Smaller conservative groups emerge in Iran with an eye on power

Parliament: Iranian MPs listen to the speech of Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, on Sunday, July 12, 2020. (Tasnim) January 22, 2022 Smaller conservative parties in Iran have become more active recently, in what could be a design to shape politics more to the liking of the Supreme Leader. Every week a new [...]

By |January 22nd, 2022|Iran|

Senior cleric in Iran calls for hatred against women with loose hijab

Ahmad Alamolhoda, Iranian Imam and an ultraconservative. (Supplied) January 22, 2022 Iranian hardliner cleric Ahmad Alamolhoda says women with loose-fitting hijab should not feel secure in public, urging people to express hatred towards them. During his Friday Prayer sermon, Alamolhoda – Ali Khamenei’s representative in Mashhad and father-in-law of Iran's President Ebrahim Raisi [...]

By |January 22nd, 2022|Iran, Women|

Boxing champion sentenced to death in Iran just for ‘protesting’ in chilling execution spree

Iranian Boxer Mohammad Javad has been sentenced to death. (Supplied) January 22, 2022 Mohammad Javad, 26, could be killed over his protests in November 2019 against his country's economic corruption. His sentence, reported by the Jerusalem Post, follows the execution of champion wrestler Navid Afkari, 27, who was hanged in Shiraz in September 2020. Afkari was [...]

By |January 22nd, 2022|Iran|

Iran faces natural gas shortages amid high winter consumption

Electricity generation in Iran needs around 220 million cubic meters of gas per day. (Tehran Times) January 22, 2022 With a cold spell gripping Iran this week, shortages of natural gas have become acute and power stations are burning more dirty fuels, feeding air pollution. Turkey’s announcement on Thursday that Tehran has cut gas [...]

By |January 22nd, 2022|Iran|

Iran using pandemic to ‘further geopolitical objectives, exert domestic control’: Report

Iran's President Ebrahim Raisi (C) during a visit to Imam Khomeini Hospital and Corona Vaccination Center in Tehran, Aug 10, 2021. (AFP) January 21, 2022 Despite being the “epicentre” of COVID-19 infections in the Middle East and North Africa, the Iranian regime “has repeatedly utilised the pandemic to further geopolitical objectives and exert [...]

By |January 21st, 2022|Iran|

Secretary-general of Iran’s Teachers’ Trade Association sent to jail

Iranian teachers are holding rallies demanding fair pay. (Twitter) January 21, 2022 Mohammad Taghi Fallahi, the secretary-general of the Iranian Teachers Trade Association in Tehran, has been taken to Evin Prison to serve a six-month prison sentence. Taghi Fallahi was arrested in February 2020 and held in Tehran’s Evin Prison for his participation in a [...]

By |January 21st, 2022|Iran|

Shareholders stage protest in Tehran, blame government for recent losses

After suffering losses in recent months amid Iran's crumbling economy, shareholders protested outside the parliament building in Tehran on Jan 20, 2022. (Twitter) January 21, 2022 A group of Iranian shareholders who have suffered losses in recent months have held a protest outside the parliament building in Tehran saying that government policies led [...]

By |January 21st, 2022|Iran|

Iranian financial journalist sentenced to nearly four years in prison

Amir-Abbas Azarmvand worked for the state-run financial newspaper SMT. (Twitter) January 21, 2022 A court in Tehran has sentenced financial reporter Amir-Abbas Azarmvand to three years and seven months in prison after convicting him of "spreading propaganda against the system." Azarmvand, who works for the state-run financial newspaper SMT, was also banned from leaving the [...]

By |January 21st, 2022|Iran|

A meeting of two former presidents sparks speculations in Iran

Iranian politicians, who are not at the helm of power any longer, and many commentators have been loudly warning that the country and the Islamic ruling regime are in a precarious situation. (Supplied) January 20, 2022 Two former Iranian presidents had a meeting with a former parliament speaker and the grandson of Ayatollah [...]

By |January 20th, 2022|Iran|

Iran firefighters protest living conditions on deadly blaze anniversary

Firefighters try to put out a fire in a blazing high-rise building in Tehran, Iran January 19, 2017. (Tasnim) January 19, 2022 Dozens of firefighters rallied in Tehran to protest their living conditions, local media reported on Wednesday, marking the fifth anniversary of a tower blaze that caused the death of many of [...]

By |January 19th, 2022|Iran|