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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.

UN report reveals horrors of daily life for many in Iran

An Iranian woman walks past pictures of Iranian supreme leader Ali Khamenei (top L) and of late Iranian supreme leader Ruhollah Khomeini (top R), in Tehran on Oct 13, 2017. (AFP) By Ephrem Kossaify March 9, 2021 Women and girls in Iran continue to be treated “as second-class citizens,” according to a new [...]

By |March 9th, 2021|Iran, Minorities, Women|

With Internet shutdown, Iran seeks to limit protest outcry

A man holds a smartphone connected to a Wifi network without internet access at an office in Tehran, Nov 17, 2019. (AFP) March 9, 2021 After Iran last month imposed an Internet shutdown lasting several days in a southeastern region during a rare upsurge of unrest, activists say the government is now using [...]

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

Iran jails Jewish-Iranian for 10 years for living in Israel

A security guard stands at the gate of Evin Prison in Tehran, undated. (Fars) March 6, 2021 Xiyue Wang, a Princeton graduate student who was wrongfully imprisoned by Iran’s regime between 2016-2019, told The Jerusalem Post on Thursday he met an Iranian Jew in Tehran's Evin prison who was incarcerated for his stay in Israel. Wang [...]

By |March 6th, 2021|Israel, Minorities|

UN rights office calls on Iran to restore internet in disrupted areas

An Iranian man shows his phone while unable to load a social media page as internet service is reportedly disrupted, Tehran, Iran, 17 November 2019. (EPA-EFE) March 5, 2021 The UN rights office on Friday called on Iranian authorities to restore internet in areas where it was apparently disrupted after protesters took to [...]

By |March 5th, 2021|Iran, Minorities|

UN condemns up to 23 killings in Iran’s border area with Pakistan

Protests in Sistan and Baluchistan in southeast Iran, Feb 24, 2021. (Twitter) March 5, 2021 At least a dozen people and possibly up to 23 have been killed in Iran's Sistan-Baluchistan province where Revolutionary Guards and security forces have used lethal force against fuel couriers from ethnic minorities and protesters, the United Nations [...]

By |March 5th, 2021|Iran, Minorities|

Pakistan’s Baluchis protest Iranian treatment of Ethnic brethren after border shootings

Protests in the impoverished Sistan-Baluchestan province began in Saravan, Feb 24, 2021. (Supplied) March 4, 2021 Dozens of ethnic Baluch rights activists have staged a protest in Pakistan's port city of Karachi to condemn the killing of their ethnic brethren by Iranian border guards last month. The protest comes amid reports of violent [...]

By |March 4th, 2021|Minorities, Pakistan|

Iranian official report calls Yarsan religious minority a “security threat”

The report estimates that the Yarsan population is about 500,000 people who live mostly in western Iran. (Supplied) By Behnam Gholipour March 4, 2021 The death of Behnam Mahjoubi, who fell into a comma and died during his torture by Iranian authorities, has once again exposed the systematic harassment of Gonabadi dervishes by [...]

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

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|

Iran imprisons 8 Baha’is for alleged talks with BBC and VOA

A BBC sign is displayed outside Broadcasting House in London, Britain July 19, 2017. (REUTERS) March 2, 2021 Iran’s crackdown on the country’s persecuted Baha’i community continues unabated, with the incarceration of eight Baha’is for allegedly speaking to Western news organizations. The US government media outlet Voice of America on Thursday first reported on [...]

By |March 2nd, 2021|Europe, Minorities, North America, USA|