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Iran dismisses UN fact-finding commission as ‘politically charged’

The secretary of Iran’s High Council for Human Rights and deputy head of the Iranian Judiciary has reiterated the country’s stance that it does not recognize the ‘so-called UN fact-finding committee’ formed last year following the riots and deadly protests in Iran.

Iran: UN human rights mechanisms ‘plaything’ for western governments

Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Nasser Kanaani has categorically dismissed a report released by a mission mandated by the United Nations over the 2022 death of the young Iranian woman Mahsa Amini and the unrest and deadly riots over the tragic incident across the country, lamenting that human rights mechanisms of the world body have turned into “a plaything” in the hands of certain western governments.

Iranian man convicted in connection with 2022 unrest and deadly riots, executed

An Iranian man, sentenced to death for involvement in the 2022 protests and deadly riots in Iran, was hanged to death on Tuesday after his stay of execution was repealed, Nour News website affiliated with Iran’s Supreme National Security Council reported.

Iranian rapper rearrested for “spreading falsehoods”

Iranian rapper Tomaj Salehi, recently released following a Supreme Court decision to re-examine his case within the Judiciary, was rearrested on charges of spreading falsehoods and causing public unrest.

Iranian actress Hanieh Tavassoli arrested

Prominent Iranian actress Hanieh Tavassoli was arrested on the anniversary of the protests and deadly riots across Iran, her sister announced on Saturday night.

Informed sources: Mahsa Amini’s father not arrested

Informed sources have rejected news circulated by some media outlets, including Kurdish ones, that Mahsa Amini’s father has been arrested.

“Iran intelligence operatives deal heavy blow to US-backed riot-organizing network”    

The intelligence agency of Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps and the Iranian Intelligence Ministry say they have dealt a heavy blow to a network involved in orchestration of rioting in the country.

Iranian prisoner sentenced to death dies in hospital, investigation underway

According to the Mizan news agency affiliated with Iran’s Judiciary, Javad Rouhi, a prisoner held under a legal warrant for involvement in last year’s unrest and deadly riots in Iran, passed away at a Hospital in the northern city of Nowshahr after being transferred due to a seizure.

Pres. Raisi: West pinned hopes on Iran riots, left negotiations

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi blamed the West for leaving the negotiating table with Iran in the hopes of pursuing its goals by supporting the riots and protests that spread across the country last year.

Iranian court issues final verdicts over murder of security guard Ajamian

An Iranian court has handed down prison sentences to the remaining defendants in the case of a security guard who was murdered during the riots and protests last year near the capital, Tehran.

US, some European states orchestrated 2022 riots: Iran president

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi has lashed out at Washington and some European countries for “orchestrating the riots” that broke out last year across Iran over the death of 22-year-old Iranian woman, Mahsa Amini.

Death sentence overturned for young Iranian involved in last year’s unrest

Iran’s Supreme Court has overturned the Gesaas (retribution) sentence for Mohammad Qobadlou, who was arrested during the wave of the anti-government protests and deadly riots in the country last year.

Iran rights chief denounces UN fact-finding mission as politically motivated

Secretary-General of Iran's High Council for Human Rights Kazem Gharibabadi has stressed that establishing an Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on Iran is an unreasonable politically motivated act.

Iranian rapper receives death sentence, later commuted to imprisonment: Report

Iranian rapper Toomaj Salehi, who was arrested for “provoking violence” during anti-government protests in Iran last year, received a primary death sentence, but the ruling was later commuted to imprisonment, a report says.

Iran’s top court revokes death sentences of young man arrested during 2022 unrest

The Iranian Supreme Court revokes the death sentences handed down to Javad Rouhi, who was arrested during the unrest last year and found guilty of three capital offenses.

More Iranian individuals, entities targeted by EU’s eighth package of sanctions

The European Union on Monday imposed fresh rounds of sanctions on Iranian officials and organizations over alleged human rights violations. The EU has so far imposed several packages of sanctions on hundreds of individuals and tens of entities over the purported gross human rights violations during the protests that sparked following the death of a young Iranian woman in September.

Iran executes three men found guilty of killing security forces during 2022 unrest

Iran executes three man found guilty of collaboration in an act of terror that claimed the lives of three security forces amid a wave of unrest in the central city of Isfahan last year.

Iranian president orders creation of committee to probe 2022 unrest

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi has tasked a committee with looking into the dimensions of last year’s unrest and deadly riots.

Report: Foreign national arrested in Iran’s Sistan and Baluchestan for instigating riots

Iranian authorities say they have arrested a foreigner in Sistan and Baluchestan Province for instigation of rioting.

Defendant’s death sentence revoked over Iran recent unrest

The lawyer for Sahand Mohammadzadeh, a detained protester in Iran's recent unrest and deadly riots says the country’s revolutionary court has issued a ruling on his case revoking his death sentence.

Iran Judiciary chief: 22k inmates related to recent unrest pardoned

Iran's Judiciary Chief Gholam-Hossein Mohseni Eje'i has confirmed that the number of detainees who have been pardoned under a general amnesty has reached 82,656 adding that 22,000 of them were related to the recent unrest in the country.

Iranian foreign minister calls out CNN’s “propaganda” on Iran

Iran’s Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian has slammed CNN’s "misinformation on Iran", including the news network’s reports on the recent unrest and deadly riots in the country, calling them “false and biased."

Top Iran commander: Enemies turned to hybrid war after numerous defeats

The commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Quds Force has said the enemies, frustrated with the failure of their plots against Iran, have resorted to extensive psychological operations as part of their hybrid war.

Raisi: Western sides walked away from negotiating table when unrest began in Iran

Iran’s President Ebrhaim Raisi says Western parties walked away from the JCPOA revival talks with Tehran and declared that they would pursue the issue with the Islamic Republic on the streets.

Iranian documentary filmmaker released from jail

An Iranian documentary filmmaker has been released from jail after being arrested for participation in the recent unrest and riots in the country.

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