Iran Parliament Speaker sues three journalists, lawmaker for ‘libel’

Mohammad Bagher Qalibaf greets members of the parliament after being elected as parliament speaker at the Iranian parliament in Tehran, May 28, 2020. (AFP) August 14, 2020 Three journalists and a lawmaker who have publicly discussed bribery allegations against the newly elected Parliament Speaker Mohammad-Baqer Qalibaf are being sued by the Iranian Parliament [...]

By |August 14th, 2020|Iran|

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s seven years of broken promises

A video projection is seen on the face of Iran's President Hassan Rouhani as he arrives for a news conference during the UN General Assembly in New York. Sept 20, 2017. (REUTERS) By Majid Rafizadeh August 14, 2020 This month marks seven years since Hassan Rouhani assumed the Iranian presidency. There was a lot [...]

By |August 14th, 2020|Iran|

Iranian musician rebuffing ban arrested for allegedly encouraging women to dance and sing

Jailed Iranian musician Mehdi Rajabian refuses to stop playing. (Fox News) By Hollie McKay August 14, 2020 A prominent Iranian music advocate and creator was detained by police officials and charged with allegedly aiding women to sing and dance, he told Fox News. Mehdi Rajabian, 30, said he was summoned by a police officer Tuesday morning and [...]

By |August 14th, 2020|Arts, Iran|

#Don’t_Execute: Viral campaign to stop Iran protester hangings

A man looks at photos of some of the people executed in Iran, during a rally outside the UN headquarters in New York on Sept. 20, 2016. (AP) August 14, 2020 A campaign on a rare scale uniting activists and personalities inside Iran and out is pressing Tehran not to execute men detained [...]

By |August 14th, 2020|Iran|

Coronavirus restrictions in Iranian capital extended again as total deaths tops 19,000

A commuter looks through a water-stained window wearing a mask and gloves to help guard against the Coronavirus, on a public bus in Tehran, Feb. 23, 2020. (AP) August 14, 2020 The Iranian capital of Tehran will remain on partial lockdown for an additional week, the city’s Coronavirus Combat Taskforce announced on Thursday, [...]

By |August 14th, 2020|Iran|

Tehran’s booming stock market showing signs of decline for second day

Iranian traders monitor the stock market at the stock exchange in the capital Tehran. (MEHR) August 13, 2020 The general index of the Tehran Stock Exchange (TSE) fell by nearly 25,000 points on Wednesday after a drop of 65,000 on Tuesday to reach 1.97 million. Domestic media says the drop was caused by [...]

By |August 13th, 2020|Iran|

Summary of repression and human rights violations in Iran – July 2020

In July 2020, at least 34 prisoners were executed. All the prisoners were men and all the executions took place in the prison. (Supplied) August 13, 2020 Human rights groups continue to report torture and execution in Iran’s prisons and the Tehran regime’s failure to adhere to basic human rights norms. Below is [...]

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Self-portraits of Iranian artist Behzad Shishegaran promote face masks during the pandemic

Behzad Shishegaran displayed a collection of his artworks on coronavirus in an online exhibition on the Instagram, Facebook, and Telegram accounts. (Social Media) August 13, 2020 Iranian painter and graphic designer Behzad Shishegaran has displayed a selection of his self-portraits wearing a face mask to encourage people to put on face masks during [...]

By |August 13th, 2020|Arts, Iran|

Jailed rights lawyer on hunger strike to protest keeping Iranian dissidents in coronavirus-infested prisons

A banner with a giant portrait of jailed Iranian lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh is seen on the headquarters of the French National Bar Council, demanding her release, in Paris, March 28, 2019. (Reuters) August 13, 2020 One of Iran’s most prominent jailed dissidents, human rights defenders and lawyers, Nasrin Sotoudeh, has begun a second [...]

By |August 13th, 2020|Iran, Woman|

Iran’s coronavirus death toll passes 19,000 as new cases spike

Disinfecting buses in Tabriz to counter the outbreak of coronavirus on Monday, February 24, 2020. (MEHR) August 13, 2020 Iran recorded 174 deaths from coronavirus and 2,625 new cases on Thursday to take its death toll to more than 19,000 and total cases to 336,324, the Health Ministry said. “In the past 24 [...]

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