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This section is updated with news, updates, and articles that explore the Status of Minorities in Iran. Their life in Theocratic Iran has not been an easy ride.

This section has been set up separately to assist researchers and people who are interested in minorities as a page for direct access to such important topic.

Amnesty urges accountability for 72 suspicious deaths in Iran prisons

Guards drag an emaciated prisoner, at Evin prison in Tehran, Iran. (AP) September 16, 2021 Amnesty International published a list of 72 individuals Wednesday whose deaths in custody since January 2010 it said Iran had not adequately explained despite reports that they resulted from torture and ill treatment, including firearms and tear gas. “In 46 [...]

By |September 16th, 2021|Iran, Minorities|

Iran’s intelligence accused of killing Kurdish political activist

A frame grab taken from video shows a guard beating a prisoner at Evin prison in Tehran, Iran. (AP) September 15, 2021 Human rights groups and the family of Kurdish political activist Yasser Mangouri said he has died after being summoned by members of Iran’s Intelligence Ministry. Mangouri’s arrest occurred on July 17, but [...]

By |September 15th, 2021|Iran, Minorities|

Iranian security official tells Iraq to expel Iranian Kurdish groups

A militiaman of the Kurdistan Freedom Party looks over the sandbags at a section of the frontline near the Iraqi city of Kirkuk, Sept. 5, 2016. (AP) September 15, 2021 An Iranian security official pressed Iraq's head of government on Sunday to expel Kurdish Iranian dissident groups. Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security [...]

By |September 15th, 2021|Iraq, Minorities|

Iran Guards continue shelling rebel Kurdish bases in Iraq

An Iranian Kurdish member of the (KDPI) sprays red paint on holes in a wall made by shrapnel from a rocket attack by IRGC, days earlier at the party's headquarters in Koysinjaq, northern Iraq, Sept. 12, 2018. (AFP) September 14, 2021 Iran’s Revolutionary Guard’s artillery for the fifth consecutive day has shelled northern [...]

By |September 14th, 2021|Iraq, Minorities|

Iran’s Guards target Kurdish rebels in Iraqi Kurdistan

Damage to the Iranian Kurdistan Democratic Party headquarters in Koysinjaq after targeted by IRGC, September 12, 2018. (AFP) September 9, 2021 Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards on Thursday used artillery and drones to strike Kurdish militants based in neighbouring Iraq’s northern Kurdistan region, the Iranian state broadcaster IRIB reported. “In this operation, the headquarters [...]

By |September 9th, 2021|Iraq, Minorities|

Iran’s Guards warn of response to Kurdish rebels based in Iraq

At least 17 people were killed in an attack by IRGC that targeted Iranian Kurdish separatists, September 12, 2018. (EPA) September 7, 2021 The commander of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard’s ground forces has warned Iraq and the autonomous Iraqi Kurdistan not to allow anti-Islamic Republic armed groups to keep a presence on the Iraqi [...]

By |September 7th, 2021|Iraq, Minorities|

Kolbar shot dead by IRGC in the mountains of West Azerbaijan

The Iranian regime still calls kolbars “smugglers” and border guards regularly shoot at these impoverished citizen. (Supplied) September 6, 2021 A recent spate of killings of kolbars in western provinces of Iran has continued. This week yet another man earning a living by transporting goods across the Iran-Iraq border was shot dead by the Revolutionary [...]

By |September 6th, 2021|Iran, Minorities|

Iran Guards fire on fuel smugglers in poor southeastern region

Protests in Sistan and Baluchistan in southeast Iran, following the killing of at least ten people by IRGC, Feb 24, 2021. (Twitter) September 4, 2021 Reports from southeastern Iran say that the Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) on Friday opened fire on people carrying fuel to sell in Pakistan and set fire to the containers [...]

By |September 4th, 2021|Iran, Minorities|

UN experts urge Iran to halt imminent execution of Kurdish prisoner

Iran’s many ethnic and linguistic minorities are regularly subject to human rights abuses, including executions and torture. (IRNA) September 4, 2021 UN human rights experts have urged Iranian authorities to immediately halt the imminent execution of an Iranian-Kurdish prisoner whom they say was subject to enforced disappearance and pre-trial torture. “The Iranian authorities [...]

By |September 4th, 2021|Iran, Minorities|

Iranian man ‘lashed to death’ over alcohol possession

A public lashing on a convict is carried out in Iran. (Reuters) September 3, 2021 An Iranian man died after he was submitted to a lashing penalty inside a jail in Iran's Turkish-majority eastern Azerbaijan province. The inmate, identified as Hadi Atazadeh, had been handed an unspecified prison sentence and lashes after being charged [...]

By |September 3rd, 2021|Iran, Minorities|