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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
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Worry grows for Iran woman athlete who climbed without hijab

The Iranian government routinely pressures activists at home and abroad, often airing what rights group describe as coerced confessions on state television.

published on : 18th October 2022
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Iran protests: At least 28 children killed, many detained in adult prisons, say rights groups

A human rights lawyer said that people between the ages of 12-13 and 18-19 are in police custody and that some of the children arrested were being held in detention centres for adult drug offenders.

published on : 13th October 2022
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Iran: Mahsa Amini was beaten severely in front of brother, says cousin as women-led protests intensify

The mother of the Iranian Kurdish woman said doctors at the hospital told the family that her daughter "had received a violent blow to the head"; her death has sparked worldwide protests.

published on : 28th September 2022
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Iran arrests ex-president Rafsanjani's daughter for 'inciting protests'

Faezeh Hashemi, a former lawmaker and a women's rights activist, has had previous run-ins with the law in the Islamic republic.

published on : 28th September 2022
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Iran protests: Over 75 dead, says rights group as crackdown intensifies

Tehran crowds have shouted "death to the dictator", calling for the end of the more than three-decade rule of supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, 83.

published on : 27th September 2022
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Iran summons UK and Norway ambassadors; alleges media outlets fueling protests

The Foreign Ministry's website said it summoned Simon Shercliff, the U.K.'s ambassador to Iran, on Saturday and protested the hosting of critical Farsi-language media outlets.

published on : 26th September 2022
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Iran arrests 29 women as headscarf protests intensify

Tehran police have arrested 29 women for appearing in public without a headscarf as protests against the dress code.

published on : 2nd February 2018