Iran: Scores injured as security forces use unlawful force to crush protests

15 January 2020, 13:18 UTC Verified video footage, photographs and testimonies from victims and eyewitnesses on the ground obtained by Amnesty International confirm that Iranian security forces used unlawful force against peaceful protesters who gathered across Iran following the authorities’ […]

Iran warns Europe as diplomat says officials ‘lied’ on crash

By NASSER KARMI, JON GAMBRELL and EMILY SCHMALL, Associated Press Provided by Associated Press In this photograph taken Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, protesters hold flowers as tear gas fired by police rises at a demonstration in front of Amir Kabir University […]

Yes, Iranians can protest against both US intervention and their government – Reza H Akbari

Anti-regime unrest doesn’t mean everyone has suddenly switched sides. US officials’ simplistic view of Iran is dangerous Some argue that today’s protests are the “real Iran” and represent the authentic face of the country.’ Photograph: Anadolu Agency/Anadolu Agency via Getty […]

Middle East – political uncertainty continues

12th January 2020 The assassination of the commander of the Islamic Revolution Guard Corps, Qasem Soleimani, has sparked a further round of uncertainty in the Middle East and brought the danger of increased conflict closer.  Jane Green assesses the current […]

UNESCO Responds to Trump’s Threat To Destroy Iran Cultural Site

Published 7 January 2020 In October 2017, the U.S. announced its withdrawal from UNESCO, claiming it needed to be reformed and was dominated by an alleged anti-Israeli trend. UNESCO’s director-general Audrey Azoulay recalled U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday that […]

 

Iran: World must strongly condemn use of lethal force against protesters as death toll rises to 143

25 November 2019, 17:01 UTC The international community must denounce the intentional lethal use of force by Iranian security forces that has resulted in the killings of at least 143 protesters since demonstrations broke out on 15 November, Amnesty International […]

Leaked Iran Cables: Key Findings From Secret Documents

Details from a trove of secret Iranian intelligence cables were published simultaneously by The Intercept and The New York Times on Monday. The leak exposed Iran’s vast influence in Iraq, detailing the painstaking efforts of Iranian spies to co-opt Iraqi […]

Independent rights experts sound alarm at Iran protest crackdown, internet blackout

UN Photo/Milton Grant A view of Tehran, Iran, 11 December 1997

22 November 2019 Human Rights Reports of killed and maimed demonstrators, and a continuing nationwide internet shutdown in Iran’s now week-long protests are of “grave concern”, and the Government and authorities must ensure rights of expression and opinion are protected, […]

ITUC condemns Iranian government’s lethal violence against protesters

The ITUC has condemned the brutal suppression of nationwide protests by the Iranian authorities, which has cost more than 250 lives. 21-11-2019 Credible reports indicate that some 3,700 people have been injured and several thousands arrested. Information has been difficult […]

CODIR PRESS RELEASE – Wednesday 20 November 2019 – Urgent Appeal for Solidarity

The Committee for the Defence of the Iranian People’s Rights (CODIR) has appealed to progressive and freedom-seeking people and their organisations globally to put pressure on the Iranian regime to halt the violence perpetrated during recent days against peaceful demonstrators […]

IRAN SHUTS DOWN INTERNET AMID PROTESTS, LEAVING COUNTRY ‘ISOLATED FROM THE WORLD’

Iran has implemented a near-total internet blackout amid nationwide protests against rising fuel prices. The shutdown began on Friday after demonstrations broke out in over 100 Iranian cities, with network connectivity currently below 4 per cent of normal levels. Internet watchdogs said the state-run […]

Iranian leaders declare victory over ‘enemies’ after deadly protests

Most Iranians remain cut off from internet for fourth day as rights groups condemn government for brutal crackdown Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and President Hassan Rouhani have declared victory over “enemies” in response to deadly protests across Iran that were ignited by […]

Iran: More than 100 protesters believed to be killed as top officials give green light to crush protests

19 November 2019, 16:05 UTC Verified video footage, eyewitness testimony from people on the ground and information gathered from human rights activists outside Iran reveal a harrowing pattern of unlawful killings by Iranian security forces, which have used excessive and […]

Protests erupt in Iran as petrol prices double

As widespread protests engulf Iran following a sudden increase in the price of petrol, and against the backdrop of the country’s unravelling economy, Jane Green assesses the situation for the people of Iran. The recent order by Iranian Supreme Leader, […]

Iran TV: Supreme leader backs government on gas price hikes

By JON GAMBRELL, Associated Press @Provided by The Associated Press In this picture released by the official website of the office of the Iranian supreme leader, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei talks to clerics in his Islamic thoughts class in Tehran, […]