Mahsa Amini

Anti-government protests in southern Iran

Anti-government demonstrations took place after Friday prayers in the Sistan and Baluchestan province, southeast of the country. Scenes posted on social media showed a demonstration starting from the Makki Mosque after Friday prayers in the city of Zahedan, the capital of the province, and turned into a mass march, during[…]

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Iran protests: Three reported killed in Kurdistan region as Amini unrest continues

INTERNATIONAL Security forces shot dead at least three people in Iran‘s Kurdistan province on Saturday as protests continue over the death of 22-year-old Kurdish woman Mahsa Amini, according to a rights group. Government forces “opened fire on protesters in the town of Divandarreh, killing at least three civilians”, Hengaw Organisation for Human Rights,[…]

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No, Iran has not sentenced 15,000 protesters to death

INTERNATIONAL Canadian President Justin Trudeau has faced criticism after claiming that almost 15,000 people had been sentenced to death in Iran over their participation in the Mahsa Amini protests. In a tweet on Tuesday – later deleted – Trudeau expressed solidarity with weekslong demonstrations over the death of Amini, a Kurdish woman who[…]

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US official says Washington ‘will continue sanctions’ on Iran after Mahsa Amini killing

INTERNATIONAL A US State Department official said on Tuesday that Washington will continue to impose sanctions on Iranian entities engaged in rights abuses following the killing of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini. “The United States strongly supports the human rights of all Iranian women, including the right to peacefully assemble and to express themselves without fear[…]

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Mahsa Amini: Raisi says Iran must ‘decisively confront’ protesters as death toll doubles

INTERNATIONAL Iran’s President Ebrahim Raisi said protesters condemning the killing of Mahsa Amini should be “confronted decisively”, after state media said 35 people had been killed during more than a week of protests, double the previous figure given. Amini died in police custody after Iran’s morality police arrested the 22-year-old Kurdish woman in[…]

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