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More than 177 Iran protests in August despite regime’s brutal crackdown

Protest at Tehran University, May 13, 2019. (Twitter) September 9, 2019 According to reports collected in the month of August by sources affiliated with the Iranian Resistance, there were more than 177 Iran protests in 57 cities, villages and industrial regions with an average of six protests per day. This is while the regime has stepped [...]

By |September 9th, 2019|Iran|

Former minister’s daughter arrested in Iran for alleged corruption

Shabnam Nematzadeh, daughter of former Minister of Industry. (Fars) September 9, 2019 Authorities in Iran have arrested the daughter of a former minister of industry, mines, and trade for cornering a part of the medicine market and accumulating assets through illegal channels, the state-run Iran Students News Agency (ISNA) reported on Sunday, September [...]

By |September 9th, 2019|Iran, Woman|

Iran is installing advanced centrifuges: IAEA

An Iranian flag flutters in front of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) headquarters in Vienna, Austria. (Reuters) September 9, 2019 Iran is installing advanced centrifuges, the UN's International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said on Monday, with its head calling on Iran to “respond promptly” to the agency’s questions regarding Tehran’s nuclear program. [...]

By |September 9th, 2019|Iran|

Iran has thousands of pro-regime social media accounts

The Iranian Basij has deployed around half a million pro-regime user accounts online. (Shutterstock) September 9, 2019 Iran has created thousands of pro-regime user accounts on the Internet, said the commander of the Basij Gholamreza Soleimani on Saturday, the official Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) reported. “The presence of revolutionary forces in cyberspace [...]

By |September 9th, 2019|Iran|

Father of executed Iranian nuclear scientist dies in what could be a suicide

Iranian scientist Shahram Amiri, surrounded by Iranian officials, flashes the victory sign as he arrives at the Imam Khomeini airport in Tehran .July 15, 2010. (Fars) September 9, 2019 The father of a controversial Iranian nuclear scientist, who was executed three years ago has passed away, allegedly committing suicide as a result of [...]

By |September 9th, 2019|Iran|

110 years in prison for 7 labor activists in Iran

Haft-Tappeh workers protesting in Shush, November 19, 2018. (Supplied) By Javad Motevali September 9, 2019 As the Iranian people continue to suffer in an economic climate crippled by US sanctions and rampant inflation, the leaders of the Islamic Republic have stepped up their crackdown on citizens — not only targeting dissidents and critics, but also [...]

By |September 9th, 2019|Iran|

Iran releases notorious former prosecutor jailed for prisoner deaths

Tehran's former chief prosecutor Saeed Mortazavi. (AFP) September 7, 2019 Etemad Online, the website of reformist daily Etemad in Iran, reported on Saturday, September 7 that Tehran's notorious former prosecutor Saeed Mortazavi has been released from Jail after serving two thirds of his two-year jail sentence. Mortazavi was jailed based on complains made by [...]

By |September 7th, 2019|Iran|

Football stars in Iran voice support for female fan who set fire to herself

Iranian football fans in Iran watching Iran Spain game via screen. (MEHR) September 7, 2019 Two Iranian soccer superstars have sympathized with a young female football fan who set herself on fire on September 1, after being sentenced to jail for trying to enter a stadium and watch a men's soccer match. Women [...]

By |September 7th, 2019|Iran, Woman|

Nine Iranian lawyers call for unseating Khamenei, describe his leadership as ‘illegal’

Nine Iranian lawyers from Iran and abroad have joined other activists calling for Ayatollah Khamenei to step down. (Supplied) September 7, 2019 Nine Iranian lawyers residing in Iran and abroad have called for unseating Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and demanded a referendum to return the control of the country to the [...]

By |September 7th, 2019|Iran|

A young cleric exposing corruption in Iran disappears along with his brothers

Mehdi Sadrosadati, a young cleric and seminarian has disappeared according to social media reports. (Social Media) September 7, 2019 A young cleric in Iran, who is well-known as an anti-corruption whistle blower has mysteriously disappeared in the city of Qom, 126 kilometers (78 miles) south of Tehran. The mid-ranking clergyman, Mehdi Sadrosadati disappeared [...]

By |September 7th, 2019|Iran|