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A trans woman’s memory of harassment and humiliation in Iran

Iranian gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people are careful not to reveal faces when taking photos for fear of reprisal. all subject to horrific punishment inside Iran. (Twitter) January 11, 2021 "I have no roof over my head. I don’t know where I can go. I do not have a place to call home. I [...]

By |January 11th, 2021|Iran, Women|

Annual 2020 Iran protests report

Iranian students protest against Khamenei and the Revolutionary Guard at the Tehran University in Tehran, January 14, 2020. (EPA-EFE) January 11, 2021 There were 4,482 recorded Iran protests in 2020 with an average of 373 protests a month, according to sources affiliated with the Iranian Resistance.   Protests were held despite of the spread of the COVID-19 [...]

By |January 11th, 2021|Iran|

Don’t be fooled by Khamenei’s COVID-19 conspiracy theories

Iran's Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei wearing a mask in work meetings, June 27, 2020. (khamenei.ir) By Adena Nima January 9, 2021 The Supreme Leader of the Iranian regime banned the import of COVID-19 vaccines made by the US and UK in a televised speech today. “If the US and Pfizer can make vaccines, they should [...]

By |January 9th, 2021|Iran, Opinions On Iran|

Iran bans foreign companies from testing COVID-19 vaccines on Iranians

President Hassan Rouhani meeting with the Director-General of IAEA in Tehran, August 26, 2020. (AFP) January 9, 2021 Foreign companies will not be allowed to test COVID-19 vaccines on the Iranian people, President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday, a day after Iran's Supreme Leader banned vaccine imports from the United States and Britain. "Foreign companies [...]

By |January 9th, 2021|Iran|

Sunni leader warns Khamenei of ‘losing hope’

Molavi Abdolhamid, the prominent Sunni religious leader. (Supplied) January 9, 2021 In a letter to the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Republic, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the Sunni Friday Imam of Zahedan, Mawlana Abdul Hamid, his claiming that Sunni citizens in Iran are still considered "second-class citizens." The letter published on Tuesday, January 5, on the [...]

By |January 9th, 2021|Iran, Minorities|

Iran executes 30 in three weeks

A police officer standing in a stadium before a public execution in Fars province, on September 23, 2016. (Supplied) January 9, 2021 Iran has executed 30 prisoners in just under three weeks, according to a report by the Iranian Resistance. This list of executions includes at least two political prisoners and three Sunni prisoners, Hamid Rastbala, [...]

By |January 9th, 2021|Iran|

Iranian authorities close 1,620 illegal cryptocurrency mining farms

It has been reported that the Central Bank of Iran (CBI) has already issued regulations regarding the use of crypto-currency. (INU) January 8, 2021 Iranian authorities shut down 1,620 illegal cryptocurrency mining farms that collectively used 250 megawatts of electricity over the past 18 months, per a report by Financial Tribune. A spokesperson for the state-run power [...]

By |January 8th, 2021|Iran|

The day they killed my husband: Iranian Sunni cleric’s wife remembers

Minority Iranian Sunni Muslims gather at a prayer center in this photo published by state-affiliated news site Shafaqna as part of an Aug. 23, 2018, (Supplied) January 8, 2021 Speaking to Radio Farda, Aisha Mafakheri, the wife of Molla Mohammad Rabiei, the Friday Prayer Imam of Sunnis in Kermanshah province, remembers the details of her [...]

By |January 8th, 2021|Iran, Minorities|

Cut off petty thieves’ hands, Iranian MP suggests

The Islamic Consultative Assembly of the Islamic Republic of Iran. (majlis.ir) January 8, 2021 Referring to the increasing robbery cases in Iran, a member of the Islamic Consultative Assembly's presidium has called for issuing verdicts to amputate petty thieves' hands. "Sadly, we are nowadays witnessing an increase in the number of robberies in the community. [...]

By |January 8th, 2021|Iran|

What are the consequences of Iran’s higher rate of uranium enrichment?

IAEA inspectors at Iran's nuclear power plant in Natanz on January 20, 2014. (AFP) By Faramarz Davar  January 7, 2021 Iran has begun the process of enriching uranium with a purity of 20 percent under the supervision of International Atomic Energy Agency inspectors at the Fordow nuclear facility near Qom. Experts say that 20 percent [...]

By |January 7th, 2021|Iran, Opinions On Iran|