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News and updates about Iranian protests

After reformist elected:

Iranian lawyer who criticized government arrested

Outspoken Iranian lawyer Mohsen Borhani, who has publicly criticized the government's handling of 2022 protests over the death of Mahsa Amini, arrested.

Iranian lawyer who criticized government arrested

UN mission:

'Mahsa Amini's death was unlawful'

Fact-finding mission mandated by the UN says the death of Mahsa Amini while in the custody of Iran's morality police was unlawful and caused by violence.

'Mahsa Amini's death was unlawful'

America must stand with the People of Iran

The Mullahs are highly vulnerable. Let us concentrate efforts on bringing down this foreign Islamofascist enemy of Iran's people. Op-ed..

America must stand with the People of Iran

Iran to toughen penalties for women who breach dress code

New bill stipulates that Iranian women who flout the strict Islamic dress code would face up to 10 years in prison.

Iran to toughen penalties for women who breach dress code

US, UK sanction Iran ahead of anniversary of Mahsa Amini's death

US and Britain imposes sanctions on Iran ahead of the one-year anniversary of woman whose death sparked mass protests.

US, UK sanction Iran ahead of anniversary of Mahsa Amini's death

Iran:

Uncle of Mahsa Amini arrested ahead of anniversary of her death

The uncle's arrest comes as activists accuse the Iranian government of crackdown ahead of the anniversary of the death of Amini.

Uncle of Mahsa Amini arrested ahead of anniversary of her death

Iran sentences two female journalists to jail

Two female Iranian journalists to spend around a month behind bars after being convicted of "conspiracy" and "collusion".

Iran sentences two female journalists to jail

Iran:

Pop singer arrested for encouraging veil removal

Iranian police arrest pop singer Mehdi Yarrahi for releasing a song against women's compulsory wearing of the veil.

Pop singer arrested for encouraging veil removal

Iran:

8 sent to prison for aiding in execution of volunteer

Iran sentences seven men and a woman to prison for allegedly aiding two men in killing paramilitary volunteer during protests.

8 sent to prison for aiding in execution of volunteer

Two days after being released:

Journalist who interviewed Amini's father re-arrested

Iranian authorities re-arrest journalist who interviewed the father of Mahsa Amini, whose death sparked months of protests.

Journalist who interviewed Amini's father re-arrested

Iran:

Journalist who interviewed Amini's father freed from jail

Iranian journalist who was jailed after interviewing father of woman whose death sparked protests says she has been released.

Journalist who interviewed Amini's father freed from jail

Iran:

Over 90 reporters questioned or arrested since protests began

Mass demonstrations erupted in September 2022 following the death of Mahsa Amini while in police custody.

Over 90 reporters questioned or arrested since protests began

Iran:

Jailed woman sews lips together as part of protest

Kurdish woman jailed in Iran sews her lips together at start of hunger strike to protest not being allowed leave from jail.

Jailed woman sews lips together as part of protest

IRGC commander:

'Enemies of Iran are planning sedition'

Commander of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard blames Iran's enemies for anti-government protests, says Iran’s enemies are planning “sedition”.

'Enemies of Iran are planning sedition'

Amnesty International:

'Iran doubling down on hijab crackdown'

Amnesty International says Iranian authorities have in recent months launched intensified crackdown against women who violated dress rules.

'Iran doubling down on hijab crackdown'

Iran:

Morality police return to the street months after protests

Iranian authorities announce new campaign to force women to wear Islamic headscarf.

Morality police return to the street months after protests

UN report:

Iran still executing anti-government protesters

United Nations fact-finding mission says Iran is still meting out harsh punishments on those suspected of involvement in mass protests.

Iran still executing anti-government protesters

Iran blames 20 countries, including Israel, for protests

Iranian intelligence names 20 countries, including Israel, which it claims were involved in protests following the death of Mahsa Amini.

Iran blames 20 countries, including Israel, for protests

Mahsa Amini's grave ransacked by vandals

Family of young woman whose death sparked months of protests vows to continue fixing grave after latest incident of damage.

Mahsa Amini's grave ransacked by vandals

Iran executes three men over anti-gov't protests

Western governments condemn Iran after it executes three men convicted of killing security force members last year.

