Category: Features

Iran: Stop sentencing peaceful protesters to death, UN experts urge

Sixteen UN-appointed independent human rights experts encouraged Iranian authorities on Friday to stop indicting people with charges punishable by death for participating in peaceful demonstrations. “We urge Iranian authorities to stop using the death penalty as a tool to squash protests and reiterate […]

Executive Board Resolution on Solidarity with Women and Girls in Iran

published 10 November 2022 On September 16th, 2022, Mahsa Amini was detained by a “Guidance Patrol” in Iran for allegedly wearing a loose headscarf and thus violating Iranian dress laws.  She was beaten and subsequently died. Her death sparked a furious response […]

Senior Officer Warns Gulf Neighbors On Interfering In Iran As Unrest Continues

A senior Iranian military commander has warned Persian Gulf countries that they need to choose between “their media” and their security if they interfere in Iran’s affairs. Major General Yahya Rahim Safavi, special military adviser to Iran’s supreme leader, issued […]

Angry Iranians protest ‘Bloody Friday’ massacre

Paris (AFP) – Hundreds of angry men protested after Friday prayers in Iran’s Sistan-Baluchistan province, online videos showed, six weeks after rights groups say dozens were killed during a crackdown in the region. Security forces shot dead more than 90 people […]

Iran responding to Mahsa Amini protests with ‘overwhelming repression’

By Saeid Jafari  •  Updated: 11/11/2022 – 16:31 As Iran’s biggest anti-government protests in years continue, Euronews quizzed economist Daron Acemogulu on how regimes like Tehran cope with uprisings. Acemogulu said Iran had responded to the protests — sparked by the death of Mahsa Amini after the country’s morality police […]

Cleverly summons Iranian diplomat following ‘threats’ to journalists in UK

Police received ‘credible information’ about a threat to the lives of journalists Iran’s most senior diplomat in Britain was summoned to the Foreign Office after police received “credible information” about a threat to the lives of journalists in the UK, the Government said. Foreign […]

Iran’s most senior diplomat in Britain summoned by James Cleverly over ‘threats’ made to journalists

Iran‘s most senior diplomat in Britain has been summoned to the Foreign Office over alleged threats to the lives of journalists in the UK. Foreign Secretary James Cleverly said he had called in Iran’s charge d’affaires, Mehdi Hosseini Matin, to make […]

Iranian Protesters Deserve the Unwavering Support of the International Left

BY KHOSROW GOLSORKHI The international left should affirm Iranian protesters’ feminist and democratic message of “Women, Life, Freedom.” If we don’t, we risk ceding the public discourse to neoconservatives and liberal hawks who will use the protests for their own […]

Slavoj Žižek sends a message of solidarity to the Iranians’ woman, life & freedom movement.

Slavoj Žižek is a Slovenian philosopher, cultural theorist and public intellectual. He is international director of the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities at the University of London, visiting professor at New York University and a senior researcher at the University […]

Do you hear the people sing?

People seek solace in revolutionary songs time and again when they fight oppressive regimes. During their concert in Argentina on October 29, popular English band Coldplay invited the exiled Iranian actor Golshifteh Farahani on stage. Together, they performed the new […]