...]

By |December 8th, 2018|Iran|

Iran conservatives bent on punishing outspoken MP

Iran - Mahmoud Sadeghi , outspoken MP. (Supplied) December 8, 2018 Iran’s influential Guardian Council (GC) has pressed charges against Tehran's outspoken MP, Mahmoud Sadeghi, who has accused the council of "financial corruption", GC's spokesman disclosed on Friday, December 6. Speaking to Tasnim, a news agency affiliated with the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps [...]

By |December 8th, 2018|Iran|