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 warns security forces may act against petrol price rise protests

Interior minster says authorities will intervene if public properties are damaged in protests that have spread across country Iranian protesters gather around a burning motorcycle during a demonstration against increased gasoline prices in the central city of Isfahan. Photograph: -/AFP […]

People’s protests continue to challenge power

As mass protests continue to be a feature of life in Iran the threat of military intervention is in danger of neutralising their impact and playing into the hands of the regime.  Jane Green considers the issues. Massive popular protests […]

Iran – Tensions are being ratcheted up in the Middle East

The recent attacks upon the Aramco oil facilities in Saudi Arabia have seen a ramping up of tension between the West and Iran. JANE GREEN highlights the dangers of further escalation WHEN the US withdrew from the Iran nuclear deal […]

US Sanctions Are Designed to Kill

US sanctions are killing ordinary Iranians by the thousands. Through its control over the world banking system, America’s sanctioning power flouts international human rights law and poses a threat to the world. Donald Trump signs an executive order imposing sanctions […]

Iran: Prison and flogging sentences for seven journalists and activists ‘disgraceful injustice’

Responding to reports of a Revolutionary Court’s decision on 7 September to hand four journalists and three labour rights activists between six and 18 years in prison and, in one case, 74 lashes on bogus national security charges, Amnesty International’s […]

Iran: Shocking death of football fan who set herself on fire exposes impact of contempt for women’s rights

Responding to reports that a young woman who set herself on fire after being summoned to court to face charges after trying to enter a football stadium in Tehran has died from her injuries in hospital, Amnesty International’s Middle East […]

US Sanctions Are Designed to Kill

BY KEVIN CASHMAN CAVAN KHARRAZIAN US sanctions are killing ordinary Iranians by the thousands. Through its control over the world banking system, America’s sanctioning power flouts international human rights law and poses a threat to the world. Iranian foreign minister […]

CODIR says: Opposing the US war is a priority

Within the ruling elite of the Islamic Republic of Iran there are many competing factions and views on how to tackle the economic, social, cultural and political crisis in all levels of society.  The elites hold on power is fragile […]

Waiting for the Truth The Life and death of a left-wing newspaper editor in Iran

Thirty-one years after the massacre in Tehran’s Evin Prison, two sisters continue to want to know what really happened to their father in 1988. Today, 30 August, is marked globally as the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances.  […]

Iran: World turning blind eye to crisis of mass enforced disappearance

The Iranian authorities’ continued failure to disclose the fate and whereabouts of thousands of political dissidents who were forcibly disappeared and extrajudicially executed in secret during Iran’s 1988 prison massacres has sparked a crisis that for decades has been largely […]