Protest in Tehran against ‘cruel treatment’ and killing of dogs

Animal rights activists protesting in front of Tehran Municipality. August 19, 2019. (Twitter) August 20, 2019 Animal rights defenders held a gathering outside Tehran’s municipality headquarters for a second day in a row on August 19 to protest the killing of stray dogs by city officials in Iran’s capital and suburbs. Photos published [...]

By |August 20th, 2019|Iran|

Who is in control in Tehran as rivalries and corruption lead to disillusionment

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei of Iran saying Eid Fitr prayers on 15 June 2018. (IRNA) August 20, 2019 Recent disclosure of major financial corruption cases in Iran appear to have caused colossal collateral damage to the hard core of the Islamic Republic while also ruining the political future of several key regime insiders. Top [...]

By |August 20th, 2019|Iran|

The CEO of a major automaker arrested in Iran

Chairman of PSA Peugeot Citroen Carlos Tavares (R) exchanges documents with CEO Iran Khodro, Hashem Yekkeh Zare'e on January 28, 2016 during a meeting with the French PM and the Iranian President Rouhani. (AFP) August 20, 2019 Days after accusations of large-scale corruption in Iran’s car industry, the CEO of Iran Khodro was [...]

By |August 20th, 2019|Iran|

500% increase in price of crops in Iran

A vegetable market in Tehran, Iran. (Iran) August 20, 2019 In the first three months of the current Iranian year, the price of potatoes and onions has increased by more than 500 percent compared to the same period last year. Statistics on the average price of crops and the cost of agricultural services [...]

By |August 20th, 2019|Iran|

Iran mobilizes forces on border with Kurdistan

Iranian Kurdish opposition fighters on the Iraqi side of the border with Iran. (AP) August 19, 2019 Gunmen from opposition Iranian Kurdish parties are increasing their activities on the Iranian border, prompting the army to boost its presence along the border with Kurdistan Region, according to residents of the Sidakan village, 90 kilometers [...]

By |August 19th, 2019|Iran, Minorities|

Lawmaker says Iran car manufacturers mired in corruption

A line of Peugeot cars rolls out at the state-run Iran Khodro automobile manufacturing plant, just outside Tehran, Iran, Sept. 9, 2018. (AP) August 19, 2019 Iran's car manufacturing industry is suffering from "widespread financial corruption," a member of Majles (parliament) has disclosed. "Widespread financial corruption has turned automakers in Iran into a [...]

By |August 19th, 2019|Iran|

In a notorious prison in Iran 200 women threaten hunger strike

Shahr Ray Prison called Qarchak, when hundreds of women are housed in what is reported to be "atrocious" conditions. (Social Media) August 19, 2019 Nearly 200 inmates in the women's block of the notorious Qarchak prison near the Iranian capital city, Tehran, said on Saturday, August 17, that they would reject the food [...]

By |August 19th, 2019|Iran, Woman|

Iran bloodbath exposed: Brutal ‘crimes against humanity’ laid bare in heartbreaking report

In the summer of 1988, some 30,000 political prisoners, were massacred in Iran. (Supplied) By Sam Stevenson August 19, 2019 Civil engineer and human rights activist Ehsan Qaraee’s parents were taken away from him when he was a child and his father later murdered. They were arrested by Iran’s hardline “mullahs” (Islamic clerics) shortly after [...]

By |August 19th, 2019|Iran|

Iran jails female football fans

Zahra Khoshnavaz, Lili Maleki, Hediyeh Marvesti, and Forough Alayi are among those who were arrested, and who were charged with trying to enter a stadium. (IranWire) August 19, 2019 On Monday, August 12, Revolutionary Guards’ intelligence agents arrested at least six “Freedom Women” — women who protest against the Islamic Republic’s mandatory hijab law or [...]

By |August 19th, 2019|Iran, Woman|

Satellite images suggest Iran satellite launch looms

Satellite image provided by DigitalGlobe shows a launch pad at the Imam Khomeini Space Center in Iran's Semnan province. (AP) August 19, 2019 Iran appears to be preparing another satellite launch after twice failing this year to put one in orbit, despite US accusations that the Islamic Republic’s program helps it develop ballistic [...]

By |August 19th, 2019|Iran|