Group litigants: Solitary confinement in Iran is a form of torture

Solitary confinement in Iran is usually imposed on a prisoner during the interrogation phase. (AFP) By Aida Ghajar March 4, 2021 On March 1, 2021, a group of Iranian journalists and civil rights activists gathered at the Electronic Judicial Services office in West Tehran and filed a complaint against the interrogators and officers who had [...]

By |March 4th, 2021|Iran|

Young political prisoner’s life hangs in the balance in Tehran

A general view of the Greater Tehran Prison. (Supplied) By Milad Pourisa March 3, 2021 News of the attempted suicide of Siamak Moghimi, a political prisoner being held in Greater Tehran Penitentiary (Fashafuyeh), has come to light in the past 48 hours. The 25-year-old had tried to end his own life at least six times before being incarcerated [...]

By |March 3rd, 2021|Iran|

Sunni militants attack Iran Revolutionary Guards vehicle

Members of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard are seen in Tehran, June 7, 2017. (VOA) March 2, 2021 Sunni Baluchi militants attacked a vehicle belonging to Iran’s Revolutionary Guards on Tuesday in the southeast of the country, which has been hit by unrest in the past week, the state broadcaster IRIB reported. It quoted [...]

By |March 2nd, 2021|Iran, Minorities|

Iran executes four ethnic Arabs for alleged armed attacks

Tehran Prosecutor General Saeed Mortazavi (2nd L) attends an execution by hanging in Tehran on August 2, 2007. (Reuters) March 2, 2021 Iran executed four ethnic Arabs on Monday for allegedly carrying out armed attacks, a rights group reported. The Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), a news site run by a collective [...]

By |March 2nd, 2021|Iran, Minorities|

New Iranian report hypes up security “threats” to justify repression

A slogan on an electricity box in Tehran says “Intranet is silencer of massacre”, referring to shutdown of the internet in Iran for one week during protests, Nov 23, 2019. (Twitter) By Behnam Gholipour March 2, 2021 The scope and variety of threats against the Islamic Republic of Iran are growing exponentially – [...]

By |March 2nd, 2021|Ideology, Iran|

Social media fight spreads in Iran as women seek to regain international travel rights

Samira Zargari is not the first married athlete whose husband prevented her from leaving Iran. (Twitter) By Jon Haworth March 1, 2021 Iran's Alpine ski coach, Samira Zargari, couldn't join her team for the world championships in Italy last week. The reason? Her husband barred her from leaving the country. The reaction on [...]

By |March 1st, 2021|Iran, Women|

Iran’s oil exports drop in February – consultant SVB

An oil facility on Iran's Kharg Island. (AFP) March 1, 2021 Iran’s crude oil exports dropped by about 238,000 barrels per day in February, according to an assessment by consultant SVB International provided to Reuters. The estimate is the second to suggest a rise in Iranian shipments ran out of steam last month. [...]

By |March 1st, 2021|Iran|

Iranian MPs visit restive province to investigate protests

Protests in Sistan and Baluchistan in southeast Iran, Feb 24, 2021. (Twitter) March 1, 2021 Iranian lawmakers on Monday visited an impoverished southeastern province that has been roiled by recent unrest, state-run media reported, the government’s most visible step yet to address rising popular resentment in the region. Five members of parliament, including [...]

By |March 1st, 2021|Iran, Minorities|

The Iranian government allowed border residents to sell oil. What went wrong?

450 million liters of gasoline would be sold to Iran's neighboring countries per year. (AP) By Ehsan Mehrabi March 1, 2021 Last week’s demonstrations began in Saravan city, where two years ago protesters had also set fire to the Jalegh County governor’s office. That year, however, the unrest did not escalate any further. The Razzagh [...]

By |March 1st, 2021|Iran, Minorities|

Internet disruption reported in southeast Iran amid unrest

Videos have surfaced showing a police vehicle set on fire in Saravan, in Sistan and Baluchistan province, Feb 23, 2021. (Social Media) February 27, 2021 Iran’s impoverished southeast experienced wide disruptions of internet service over the past week, internet experts said Saturday, as unrest gripped the remote province after fatal border shootings. Several [...]

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