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  • Exiled Iran opposition figures urge unity to 'overthrow' regime

    02/11/2023 5:54:31 AM PST · by nuconvert · 6 replies
    AFP/MSN ^ | 2-10-23
    A group of prominent exiled Iranian opposition figures pleaded Friday for unity and an end to infighting to help the nationwide protests of recent months to replace Iran's Islamic theocracy with a secular democracy. The eight figures, who included Reza Pahlavi, the son of the last shah, and Nobel Peace Prize winner Shirin Ebadi, said they were working on a charter for a transition to a new pluralistic system that would be followed by free elections. -excerpt- ...the participants shared a common goal to "overthrow and transition from the Islamic republic", starting with a transitional council and then elections.
  • Iranian couple gets decade in prison for dancing in street

    02/01/2023 5:53:38 AM PST · by nuconvert · 16 replies
    NY Post ^ | 1-31-23
    Excerpt - They were busted in early November because women are not allowed to dance in public in Iran, let alone with a man, Agence France-Presse said. Haghighi also appeared in the video without a headscarf, in solidarity with protests over the September death of Mahsa Amini, 22, after her arrest for not abiding by strict hijab rules. Haghighi and her beau were this week each sentenced to 10 1/2 years in prison by a revolutionary court in Tehran,... -excerpt- ...convicted of “encouraging corruption and public prostitution” as well as “gathering with the intention of disrupting national security,”
  • Baraye - A haunting Iranian song written & song by Shervin Hajipour after the death of Mahsa Amini

    01/11/2023 4:41:15 PM PST · by nuconvert · 2 replies
    The song "Baraye" (For) was written & performed by Shervin Hajipour in response to Mahsa Amini’s murder by the Iranian morality police, and the protests sparked by it. Iranians around the world posted Tweets with the word “Baraye” followed by their reasons for protesting against the regime. (baraye azadi = for freedom). Shervin gathered messages from tweets and wrote the song. It has become an anthem at protest gatherings against the Iranian regime around the world. 2 days after the release of the song in Sept., Shervin was arrested and the song removed from Iranian controlled websites. He has since...
  • Iran detains celebrity chef in protest crackdown (Persian cutlets)

    01/07/2023 7:49:07 AM PST · by nuconvert · 12 replies
    NewArab ^ | Jan.6.2023
    A popular chef in Iran has been arrested after what some have alleged could be to do with a video he posted in reference to assassinated Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani. (excerpt) Navab Ebrahimi was arrested in Tehran on Wednesday and taken to the city's Evin prison, the Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA) said. No reason was given for the arrest of Ebrahimi, who had some 2.7 million followers on Instagram enjoying his slickly produced videos showing how to produce classic Persian dishes without pain. But social media users said the arrest coincided with him posting a recipe to make...
  • Iran Arrests Famous Actress Who Called Execution ‘Disgrace To Humanity’

    12/17/2022 1:22:58 PM PST · by nuconvert · 12 replies
    Forbes/MSN ^ | 12-17-22
    Iranian authorities have arrested actress Taraneh Alidoosti, the star of the 2016 Oscar-Award-winning film “The Salesman,” on charges of spreading falsehoods after she posted on Instagram that the country’s recent execution of Mohsen Shekari was a “disgrace to humanity.” Iranian state media IRNA said Alidoosti was detained because she failed to provide “documentation in line with her claims,” one week after she expressed solidarity in an Instagram post with a man executed in recent anti-government protests, multiple outlets reported Saturday.
  • Aida Rostami, a doctor who helped injured protestors, tortured and killed

    12/17/2022 4:41:45 AM PST · by nuconvert · 25 replies
    Aida Rostami, a young doctor who helped injured protestors, had half of her face crushed, a broken hand and a missing eye. Regime told her family that she'd had an accident.
  • UN votes to eject Iran from women’s rights panel in ‘historic’ move

    12/15/2022 12:50:02 PM PST · by nuconvert · 8 replies
    In a significant move, the United Nations has voted to remove Iran from a prominent women’s rights body for the remainder of its 2022-2026 term for the regime’s brutal crackdown on women-led protests against the theocracy. The decision comes into effect immediately, the United Nations said. The move, proposed by the United States, to expel Iran from the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women was hailed by activists in Iran and all across the world. Twenty-nine members of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) voted in favour, eight countries voted against and 16 abstained.
  • Female protesters in Iran shot in faces, breasts and genitals, medics say

