Tag: Iran

Iran Executes Alireza Akbari, Ex-Official Accused of Spying

Iran has executed Alireza Akbari, a former deputy defense minister and a dual British citizen, on charges of espionage for the British spy agency, the judiciary said early Saturday, in what appeared to be the first execution in decades of a high-profile Iranian official or dual citizen, and a move likely to raise tensions with […]

Iran Executes 2 Men Arrested in Protests

Iran on Saturday hanged two men, a 22-year-old national karate champion and a 39-year-old poultry worker, who participated in antigovernment demonstrations and whose executions were condemned as a ploy by the government to use violence and sow fear to crush the protests. The men, Mohammad Mehdi Karami, the karate champion, and Sayed Mohammad Hosseini, the […]

Here Are the People Iran Sentenced to Death in Its Protest Crackdown

They are a doctor, a rapper, a karate champion, a barber and an actor, sons, grandsons and fathers. They are among the 13 people Iran has hurriedly sentenced to death in its campaign to quash the monthslong uprising against the Islamic Republic. In December, two men were hanged in quick succession, the second from a […]

Soccer Star Says His Family Stopped From Leaving Iran for Supporting Protests

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — A prominent former soccer player in Iran who has expressed support for anti-government protests said his wife and daughter were prevented from leaving the country on Monday after their plane made an unannounced stopover en route to Dubai. Ali Daei, who had his own passport briefly confiscated earlier this year, […]

Iran Ousted From UN Women’s Rights Agency in US-backed Vote

Iran was kicked out of the United Nations women’s agency on Wednesday in a U.S.-led vote that comes months into Tehran’s brutal crackdown on an uprising organized by women and young people demanding the end of the Islamic Republic’s rule. The resolution, backed by 29 members of the U.N. Economic and Social Council, was the […]

Former Prisoner in Iran Welcomes Brittney Griner to a ‘Bizarre Club’

Kylie Moore-Gilbert, an Islamic studies scholar who was detained in Iran for more than two years, is still figuring out how to move on with her life two years after returning home to Australia. Her experience offers a glimpse of what Brittney Griner and others who have been through similar ordeals could encounter in their […]

Russia and Iran Are Building Defense Partnership, White House Warns

The Biden administration said on Friday that Russia and Iran were strengthening their military ties into a “full-fledged defense partnership,” warning that their relationship posed a threat to Ukraine as well as Iran’s geographic neighbors. “Russia is seeking to collaborate with Iran on areas like weapons development and trade,” said John Kirby, a National Security […]

Strikes Across Iran Lead to Shuttered Shops and Ghost Towns

Businesses, shops and traditional bazaars in more than 50 cities across Iran were shuttered for a second day on Tuesday in what appeared to be one of the largest general strikes in decades, demonstrating the staying power of protests calling for the end to clerical rule in the country. On Monday and Tuesday, footage shared […]

Iran Shutting Down Morality Police,Official Says, After Months of Protests

Iran has abolished the morality police, according to remarks by the attorney general carried on state media, following months of protests set off by the death of a young woman who was being held by the force for supposedly violating the country’s strict Islamic dress laws. The decision, reported by state news outlets late Saturday […]

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