Thursday, February 2, 2023

Iran Protests

Iran President says riots, sanctions two sides of same coin

President Ebrahim Raisi has said Iran's enemies plotted the recent riots across the country out of outrage at the failure of their sanctions in impeding Tehran's progress in different fields.

US House urges Biden to sanction more Iranian individuals, organizations

The US House of Representatives has overwhelmingly approved a resolution praising anti-government protesters in Iran. Lawmakers have called for more sanctions against Iranian officials and entities over alleged “human right violations” following the recent unrest and deadly protests in the country.

Lawyer: Iranian rapper’s death sentence overturned

A lawyer for an Iranian rapper who was sentenced to death in connection with the recent unrest and deadly riots in Iran says the verdict has been overturned.

Iran leader says enemies made miscalculations in recent unrest

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei highlighted the enemies’ “miscalculations” during the recent unrest in the country. He has stated that they attempted in vain to rally the Iranians behind their plot to overthrow the government and disintegrate the Islamic Republic.

E3 summon Iran envoys over executions

Germany, France and Britain on Monday summoned Iran's ambassadors to Berlin, Paris and London in protest against the latest executions of anti-government protestors and what they call "Tehran's deadly crackdown on demonstrations."

Iranian Judiciary: Filmmaker Jafarirad died of aluminium phosphide poisoning

The head of the justice department of Iran’s Alborz Province has denied some rumors about the cause of the death of a documentary filmmaker arrested during the recent unrest and riots.

Leader: Enemies targeted Iran’s strengths during recent riots

Leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei says enemies wanted to undermine the country’s points of strength during the recent riots, especially by propaganda.

Iran IT minister confirms internet satellite active in country

Iran’s minister of communications and information technology has confirmed that satellite internet has been activated in Iran, but says the number of active devices in the country is now unclear.

Iran executes two people over gruesome murder of security guard

Iran has implemented the death sentences handed down to two individuals found guilty of murdering a member of the security personnel, Rouhollah Ajamian, during recent riots and protests near the capital, Tehran.

Iranian judiciary official demands probe into sex abuse allegations in prison 

The secretary of Iran’s human rights council has sent a letter to the country’s general prosecutor, calling for an investigation into allegations of rape and sexual assaults against some people detained during the recent unrest.

Former Iran President Ahmadinejad breaks silence on protests and deadly riots

Former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has ended his silence following over 100 days of protests and rioting in the country saying “spend the money you are using for suppression, to address the problems of the people.”

Official: Iranian security guard shot dead by thugs amid riots in central city

A member of Iran’s security personnel has been shot dead by armed thugs during sporadic unrest and riots in the central city of Semirom.

Iran’s Supreme Court accepts young man’s appeal against death penalty

Iran’s Supreme Court accepts a 25-year-old man’s appeal against the death sentence after he was found guilty of acting against national security and disrupting public order in the wake of the recent unrest and deadly riots in Iran, sending his case back for review.

Sister of Iranian doctor Qareh Hassanlou says death penalty verdict for his brother revoked

Fatemeh Qareh Hassanlou, the sister to Iranian doctor Hamid Qareh Hassanlou, who was arrested and given a death penalty over the recent protests in Iran, says her brother has been spared the sentence.

Judicial official: 12-year-old Iranian girl shot dead received bullet during police chase, case unrelated to riots

A prosecutor for Hormozgan Province in southern Iran says a 12-year-old girl who died recently of a bullet wound was inside a car that ignored a police warning to stop and was being chased by police.

President Raisi: Enemies sending messages to Iran for talks despite role in riots, unrest

President Ebrahim Raisi says the US and its Western allies are trying, on the surface, to show Iran as “weak” and “on the verge of destruction” in their propaganda, but at the same time, they have been asking the Islamic Republic for negotiations in messages delivered through various channels.

Iran Supreme Court upholds death sentence for man involved in deadly protests

Iran’s Supreme Court has upheld the death sentence handed down to a man convicted in connection with the recent unrest and deadly riots in the country.

Senior Iranian principlist figure lashes out at cleric for advising moderation at protestors’ cases

A renowned Iranian principlist has lashed out at a Muslim cleric and legal scholar for advising justices to practice scrupulousness and caution while issuing death sentences for rioters found guilty in protests in Iran.

Famous Iranian actress arrested for anti-government comments

Famous Iranian actress Taraneh Alidousti has been arrested over her recent comments about the execution of a young man involved in the recent protests and deadly riots in Iran.

Iranian daily: Internet shutdown must have parliament approval

Iran’s Etella’at Newspaper has criticized the decision to keep internet shut down in the country.

Iranian convict granted stay of execution 

An Iranian man who was previously sentenced to death by a court over the recent protests and deadly riots in Iran, has been granted a stay of execution.

Governor: Sept. 30 terror attacks left 35 dead in Iran’s Zahedan

An Iranian official revises the death toll from a spate of terrorist attacks that rocked the southeastern city of Zahedan in late September to 35, up from 19.

Unrest dealt heavy blow to Iran’s tourism sector: Hotel official

The head of the Iranian association of hotel owners says the recent wave of social unrest and riots promoted 85% percent of the foreign tourists planning to visit Iran, to cancel their reservations in recent weeks.

President Raisi: Iran to firmly pursue prosecution, punishment of rioters

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi says Tehran will seriously follow up on efforts to identify, prosecute and punish the rioters and those who assassinated security forces during the recent wave of unrest in the country.

Iran slams “Western meddling” in its domestic judicial laws

The Iranian Foreign Ministry has censured the Western states for their "interventionist positions" on the implementation of a death sentence handed down to a "rioter" following a trial, urging them to stop sheltering terror groups instead of issuing politically-motivated statements.

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