Women in Mashhad barred from using public bicycles

Iranian women ride their bicycles at Tehran's 'Mothers' Paradise' park, which is the Iranian capital's women-only public recreation area, on June 13 2008. July 27, 2021 Iranians based in the city of Mashhad report that women and girls are now being blocked from using public bicycles. The city in northeast Iran is home to [...]

By |July 27th, 2021|Iran, Women|

Amid Iran unrest, media warn of unprecedented inflation to come

Protests over water shortages in Ahwaz in Iran's Khuzestan Province, July 17, 2021. (Twitter) July 27, 2021 Online media outlets in Tehran including the proreform news website Fararu and conservative website Tabnak warned in recent days that Iran's next government is likely to face unprecedented inflation, even higher than the current official 44 [...]

By |July 27th, 2021|Iran|

Social media reports protests in Kermanshah, Esfahan, Karaj, Ahvaz

Protesters took the streets in Tabriz, to express support for protesters in Khuzestan on July 24, 2021. (Social Media) July 27, 2021 Water and anti-government protests continued in the cities of Esfahan, Kermanshah, Karaj and Ahvaz Monday evening. There were protests in Tehran Monday morning and in Tabriz, northwest Iran, Saturday. Protests began on July [...]

By |July 27th, 2021|Iran|

Iran’s daily COVID-19 infections top 30,000 in new record

Iranians wear face masks to protect themselves from the coronavirus as they walk along a street in the capital Tehran, on July 3, 2021. (Getty) July 27, 2021 Iran on Monday broke another single-day COVID-19 caseload with more than 30,000 infections for the first time since the pandemic broke out in the country [...]

By |July 27th, 2021|Iran|

Videos show march in Iranian capital amid water protests

Arabs in Ahvaz protesting water diversion project. Undated. (Twitter) July 26, 2021 Dozens of Iranians marched down a major street in Tehran on Monday, online videos show, amid ongoing protests over water shortages in southwestern Iran. The demonstrators are seen in the videos marching down Jomhuri Islami Avenue — or “Islamic Republic Avenue” [...]

By |July 26th, 2021|Iran|

Iran to re-examine cases of prisoners jailed in 2019 fuel protests

People arrested in November protests in Iran go through the painful process of forced confessions and repentance. (Fars) July 26, 2021 Iran’s judiciary wants to re-examine the cases of protesters that were imprisoned for taking part in widespread demonstrations against a fuel-price hike in November 2019, the semi-official Iranian Students’ News Agency reported. [...]

By |July 26th, 2021|Iran|

Tehran seeks to calm protests by opening dams in Ahwaz

Protesters in southwestern Khuzestan province, July 2021. (Iranian media) July 26, 2021 Outgoing Iranian President Hassan Rouhani blamed rising temperatures and lower rain levels for the water shortage crisis but promised to open dams to provide potable water. He made his remarks on the eve of the tenth day of water shortage protests [...]

By |July 26th, 2021|Iran|

Demonstrators in Iran’s Tabriz show support for protests in Khuzestan

Protesters took the streets in Tabriz, to express support for protesters in Khuzestan on July 24, 2021. (Social Media) July 26, 2021 Ten days after protests broke out in Iran’s southwestern Khuzestan Province, people in Tabriz, in northwest gathered on Saturday to support the protesters. Videos published on social media show demonstrators in [...]

By |July 26th, 2021|Iran|

Iran protests continue amid internet shutdown, power cuts and arrests

Protesters burned tires and chanted anti-government slogans in these areas as well as in the cities of Mahshahr, Sousangard and Shadegan. (Iran International) July 24, 2021 Protests continued in four cities in Iran's southwestern Khuzestan Province for a ninth night amid extensive Internet blackout, power cuts and the overwhelming presence of security forces, [...]

By |July 24th, 2021|Iran, Minorities|

UN tells Iran to stop crackdown

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet. (EPA-EFE) July 24, 2021 UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet told Iran on Friday to address with the chronic water shortage in Khuzestan province rather than use excessive force to crush protests. Bachelet warned that the "catastrophic" situation had been building up for many years and [...]

By |July 24th, 2021|Iran, Minorities|