Iran executes three men over anti-gov't protests

US urges Iran not to execute three anti-government protesters

State Department deputy spokesman voices concern that Iran may soon execute three people arrested in November.

US urges Iran not to execute three anti-government protesters

Iran:

Two actresses charged for removing head covering in public

Iran charges two prominent actresses for publishing pictures of themselves without a hijab amid crackdown on breaches.

Two actresses charged for removing head covering in public

Over protest crackdown:

US sanctions senior Iranian officials

US Treasury sanctions four senior Iranian law enforcement and military officials involved in crushing anti-government protests.

US sanctions senior Iranian officials

Iran closes more than 150 businesses over hijab law

More than 150 businesses in 24 hours shut down for not respecting obligation for women to wear headscarves.

Iran closes more than 150 businesses over hijab law

Rights groups report 75% surge in Iran executions last year

Rights groups say at least 582 people were executed in Iran in 2022, the highest since 2015.

Rights groups report 75% surge in Iran executions last year

Iran installs cameras to locate and penalize unveiled women

Iranian authorities installing cameras in public places and thoroughfares in bid to rein in women defying the country's dress code.

Iran installs cameras to locate and penalize unveiled women

Will the Saudi-Iranian Pact stand the Test of Time?

Iran is eager to outmaneuver Israel, working to forge a regional coalition, but it needs internal consensus for its plans to work. Op-ed.

Will the Saudi-Iranian Pact stand the Test of Time?

Iran:

Viral video shows yogurt poured on women who didn't wear hijab

Iranian authorities arrest the man who poured the yogurt on the two women, but also order arrest of the women.

Viral video shows yogurt poured on women who didn't wear hijab

UN expert:

'Iranian authorities may have committed crimes against humanity'

UN Special Rapporteur on Iran says Iranian authorities committed violations in recent months that may amount to crimes against humanity.

'Iranian authorities may have committed crimes against humanity'

Iran:

Khamenei pardons more than 22,000 arrested during protests

The statement by Iran's judiciary head offers glimpse of the full scope of the government's crackdown on anti-government protests.

Khamenei pardons more than 22,000 arrested during protests

Iran:

Activist gets 18-year sentence for urging Ayatollah to step down

Vocal Khamenei critic arrested during early days of fall protests over death of Mahsa Amini at the hands of the morality police.

Activist gets 18-year sentence for urging Ayatollah to step down

Iran prosecutes woman for 'disrespecting' headscarf

The announcement follows video which showed a woman throwing her headscarf to the ground.

Iran prosecutes woman for 'disrespecting' headscarf

Iran:

Khamenei grants amnesty to 'tens of thousands' of prisoners

The announcement acknowledges for the first time the scale of the Iranian crackdown against the so-called "hijab protests".

Khamenei grants amnesty to 'tens of thousands' of prisoners

Iran:

Couple sent to jail over video of them dancing in Tehran

Young couple given jail sentences over viral video of them dancing in Tehran, with the woman not wearing a headscarf.

Couple sent to jail over video of them dancing in Tehran

At futsal championship:

Iranian women athletes refuse to sing national anthem

The move appears to be another act of protest against the crackdown on anti-government protests.

Iranian women athletes refuse to sing national anthem

Watch: Protesters in Iran chant, 'Death to Khamenei'

Protestors chanted: 'I will kill whoever killed my brother!', 'Death to Khamenei!', 'Basiji and IRGC, you are our ISIS!'

Watch: Protesters in Iran chant, 'Death to Khamenei'

Following B'nai Brith action:

Canadian capital renames street after Mahsa Amini

City council in Ottawa officially renames section of street outside the former Iranian Embassy after woman whose death sparked protests.

Canadian capital renames street after Mahsa Amini

Why did EU back down from adding IRGC to terror list?

The IRGC is clearly a terror group and Iranian protesters are the ones suffering the consequences so what do European leaders have to fear?

Why did EU back down from adding IRGC to terror list?

Despite the executions: Why aren't Iranians backing down?

More than four months into the bloody protests, experts say the regime is afraid of the youngsters taking to the streets.

Despite the executions: Why aren't Iranians backing down?

