Archive for November, 2022

Iran: 40 people killed in protests over past week – OHCHR

Unsplash/Artin Bakhan Protesters gather in Stockholm, Sweden, after the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini in the custody of Iran's morality police.

22 November 2022 More than 40 people have been killed in Iran during the past week, including two teenagers, the UN human rights office, OHCHR, said on Tuesday.  The development came amid ongoing nationwide protests sparked by the death in custody of […]

Iran: Nine weeks and counting… The people’s righteous struggle continues!

by Liberation|Published November 21, 2022 by Payam Solhtalab The popular uprising of the Iranian people for their most basic rights and social justice goes on! It will have escaped the attention of few readers and international observers that Iran has, over the […]

Iran: Thousands held for peacefully protesting must be released

15 November 2022 The UN human rights office, OHCHR, called on Tuesday for the immediate release of thousands of Iranian citizens who have been detained after peacefully demonstrating against the Government following the death of Mahsa Amini for breaking strict hijab rules […]

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 […]