    12/09/2022 4:23:41 AM PST · by george76 · 26 replies
    New York Post ^ | December 8, 2022 | Snejana Farberov
    Medics treating protesters in Iran said they were seeing a difference in the type of injuries inflicted on men and women by the security forces — with the female activists often being shot in their faces, breasts and genitals.. multiple doctors and nurses who have been surreptitiously caring for wounded demonstrators during months of unrest said it appeared that officers tasked with stopping the protests have been targeting specific body parts in women. One doctor from Isfahan province speaking to the outlet on condition of anonymity said he believed the authorities “wanted to destroy the beauty of these women.” Iran...
  • Iran hit with new sanctions over first protester execution

    12/09/2022 4:16:34 AM PST · by nuconvert · 13 replies
    AFP ^ | 12-9-22
    Iran was slapped with fresh sanctions Friday after carrying out its first execution over demonstrations that have shaken the regime for nearly three months, as activists called for fresh protests. Mohsen Shekari, 23, was hanged Thursday after being found guilty of "moharebeh", or "enmity against God", (except).. (excerpt)The judiciary said Shekari was arrested after blocking a Tehran street and striking a member of the Basij paramilitary force linked to the powerful Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps with a machete -- a wound that required 13 stitches
  • 1,200 Iranian students poisoned ahead of mass protests

    12/08/2022 4:45:30 AM PST · by nuconvert · 14 replies
    NY Post ^ | 12-5-22
    group of 1,200 university students in Iran were struck down by food poisoning the night before a wave of anti-regime protests were set to be held throughout the country. Students at Kharazmi and Ark universities experienced vomiting, severe body aches, and hallucinations, the national student union claimed Thursday. At least four other universities reported similar outbreaks.
  • Iran’s embattled mullahs prioritize killing Kurds

    11/26/2022 3:40:12 AM PST · by FarCenter · 14 replies
    Iran’s government has embarked on an armed strategy of divide, crush and conquer to end nationwide protests against clerical rule in the Islamic Republic. The primary target is the Kurdish minority population, which has been protesting for more than two months. The government, dominated by Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, has dispatched an aggressive and ill-disciplined militia known as the Basij to assault Kurdish towns and villages in western Iran. For the past eight days, thousands of Basij, transported by armored vehicles and firing heavy automatic weapons, have moved into the western border zone largely populated by Kurds. The Kurds have...
  • Iranians celebrate LOSING to England in the World Cup - with one fan riding even through Tehran with the Union Flag: Defeat is seen as a slap in the face for hated regime

    11/22/2022 3:00:47 AM PST · by C19fan · 12 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 22, 2022 | David Averre
    Iranian football fans are openly cheering the defeat of their national team against England at the World Cup yesterday in yet another sign of protest at the authoritarian Islamic Republic. Footage emerged overnight of a man sitting on the back of a moped, brandishing a huge Union Jack which streamed behind him as he rode through the streets of Tehran in the wake of his team's 6-2 dismantling in Qatar. 'People are happy because of England's victory,' the man who filmed the spectacle from his car said solemnly.
  • Iran: A blast far stronger than Beirut’s

    08/23/2020 12:06:59 PM PDT · by hassan.mahmoud · 9 replies
    Aug.23,2020 | Hassan.Mahmoudi
    By: Hassan.Mahmoudi Drowning in a miscellany of crises, the Iranian regime and its administration under Rouhani is clutching at straws as a tool of survival. On August 9, 2020, one could hear Rouhani crying ‘Eureka! Eureka!’ at a session of the administration’s headquarter for Economic Coordination. And what precisely was this brilliant discovery; his administration planned to pre-sell 220 million barrels of oil to the ordinary people and the private sector for $42 a barrel and then return the money to them in two years’ time with 19% interest! Wow! With such a decision Rouhani is trying to confront the...
  • Iran: The ambition of the victims of the 1988 massacre a big step closer to reality

    08/06/2020 6:02:30 AM PDT · by hassan.mahmoud · 7 replies
    Aug.6.2020 | Hassan.Mahmoudi
    In the run-up to, and during, World War II, the appeasement policy towards Hitler turned out as a catastrophe for mankind. Such a policy towards the religious dictatorship in control of Iran for 41 years, has borne no fruit other than, for the people of Iran, killing, massacre and the plundering of the country’s assets and, for the region, terrorism and warmongering which has led to countless deaths and unprecedented numbers of refugees, turning the Middle East into a dilemma for the world. What worked very much as a propellant for the mullahs ruling Iran was that, through the policy...
  • Iranian Parliamentary Elections Amid Regime’s Crisis

