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Iran is on the brink of a new popular uprising

Sunday, 8 April 2018

New sanctions against Iran can be viewed as a warning to Tehran to halt the activities of Qassem Soleimani, the head of the Revolutionary Guards’ Quds Force. Trump has set a deadline that ends in the first two weeks of May to amend the nuclear deal with Iran. The political arena is troubled as France, Britain and Germany began to move backward in the last few weeks to please Trump in an attempt to convince him not to withdraw from the agreement. Meanwhile, these countries proposed new ...

Huda al-Husseini

Protests continue in Ahwaz as Iranian forces use violence to limit them

Thursday, 29 March 2018

Videos and images of Iranian forces shooting live ammunition in the air to scare off thousands of Arab Ahwaz protesters have been widely circulated on social media as protesters continue for the second day. According to an Ahwaz human rights group, no injuries have been reported yet, however videos on social media show Iranian forces shooting live ammunition extensively in the air and running young protesters toward downtown Ahwaz to corner them and scare them off. Another video shared by ...

Khomeini’s grandson criticizes crackdown of Iran protests

Monday, 12 March 2018

Hassan al-Khomeini, the grandson of the first leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran, criticized the suppression of the popular protests in the country, warning of the fall of the regime if it did not listen to the demands of the people. On Sunday in an interview with the Arman newspaper, Hassan Khomeini said that the recent protests broke out for economic reasons and said that failure to meet the demands of the people would have serious consequences that would lead to the fall of the regime. ...

Tehran jails 15-year-old boy for pulling down Iranian flag

Monday, 19 February 2018

An Iranian member of parliament revealed that the Islamic Revolutionary Court sentenced a 15-year-old boy to five years of jail after being accused of dragging down an Iranian flag during the wave of protests against the regime. The head of Iran’s judiciary committee, Mohammad Kazemi, told the online news site Etemaad that he spoke to the boy during his visit to the prison in the city of Hamadan in the center of Iran. He said that the flag was pulled down in Malayer Square. The Iranian ...

Opposition leader: Women should assume role of furthering Iran uprising

Saturday, 17 February 2018

Women played a key role in recent protests in Iran, taking to the streets to eliminate the clerical regime and to liberate the entire nation, said Maryam Rajavi, an Iranian opposition leader on Saturday. She added that this was “a goal that would certainly be realized”. Rajavi said that present circumstances provide the potential for continuing protests and that Iranian women should assume the responsibility of furthering the uprising. This responsibility is two-fold: First, ...

ANALYSIS: How Iran’s regime enters its 40th year as an Islamic Republic

Monday, 12 February 2018

February 11 marked the beginning of the 40th year Iran's clerics are ruling over what they describe as an "Islamic Republic." The fact that this regime is facing a whirlwind of domestic and foreign crises goes beyond doubt. While Tehran's state media boasts massive support among the populace, remarks heard recently from Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei portray a canvas of impasse, a weak entity and the road ahead being uphill, to say the least. In response to increasing unrest ...

Iranian official confesses regime ‘concerned about what will happen next year’

Tuesday, 6 February 2018

The chairman of chairman of the Assembly of Experts has expressed concerns by the ruling regime of their fears of what would happen next year after recent protests led to dozens killed and injured. Ahmad Jannati, who heads the council body charged with choosing Iran’s Supreme Leader, made his comments on Tuesday when he hinted that regime officials believe that recent protests were directly related to the worsening living conditions across the country. “When economic conditions ...

Number of torture deaths following Iran protests rises to 11

Monday, 5 February 2018

Another Iranian protestor, Khalid Kayseri, who served 20 days in detention in Kermanshah prison died after being tortured by the intelligence service there, Iranian human rights groups have reported. This brings the number of demonstrators who have died in Iranian prisons to 11 since the start of the uprising on December 28. The campaign ‘No Arrests and Executions’ said on their website that the Kurdish citizen was killed last Saturday, after being tortured and held in a secret ...

Iran protests: IRGC unable to reinstate the atmosphere of repression

Saturday, 3 February 2018

Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not reflect the viewpoint of Al Arabiya English. The common denominator for all dictatorships is that a ruling minority maintains its grip on power by controlling all crucial sectors such as territory, wealth, weapons and the media. In Iran, there is another dimension to this reality as the religious dictatorship misuses religion to mobilise its supporter and deceive ordinary citizens. The regime in ...

Footage shows renewed protests in several Iranian cities overnight

Tuesday, 30 January 2018

Protests renewed in Iran overnight according to videos and footage which showed people protesting in Bandar Abbas in the south, Najafabad in Isfahan in center Iran, Kerman in the southeast and in Shiraz, the center of the Fars Province. During their protest in Bandar Abbas, protestors were calling on more people to join them. In Shiraz, protestors chanted “death to the dictator.” This has become a major slogan during the recent protests against Iran’s Supreme Guide Ali ...

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