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Iran’s recent uprisings bring protest to UC Berkeley

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THE DAILY CALIFORNIAN    |    BY OLIVIA GONZÁLEZ BRITT     |     November 25, 2019 The Iranian American Community of Northern California, or IACNorCal, gathered on UC Berkeley’s campus Friday to advocate for the millions of Iranians currently experiencing an unexpected internet shutdown by their government. The association supports the idea that Iran should be “a democratic secular republic” […]

Iran: Thousands arbitrarily detained and at risk of torture in chilling post-protest crackdown

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Amnesty International     |   16 December 2019  Thousands arrested including children as young as 15 Detainees subjected to enforced disappearance and torture At least 304 people killed in protests according to credible sources Iran’s authorities are carrying out a vicious crackdown following the outbreak of nationwide protests on 15 November, arresting thousands of protesters as well […]

Iran protests: Videos reveal crackdown regime tried to hide from world

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BBC Persian    |    By Jiyar Gol    |   27 November 2019 One video filmed through a doorway appears to show a woman looking at a teenage boy lying in a pool of blood on a pavement, as a riot policeman swings a baton at people running past him. Another from the southern city of Shiraz shows […]

Iran: More than 100 protesters believed to be killed as top officials give green light to crush protests

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Amnesty International    |    19 November 2019 Verified video footage, eyewitness testimony from people on the ground and information gathered from human rights activists outside Iran reveal a harrowing pattern of unlawful killings by Iranian security forces, which have used excessive and lethal force to crush largely peaceful protests in more than 100 cities across Iran […]

Two Individuals Plead Guilty for Working on Behalf of Iran

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Wednesday, November 6, 2019 Department of Justice FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, November 6, 2019 Two Individuals Plead Guilty for Working on Behalf of Iran Ahmadreza Mohammadi-Doostdar, 39, a dual U.S.-Iranian citizen, and Majid Ghorbani, 60, an Iranian citizen and resident of California, have entered pleas of guilty to charges stemming from their conduct conducting surveillance […]

Albania Says It’s Discovered an Iranian Paramilitary Network

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October 23, 2019, TIRANA, Albania — Albanian police said on Wednesday they have discovered an Iranian paramilitary network that allegedly planned attacks in Albania against exiled members of an Iranian group seeking to overthrow the government in Tehran. Police chief Ardi Veliu said the foreign wing of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard operated an “active terrorist cell” […]

Iran is the world’s biggest jailer of women journalists

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Reporters Without Borders    |    Aug 26, 2019 Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is alarmed by a new wave of arrests and interrogations of women journalists since the start of August in Iran. The Islamic Republic is now the world’s biggest jailer of women journalists, with a total of ten currently held. “Already one of the world’s […]

‘Quash’ convictions and release women jailed for protesting against wearing veils in Iran, urge UN rights experts

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UN NEWS    |    August 16, 2019 Decades-long prison sentences handed down to three women protesting the strictly enforced wearing of veils in Iran, have drawn alarm and condemnation from six United Nations independent human rights experts. “We are alarmed that the arrest and lengthy sentences handed to these women are directly related to the peaceful […]

Solidarity march for a free Iran

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Friday June 21, 2019 Time: 11 am 2201 C St. NW Washington D.C 2o520

Iran: Release Political Prisoner Maryam Akbari-Monfared

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Center for Human Rights in Iran    |    May 20, 2019 May 20, 2019 – Iran must end the cruel and unlawful imprisonment of Maryam Akbari-Monfared, who has already served nearly 10 years on baseless charges and should have been eligible for release last year, and free her immediately, the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI) […]
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