Iran’s crackdown on satirists

Iranian satirist and cultural activist Keyomars Marzban. (Social Media) October 17, 2019 The prison sentences of two Iranian satirists have been upheld, the latest in a crackdown on the media and against people who have taken part in public protests. Keyomars Marzban, 27, who has been in detention since September 2018, was handed down a [...]

By |October 17th, 2019|Iran|

Political prisoner Narges Mohammadi has been separated from her children for five years and counting

Narges Mohammadi is one of Iran's best-known journalists and was awarded the City of Paris medal earlier this year for her work as a defender of women's rights. (AFP) October 17, 2019 Imprisoned human rights advocate Narges Mohammadi has not been able to hold her two children since 2015, for nearly five years, her mother [...]

By |October 17th, 2019|Iran, Woman|

Iran sentences May Day demonstrator to jail, lashes

Nahid Khodajou, a member of the board of directors of Free Union of Iranian Workers. (IHRM) October 16, 2019 A court in Tehran has condemned Nahid Khodajou, a labor rights activist arrested during Labor Day demonstrations on May 1, to six years in jail and 74 lashes. The sentence was issued by notorious [...]

By |October 16th, 2019|Iran, Woman|

Hardliner politician in Iran off the hook after sexual accusations and a suspicious death

Iranian MP Salman Khodadadi (L), who has been accused of sexual misconduct and one of his alleged victims Zahra Navidpour. (RF) October 16, 2019 The Supreme Court of the Islamic Republic (SCI) has dismissed a lower court verdict against a conservative politician and former Islamic Revolution Guards Corps commander. Salman Khodadadi, 57, was [...]

By |October 16th, 2019|Iran, Woman|

Iran’s customs claims a 22 percent increase in exports, with a catch

Iranian customs checkpoint on a border crossing with Iraq in Kermanshah province. (Twitter) October 16, 2019 Iran’s customs chief has said that his country’s non-oil exports increased by 22 percent from March 21-September 21, compared with the same period last year, reaching 70 million metric tons. He also said that the total value [...]

By |October 16th, 2019|Iran|

Iran to start construction of a second nuclear reactor at Bushehr

Nuclear power plant near Bushehr, Iran. (AP) October 15, 2019 Iran will start the construction of a second unit at its nuclear reactor in Bushehr next month, the spokesman of its atomic energy organization announced on Tuesday, October 15. Iran’s only nuclear reactor was built by Russia and is not a controversial part [...]

By |October 15th, 2019|Iran|

Iran minister says more stadiums made ready to accept women fans

Iranian women cheer their World Cup soccer team at Tehran's Azadi stadium. (AFP) October 15, 2019 Iran’s minister of sports says that ten stadiums have been readied to accept female fans, after a 38-year ban was broken on October 10, when women were allowed to enter Tehran’s Azadi Stadium to watch a soccer [...]

By |October 15th, 2019|Iran, Woman|

Why Iran’s economy is collapsing

Iranians shop at an open market in the Islamic republic's capital Tehran, on April 24, 2019. (AFP) October 15, 2019 Iran’s economy is on the verge of a complete collapse due to a combination of US sanctions and the rampant corruption of regime officials. Gas condensate exports near zero According to the spokesperson of [...]

By |October 15th, 2019|Iran|

Iran must ratify anti-corruption bills to trade with the World

Hardliners in Iran staging a protest against international financial watchdog FATF demanding legal reforms. September 30, 2018. (IRNA) October 14, 2019 A pro-reform lawmaker in Iran says should the bills related to combating money laundering not ratified, almost the whole world would stop dealing with Iran. "Under U.S. sanctions imposed on Iran, the [...]

By |October 14th, 2019|Iran|

Iranian government tries to hijack victory for women in stadiums

Iranian women cheer ahead of the World Cup Qatar 2022 Group C qualification football match between Iran and Cambodia at the Azadi stadium in the capital Tehran on October 10, 2019. (AFP) October 14, 2019 Shortly after Iranian female football fans celebrated the first time they were allowed in a stadium on October [...]

By |October 14th, 2019|Iran, Woman|