'Women, Life and Freedom' in Iran

Self-serving liberal women loudmouths are suddenly tongue-tied while brave Iranian women are being shot and beaen. Op-ed.

'Women, Life and Freedom'  in Iran

EU to sanction Iran officials, IRGC blacklist still under debate

EU will impose new sanctions on 37 Iranian officials and organizations, but will stop short for now of blacklisting the Revolutionary Guard.

EU to sanction Iran officials, IRGC blacklist still under debate

Watch: Iranians sentenced to death for 'corruption on earth'

Iran executed two men on Saturday after giving each 15 minutes to defend themselves in an Islamic court.

Watch: Iranians sentenced to death for 'corruption on earth'

Germany summons Iran's ambassador for a second time

German Foreign Minister summons Iran's ambassador to Berlin over rash of executions by Tehran.

Germany summons Iran's ambassador for a second time

Watch: Iranian leader blasts US for 'destroying' women's rights

Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei claims the West is engaging in hypocrisy when it blames his country for women's rights abuses.

Watch: Iranian leader blasts US for 'destroying' women's rights

Watch: Angry Iranians protest against impending executions

The mother of one of the inmates says her son is being implicated for killing someone in a different part of the country.

Watch: Angry Iranians protest against impending executions

Charlie Hebdo doubles down on Khamenei cartoons

French satirical newspaper publishes fresh cartoons of Iranian Supreme despite protests from Iran and its allies.

Charlie Hebdo doubles down on Khamenei cartoons

Iran:

Daughter of former President sent to five years in prison

Iranian activist Faezeh Hashemi was arrested in Tehran in September for encouraging demonstrations.

Daughter of former President sent to five years in prison

Netanyahu to AIPAC leaders:

'It's time to close ranks between Israel and the United States'

PM speaks to AIPAC leaders: The entire world sees what we've been talking about, that Iran is a terrible, repressive, terrorist regime.

'It's time to close ranks between Israel and the United States'

Amid protests:

Khamenei appoints new chief of police

Supreme Leader names General Ahmad-Reza Radan as new police chief, urges police to "improve its capabilities".

Khamenei appoints new chief of police

US, Britain condemn latest executions in Iran

Condemnations come after two people are executed over alleged involvement in death of paramilitary officer.

US, Britain condemn latest executions in Iran

Iran:

Islamic Republic hangs two more protesters

Mohammad Mahdi Karami and Seyed Mohammad Hosseini were sentenced to death by Iran's Supreme Court.

Islamic Republic hangs two more protesters

Report:

IRGC member was assassinated by IRGC Intelligence Organization

IRGC member killed outside his home was reportedly assassinated over his leniency towards anti-regime protesters.

IRGC member was assassinated by IRGC Intelligence Organization

Khamenei hints:

Iran may loosen strict dress codes for women

Iran’s Supreme Leader: Women who do not have full hijab should not be considered as people outside of religion.

Iran may loosen strict dress codes for women

Iran:

Two teens face death penalty over involvement in riots

Human rights group says two Iranian teenagers were sentenced to be hanged over involvement in anti-government protests.

Two teens face death penalty over involvement in riots

Iran replaces central bank chief as rial plunges

Iran replaces the head of its central bank, after its currency shed nearly a third of its value in two months.

Iran replaces central bank chief as rial plunges

Iran:

Writer sentenced to death after giving interview to Israeli TV

Reports from Iran indicate writer and painter Mehdi Bahman was sentenced to death after being convicted of espionage.

Writer sentenced to death after giving interview to Israeli TV

Iranian chess player plays without hijab

Iranian chess player Sara Khadem took part in international tournament without a hijab.

Iranian chess player plays without hijab

Iran unrest:

Raisi vows 'no mercy' against 'hostile' protests

Iranian President says foreign countries are "wrong" to think they will achieve their goals.

Raisi vows 'no mercy' against 'hostile' protests

Iran blasts Britain after arresting alleged UK-linked network

Iran blasts Britain's "non-constructive role", a day after arresting "network" involved in anti-government protests.

Iran blasts Britain after arresting alleged UK-linked network

Germany suspends guarantees for business with Iran

The move comes in response to Iran's crackdown on protests.

Germany suspends guarantees for business with Iran