Locals gather in central Iran to protest execution sentences of Iranian protesters

People protest against increased gas price, on a highway in Tehran, Iran November 16, 2019. (Reuters) July 30, 2020 A large number of locals and family members of five Iranian protesters who have been sentenced to death gathered yesterday in central Iran to prevent the executions. According to amateur videos published on social [...]

By |July 30th, 2020|Iran|

Iranian officials shirk responsibility as most provinces on emergency alert for Covid-19

Iran’s health ministry spokesman Kianoush Jahanpour on a visit to a makeshift hospital in Tehran. (ISNA) By Shahed Alavi July 29, 2020 For almost a week, the health ministry’s spokesperson Dr Sima Sadat Lari has claimed that 15 out of 31 Iranian provinces are classified as “red,” the highest Covid-19 alert level. But on July 26, [...]

By |July 29th, 2020|Iran|

Candidates get ready for next year’s presidential election in Iran

A supporter hands out pictures of Iranian cleric Ebrahim Raisi, a conservative presidential candidate, in Tehran, Iran, April 26, 2017. (AP) By Pejman Tahoori July 29, 2020 "If not a soldier of the regime, I consider myself an actor or a player on the regime bench who, if necessary, will one day go into the [...]

By |July 29th, 2020|Iran|

Ideology and profits drive hardliners in Iran to hold religious events amid pandemic

Religious congregations in Muharram have strong political and financial significance for the government and its hardliner supporters in Iran. (IRNA) July 29, 2020 As the coronavirus crisis in Iran shows no sign of abetting, the clerical rulers have to decide what to do with upcoming religious ceremonies that are highly important for the [...]

By |July 29th, 2020|Ideology, Iran|

Khamenei-controlled financial conglomerate in Iran nets $2.5 billion in profits

Parviz Fattah head of the Mostazafan Foundation speaking at a press conference after his appointment. (ISNA) July 29, 2020 Parviz Fattah, Head of Khamenei-controlled Mostazafan Foundation, on Monday said the conglomerate's revenues increased by 34 percent to reach 360 trillion rials (approximately $2.5 billion) in the Iranian calendar year ending 20 March, 2020. [...]

By |July 29th, 2020|Iran|

A newspaper in Iran is censured for interview defending people’s right to revolt

A pedestrian pauses to read the newspaper headlines outside a kiosk in Tehran, Iran, on May 9, 2018. (Bloomberg) July 29, 2020 Iran's Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance, which oversees censorship in the clergy-dominated country, has cnesured Etemad, a local pro-reform daily for an interview touching upon the sensitive issue of revolt [...]

By |July 29th, 2020|Iran|

Iran registers a record 235 coronavirus deaths in 24-hour period

A coronavirus victim in Iran before burial without a family funeral. April 28, 2020 (IRNA) July 28, 2020 Iran registered a record 235 deaths from the new coronavirus in the past 24 hours, according to official health ministry figures released on Tuesday. The Islamic Republic is the country hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic [...]

By |July 28th, 2020|Iran|

Continuous power outages in Iran while the regime exports electricity to neighboring countries

Frequent power outages in different cities of the country cause many problems for citizens. (Getty) July 28, 2020 Continuous power outages in Iran exacerbate livelihood and welfare problems and impose additional costs on people due to the burning of electrical appliances, while Iran’s regime is simultaneously exporting power to neighboring countries, whose money [...]

By |July 28th, 2020|Iran|

Explosion in Iran’s Kermanshah province, no casualties reported

Six fuel tanks were exploded that caused a major fire in the Dolatabad industrial town in Kermanshah province, July 28, 2020. (Social Media) July 28, 2020 An explosion has set a fuel tank on fire in Iran’s western province of Kermanshah on Tuesday, Iran’s Mizan news agency reported, in the latest in a [...]

By |July 28th, 2020|Iran|

Virus-hit Iran warns against holding gatherings for weddings and funerals

Commuters wearing masks against coronavirus on Tehran underground (Metro) on April 7, 2020. (IRNA) July 28, 2020 Tehran on Monday warned Iranians against holding wedding and funeral gatherings as the country’s novel coronavirus outbreak showed no signs of abating, claiming another 212 lives. “Despite repeated calls to not hold weddings and mourning ceremonies, [...]

By |July 28th, 2020|Iran|