Mahsa Amini

Iran minister urges tolerance towards women not wearing headscarves

Since the outbreak of the protests, the morality police unit charged with enforcing the hijab rules has been less visible and women have taken to the streets without mandatory headscarves.

published on : 26th January 2023

Despite crackdown, Iran protesters continue strikes, acts of dissent

An NGO said at least 481 people have been killed in the crackdown and at least 109 people are facing execution in protest-related cases, in addition to the four already put to death.

published on : 22nd January 2023

Iran hands ex-president's daughter jail time for 'propaganda' in Mahsa Amini protest

Hashemi's late father, president between 1989 and 1997 who died in 2017, was considered a moderate and advocated improved ties with the West.

published on : 10th January 2023

Amid global outrage, Iran hands down more death sentences over anti-hijab protests

The latest sentences -- for three men convicted of killing three members of the security forces -- bring to 17 the official total of detainees condemned to death in connection with nearly four months

published on : 10th January 2023

Iran executes two men in connection with anti-hijab protests

The latest hangings double the number of executions to four over the nationwide unrest, which has escalated since mid-September into calls for an end to Iran's clerical regime.

published on : 7th January 2023

Charlie Hebdo: France's satirical magazine in new controversy

Cartoonists were invited to depict Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei in the context of ongoing demonstrations against his theocratic regime, by women in particular.

published on : 6th January 2023

Iranian actor Taraneh Alidoosti, jailed for supporting protests, released on bail

Rights groups and celebrities abroad including hundreds of high-profile figures from the global cinema industry had called for her to be freed.

published on : 4th January 2023

Iran issues warning on mandatory headscarf in cars amid anti-hijab protests: Media

Protests have gripped Iran since the September 16 death of Iranian-Kurdish Amini, 22, after her arrest in Tehran for an alleged breach of the Islamic republic's strict dress code for women.

published on : 2nd January 2023

Acclaimed Iranian film 'No Bears' opens with its director Jafar Panahi behind bars

A week after “No Bears” premiered at the Venice Film Festival, with Panahi already behind bars, 22-year-old Mahsa Amini died while being held by Iran’s morality police.

published on : 1st January 2023

Iran reroutes flight, orders football legend's family off for backing Mahsa Amini protest

"My daughter and wife were taken off the flight, but they were not arrested", Daei said, ISNA reported.

published on : 27th December 2022

Cannes, Toronto, Berlin film festivals express support for arrested Iranian actor Taraneh Alidoosti

The star of Asghar Farhadi's Oscar-winning movie "The Salesman" used her influence to educate the world about the Iranian regime, Berlin International Film Festival said

published on : 20th December 2022

Iran blames US after being removed from UN women's rights body

Iran, which was elected to the body in April for a four-year term, was stripped of its membership with immediate effect.

published on : 15th December 2022

Two dozen young Iranians risk being hanged to death over protests

Authorities describe those facing death sentences as "rioters" who are being judged in full accordance with the country's sharia law.

published on : 14th December 2022

400 protesters jailed over Tehran protests: Iran judiciary

The Islamic republic has drawn widespread international condemnation after executing two men in the past week in connection with the unrest.

published on : 13th December 2022

Iran publicly executes second man over protests, defying outcry

The protests represented the biggest challenge to the regime since the shah's ouster in 1979. They have been met with a crackdown that activists say aims to instil public fear.

published on : 12th December 2022

Iran protests continue to rage; 'no going back,' says activist

A very big difference with these protests, when compared to the previous ones, is the involvement of the middle classes and university students, points out Taghi Rahmani.

published on : 7th December 2022

Protest-hit Iran abolishes morality police: Report

"Morality police have nothing to do with the judiciary and have been abolished", Attorney General Mohammad Jafar Montazeri was quoted as saying by the ISNA news agency.

published on : 4th December 2022

'It's not over': Iranian Kurds in Iraq in Tehran's crosshairs

As Iranians have vented their anger at the regime, Tehran has blamed outside forces and exiled Kurdish groups on whose bases it has rained down missiles and so-called suicide drones.

published on : 30th November 2022

Iranian general acknowledges over 300 dead in unrest

The Human Rights Activists in Iran has reported that 451 protesters and 60 security forces have been killed since the start of the unrest and that more than 18,000 people have been detained.

published on : 29th November 2022

Niece of supreme leader asks world to cut ties with Iran

In a video posted online by her France-based brother, Farideh Moradkhani urged "conscientious people of the world" to support Iranian protesters.

published on : 28th November 2022
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