Rights groups say 214 protesters detained in Esfahan and 30 hospitalized

Iranians gather in the country's third largest city Isfahan to protest against the drying up of its lifeblood river, Nov 27, 2021. (AFP) November 29, 2021 Iranian human rights groups abroad have reported on Sunday that 214 protesters in Esfahan have been arrested and 30 others are in hospitals with eye injuries. Human [...]

By |November 29th, 2021|Iran|

Iraninan riot police deployed after 67 arrested in Isfahan

A file photo shows Iranian protest dried-up river in Isfahan, Nov 24, 2021. (FARS) November 27, 2021 Riot police were deployed in force Saturday in the Iranian city of Isfahan, a day after dozens were arrested in violent protests over the drying up of a lifeblood river. Security forces fired tear gas during [...]

By |November 27th, 2021|Iran|

Four decades of discrimination against Sunnis in Iran

We also have unwritten laws that deprive ethnic minorities, such as Kurds and others, from holding administrative and executive posts in the country. (INU) By Mehdi Nakhl Ahmadi November 27, 2021 During the four decades of the Islamic Republic's rule in Iran, religious, ethnic and religious minorities have faced various forms of discrimination. [...]

By |November 27th, 2021|Iran, Minorities|

Two years after Iran’s deadly crackdown on protests, victims’ families still fighting for justice

Iranian protesters gather around a fire during a demonstration against an increase in gasoline prices in the capital Tehran, on November 16, 2019. (AFP) November 27, 2021 For the past two years, Mahboobeh Ramezani has been grieving the loss of her son while calling for justice over his death at the hands of [...]

By |November 27th, 2021|Iran|

Iran’s Raisi asks for space satellite program to be beefed up

A satellite rocket at its launch site at an undisclosed location in Iran. (Iran’s Defence Ministry) November 27, 2021 Iran’s President Ebrahim Raisi visited a space exhibition in Tehran and asked officials to work on reaching the 36,000 km orbit around the earth in four years. Minister of Communications and Information technology, Issa [...]

By |November 27th, 2021|Iran|

Iran politician accuses officials of lies and bluffs during pandemic

Heshmatollah Falahatpisheh, the former Foreign Policy and National Security Committee chief in the Iranian Parliament. (Press TV) November 27, 2021 A prominent former lawmaker in Iran says officials and state-run media lied to the people about Covid-19, particularly in early 2020 when the pandemic began. Heshmatollah Falahatpisheh, a former Foreign Policy and National [...]

By |November 27th, 2021|Iran|

Protesters, police clash in central Iran after rally over water shortages

A file photo shows Iranian protest dried-up river in Isfahan, Nov 24, 2021. (FARS) November 26, 2021 Hundreds of protesters, some throwing rocks, clashed with police in Iran's central city of Isfahan on Friday, Iranian news agencies and social media posts said. Clashes happened after officers fired tear gas at demonstrators backing farmers [...]

By |November 26th, 2021|Iran|

Amnesty condemns jailing and torture of Iranian students

A general view of the Greater Tehran Prison. (Supplied) By Roghayeh Rezaei November 26, 2021 A year and a half ago Ali Younesi was arrested by plainclothes officers in the street. Agents then raided the home of Amir Hossein Moradi, his friend, arresting him as well. Amnesty International has now, in an open [...]

By |November 26th, 2021|Iran|

Housing crisis: Iran government’s project to expel the poor from metropolises

The average cost of buying of a residential property in Tehran meanwhile increased by 30.5 percent between September 2020 and September 2021. (Supplied) November 26, 2021 The Iranian government claims that they are administrating the country based on ‘Islamic Teachings.’ However, what is in practice being done is an economy based on government [...]

By |November 26th, 2021|Iran, Opinions On Iran|

Iran Basij chief pledges support to its social media cadres

Iranian authorities, including Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei refer to state-sponsored social-media activists as "cadets of the soft war.” (Supplied) November 26, 2021 The general commanding Iran’s paramilitary Basij, said Thursday that his social media cadres would be given equipment and technical support to boost their work. Brigadier General Gholamreza Soleimani was speaking to [...]

By |November 26th, 2021|Iran|