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Justice for Iranian protesters – Clooney Foundation for Justice support an independant investigation

An independent investigation into ongoing human rights violations in Iran is essential to ensure the people abused, killed, and detained during recent protests in the country see justice, the Clooney Foundation for Justice said today. As Iran enters its third…

The women fighting against the ayatollahs from the Kurdish mountains

By Karlos Zurutuza for Inter Press Service. It usually takes hours of driving in a 4X4 before heading out on foot through a dense forest. There, protected under a sea of beech trees from the view of the drones, it…

The MENA region opts for a “neutral” position concerning the protests in Iran

A month has passed since the protests in Iran erupted calling for women’s right to bodily autonomy as well as other fundamental freedoms. Several countries issued statements towards this condemning President Raisi’s violence against protestors and supporting women in Iran.…

Iran: an unprecedented uprising against a brutal and dangerous regime

A totally unprecedented revolt that stands out from all the previous ones because it was women who took the initiative to defend their right to choose their clothes and the systematic inequalities between the sexes prescribed and applied by the…

Wave of arrests attempts to curb demonstrations in Iran

Iranian forces are arbitrarily arresting civil society activists, journalists and anyone protesting against the regime over the death of Mahsa Amini. Iranian authorities are struggling to put an end to demonstrations that have rocked the country for weeks. The anti-government…

Iran: “‘Woman, life and freedom’ is a motto full of hope”, says Ryma Sheermohammadi

We spoke to Ryma Sheermohammadi about what is happening in Iran afterwards the death of Mahsa Amini; about the solidarity of the population in different parts of the world; about the slow response of Western governments… but also about the…

Human chain in Berlin – Women, Life and Freedom! Jin, Jiyan, Azadî!

2 October “International Day of Nonviolence”. In Berlin, voices are raised to demand an end to violence against women in Iran and around the world. The calls were: “Jin, Jiyan, Azadî, what means Woman, Life, Freedom”. A call to the…

Protest without veils in Iran

Last Thursday in Tehran, Iran, as soon as the news broke that 22-year-old Mahsa Amini died of a heart attack after being detained by the “Morality Police” because she was wearing her head veil incorrectly, a compulsory garment in the…

“We are Bahá’is too”.

For weeks now, messages have been multiplying on social networks denouncing the repression and violation of human rights in Iran. Journalists, teachers, filmmakers, activists, etc. have been suffering persecution and arrests, seeing their homes demolished… or simply disappearing. Among them…

Iran says talks with regional rival Saudi Arabia resumed in Baghdad

Rival regional powers Iran and Saudi Arabia resumed talks in the Iraqi capital after they were suspended in March, Iran’s semi-official Nour News reported on Saturday. Reuters reported there was no confirmation from Saudi Arabia or Iraq on the resumption…

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