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Wounded Iranian protesters avoiding hospital for fear of arrest

Thousands of people have taken part in demonstrations since last week over water shortages in Khuzestan. (Supplied) By Maryam Dehkordi July 24, 2021 In the past week at least 350 people have been detained in seven Iranian cities during the mass protests sparked by the chronic water crisis in Khuzestan, according to a [...]

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

No beds in hospitals as Iran faces fifth coronavirus outbreak

Nurses treat a patient with coronavirus disease at a hospital in Tehran, Dec 16, 2020. (Reuters) By Pouyan Khoshhal July 23, 2021 On July 22, President Rouhani claimed his administration had fulfilled its promise to control the coronavirus pandemic, despite the fact that he knows better than any other Iranian official critical the situation [...]

By |July 24th, 2021|Iran|

Ahmadinejad accuses ‘ring’ in Iran intelligence of espionage

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei (left) sits above former president of Iran Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. (IRNA) July 24, 2021 Former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad accused a "corrupt ring" inside Iran's intelligence apparatus of maintaining "a systematic link" with foreign espionage agencies. "They have to brace for trials," Ahmadinejad, who served as head of state [...]

By |July 24th, 2021|Iran|

Iran protests: Grenade launchers and shotguns used on rotesters

Protesters in southwestern Khuzestan province, July 2021. (Iranian media) By Hannah Somerville July 23, 2021 Protests and public unrest over the water crisis in Khuzestan have now run for a full week. On Thursday night, demonstrations also took place in several other provinces including Lorestan, Bushehr and Isfahan. Numerous videos that emerged last night showed [...]

By |July 23rd, 2021|Iran|

Rise in Iran executions after elections, most executions in 2021 done secretly

Supporters of Ebrahim Raisi celebrate his presidential election victory in Tehran, Iran June 19, 2021. (Reuters) July 23, 2021 Iran Human Rights (IHR), a Norway-based non-profit with members inside and outside Iran, in its most recent report published Wednesday said that the number of executions in Iran has gone up sharply after the presidential [...]

By |July 23rd, 2021|Iran|

Theoretician says Iran presidents cannot have their own theory, they can carry out others’ views as executives

Mohammad-Reza Tajik, an Iranian political activist. (Supplied) July 23, 2021 Political activist Mohammad-Reza Tajik who is known as one of the theoreticians of reforms in Iran has questioned the validity of the concept of state in Iran in an interview with reformist newspaper Etemad on Sunday, July 18. The interview which is basically [...]

By |July 23rd, 2021|Iran, Opinions On Iran|

Iran using unlawful force in water protest crackdown: rights groups

Arabs in Ahvaz protesting water diversion project. Undated. (Asharq Al-Awsat) July 23, 2021 Iraan is using unlawful and excessive force in a crackdown against protests over water shortages in its oil-rich but arid southwestern Khuzestan province, international rights groups said on Friday. Amnesty International said it had confirmed the deaths of at least [...]

By |July 23rd, 2021|Iran, Minorities|

Iran’s Khamenei says water crisis protesters cannot be blamed

Iran's Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei wearing a mask in work meetings, June 27, 2020. (khamenei.ir) July 23, 2021 Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Friday that Iranians protesting over water shortages in the southwest cannot be blamed, and called on officials to deal with the water problem, Iran's state media reported. "The [...]

By |July 23rd, 2021|Iran|

One dead in ‘riot’ in western Iran: state TV

Riot police vehicles deployed at the entrance to the city of Susangerd on Sunday night, July 18, 2021, according to a photo taken by an activist. (Asharq Al-Awsat) July 23, 2021 One person was shot dead when rioting erupted in western Iran late Thursday in sympathy with the drought-hit province of Khuzestan which [...]

By |July 23rd, 2021|Iran, Minorities|

Protests in Iran’s Khuzestan continue, spread to neighboring Lorestan

Protests over water shortages in Ahwaz in Iran's Khuzestan Province, July 17, 2021. (Twitter) July 23, 2021 Protests sparked by a water crisis in Iran’s southwestern Khuzestan province continued for an eighth consecutive night on Thursday, spreading to the neighboring Lorestan province, videos posted on social media showed. The protests, which began on July [...]

By |July 23rd, 2021|Iran|