    02/05/2020 1:27:25 AM PST · by hassan.mahmoud · 6 replies
    Feb.5,2020 | Hassan.Mahmoudi
    While the Iranian regime is mired in deadly crises, it must hold parliamentary elections soon. The regime has held 10 parliamentary elections for the past 40 years in Iran and is set to hold its 11th on March 1st. In general, it is clear that since the first poll in 1980, Khomeini’s deputies had been elected at Khomeini’s discretion with much involvement and fraud in counting and declaring votes, completely removing the representatives of political groups and preventing them from entering the country’s legislature. So far this time, they have gone through the motions of registering and refining candidates. Analysts...
  • Iran: A regime weakened and divided, with no clear path to survival

    01/31/2020 5:43:07 AM PST · by hassan.mahmoud · 8 replies
    Jan.31,2020 | Hassan.Mahmoudi
    The November 2019 uprising of the Iranian people in 191 cities that began under the pretext of protesting rising gas prices showcased the dislike of the Iranian people for a regime marked by repression, discrimination, looting, and corruption. The November uprising was a strategic blow to the regime and was instrumental in cornering it internationally. The killing of Qasem Soleimani, too, was a serious blow to the regime's credibility beyond its borders. The mullahs employed an array of propaganda tactics to portray Soleimani as a national hero and organized funeral ceremonies in different cities. By magnifying Soleimani's loss, the regime's...
  • Iran Protests Spread To Second City As IRGC Tries To Crack Down

    01/17/2020 7:00:50 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/17/2020 | Ed Morrissey
    Just how serious a threat to the Iranian regime are these street protests? They have not abated since the regime finally admitted lying about the shootdown of Ukraine International Flight 752. Time Magazine reports today that the tenacity of the outrage represents a serious threat to the mullahs, although they still take the protests over the death of Qassem Soleimani at face value: Days earlier, millions of Iranians had gathered in grief and rage after a U.S. airstrike killed Iranian commander Qasem Soleimani on Jan. 3. But the feeling shifted when it seemed Tehran was trying to cover up...
  • Trump Speaks Directly to the Iranian People. It's impossible to overestimate the power of the president’s words.

    01/13/2020 7:32:35 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 01/13/2020 | Michael Ledeen
    The Iranian people are demonstrating. You can see the protests on Twitter, and read about the internal ferment online at the Free Iran Herald, which appears on Gateway Pundit. The current round of demonstrations erupted all over the country after the destruction of the Ukrainian commercial airplane taking off from Tehran. The security forces are reacting with even greater than usual violence, shooting the protesters with live ammunition. At the same time, supporters of deceased General Qassem Soleimani within the Revolutionary Guards are being rounded up in significant numbers, suggesting that there was a power struggle underway within his...
  • Iranian Protesters Refuse to Walk on US, Israeli Flags

    01/13/2020 7:34:59 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Townhall ^ | 01/13/2020 | Leah Barkoukis
    Despite the Iranian government’s brutal crackdown on protesters in recent months, throngs of Iranians showed up this weekend to march against the regime after the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps admitted it shot down the Ukrainian passenger jet, killing all 176 on board. The remarkably brave protesters chanted about how they have been lied to concerning who the true enemy is and students at Beheshti University in Tehran refused to walk on American and Israeli flags. According to The New York Times, the latest protests even included some “conservatives who ordinarily support the government.” Despite the heavy security presence, large crowds...
  • Iran: the Activists who Demanded the Resignation of Khamenei Arrested.

    08/14/2019 7:58:25 AM PDT · by hassan.mahmoud · 1 replies
    14,Aug,2019 | Hassan.Mahmoudi
    On August 11, 2019, at least 10 dissident individuals have been arrested in Mashhad (Large city in Northeast of Iran). According to NCRI Statement, Iranian security forces arrested Hashem Khastar, a teacher's representative and 9 others who demanded the resignation and removal of Khamenei, the Supreme Leader of the clerical regime. They had gathered in front of a tribunal in Mashhad to support another individual calling for Khamenei's ouster when they were arrested. On June 12, fourteen civil rights and political activists in Iran called for Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei to step down. image.png Hossein Sherafati Rad, the Khorasan...