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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.

Kidnapped dissident Habib Chaab indicted in Iran

Undated photo of former ASMLA leader Habib Chaab. (Twitter) November 10, 2021 A spokesperson for the Iranian judiciary has said Habib Asyud, better known as Habib Chaab, the founder and former leader of the Al-Ahvaz Liberation Arab Movement, has been indicted and his case has been referred to the Revolutionary Court. Zabihollah Khodaeian [...]

By |November 10th, 2021|Iran, Minorities|

Iranian Kurds allege secret detentions centers torture inmates

The report said the IRGC intelligence in West Azerbaijan province had the capacity to detain several hundred. (Supplied) November 2, 2021 A Kurdish NGO has described widespread torture carried out in Revolutionary Guards and intelligence ministry secret detention centers in Kurdish areas of Iran. In its report last week based on interviews with former [...]

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

Shooting of civilians in Khuzestan raised at the UN

Protesters in southwestern Khuzestan province, July 2021. (Iranian media) By Faramarz Davar November 1, 2021 The Islamic Republic of Iran's use of deadly force against its citizens at protest rallies this summer has been raised with the United Nations for the first time. Officials in the Islamic Republic have called the accusation “tawdry” [...]

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

Iranian Kolbar shot dead after open threat from border police chief

The Iranian regime still calls kolbars “smugglers” and border guards regularly shoot at these impoverished citizens. (Supplied) By Hawari Yousefi October 19, 2021 A kolbar from the city of Sardasht in West Azerbaijan was shot dead by Iranian border police on Thursday, October 14. Jian Alipour’s family and relatives, many of whom live abroad due to pressure [...]

By |October 19th, 2021|Iran, Minorities|

Kurdish party in Iran claims killing of Iranian intelligence operative

Members of the Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan (PDKI) gather during a funeral of victims who were killed in a bomb attack at the offices of the PDKI in Koy Sanjak, east of Erbil, Iraq, Dec 21, 2016. (REUTERS) October 8, 2021 A Kurdish political party in Iran said Tuesday that its operatives [...]

By |October 8th, 2021|Iran, Minorities|

Khamenei adviser joins warnings to Iraqi Kurds over ‘terrorist groups’

Major General Yahya Rahim Safavi. (Mehr) October 7, 2021 The military adviser to Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei warned Wednesday that Iran would not accept “any bordering country” hosting "anti-Iran terrorist groups." “We warn that we will deal with counter-revolutionary groups anywhere on the borders around our country, where governments host them and provide [...]

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

IRGC journal: Blame earthquakes, ethnic tension and Western clothes for Khuzestan unrest

People went out on the streets of Khuzestan to protest against water shortages and power cuts, despite the 50-degree heat. (Supplied) By Behnam Gholipour October 2, 2021 In mid-July 2021, mass protests over the water crisis in Khuzestan broke out in cities across the province and spread to other parts of Iran. Over the course of about [...]

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

As the new university year begins in Iran, Baha’is again face bans

16 Baha'i students have been denied the right to university education under the pretext of being disqualified. (Supplied) By Kian Sabeti October 1, 2021 It’s an annual occasion, a clear reminder of the cruel, targeted discrimination embedded in Iran’s education system. Each year, as Iranian students receive the results of their higher education entrance [...]

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

Religious minorities in Iran’s prisons: “You don’t know what they do to us”

Over the last 10 days, Fashafuyeh Prison on the outskirts of Tehran has been the scene of fights between gangs of violent criminals. (Supplied) By Maryam Dehkordi September 29, 2021 "The situation of political and ideological prisoners in Iran is appalling. This isn’t kept secret from anyone. But if you are a religious [...]

By |September 29th, 2021|Iran, Minorities|

More arrests of Iranian Baha’is as regime ‘targets young families’

Baha'i citizen Sheida Taeed has been arrested in Mazandaran province for the third time. (IranWire) September 28, 2021 Multiple arrests of members of the Baha’i community took place in Iran over the past week. In Shiraz, Hayedeh Forootan and her son Mehran Mosalanejad were detained last Thursday by the security forces. According to Human Rights Activists News [...]

By |September 28th, 2021|Iran, Minorities|