Amid the ongoing deadly anti-hijab protests in Iran, at least 31 civilians have been killed in a crackdown by security forces. Reportedly, protests are taking place across 30 cities and other urban centres. Meanwhile, mass arrests are taking place, to control the wide protests. Iran is witnessing massive protests following the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini who was in police custody for violating the dress code and hijab rules.
United Nations experts have strongly condemned the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini. Mahsa Amini was allegedly killed in police custody in Iran for wearing an “improper hijab” and failing to comply with Iran’s strict rules on women’s dress. UN also said that the officials need to be held accountable for the death of Amini. “She is another victim of Iran’s sustained repression and systematic discrimination against women,” said experts.
The 24-year-old man accused of Salman Rushdie's attempted murder has denied any contact with Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps and stated that he "acted alone" when he stabbed the Mumbai-born novelist, whom he despised for being "disingenuous." Hadi Matar was detained and convicted of second-degree attempted murder and assault. Matar denied any interaction with Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and suggested he was working entirely on… read-more
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Social media users have noticed an Iranian man's uncanny similarity to Johnny Depp. The man's video was initially uploaded to TikTok when he was in Tabriz, Iran, for a religious ritual. Thousands of others were shocked to discover how much Depp resembled the actor when the video was later posted on other websites like Reddit. He goes by the name Amin Sa'les… read-more
Salman Rushdie and his fans are responsible for the novelist's attack stated Iran's Foreign Ministry on August 15. Rushdie is recuperating after being stabbed during a public event in New York. Ministry spokesperson Nasser Kanaani told, "During the attack on Salman Rushdie, we do not consider anyone other than himself and his supporters worthy of reproach, reproach and condemnation... No one has the right to accuse Iran in this regard." … read-more
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Iran has executed three women in a single day, for charges of murdering their husbands, informed an NGO, on July 29. According to activists, cases of women killing their husbands have increased in the recent times. Most of these women have abusive husbands or were married off as child brides. In 2022, at least 10 women have been hanged in Iran for the same offence.
An earthquake of 6.1 magnitude on the richter scale hit southern Iran, which killed at least three persons, on July 2. According to the European Mediterranean Seismology Centre (EMSC), the earthquake which was 10 kms in depth, left at least eight wounded. Mehrdad Hassanzadah, head of emergency management in Hormozgan Province on Iran's Gulf coast, told the media about the casualties reported.
Iran sent in their application to join the BRICS, a group of developing nations on June 27. Membership by Iran in the BRICS group, which also consists of Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa, "would result in added values for both sides," an official from Iran's foreign ministry stated. Separately, Maria Zakharova, a spokesperson for the Russian Foreign Ministry, said that Argentina had also submitted an application to join the… read-more
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Seven earthquakes hit Iran's southern Kish Island, jolting Dubai and other cities around the Persian Gulf on June 15. The U.S. Geological Survey stated six magnitudes 4 temblors struck and one magnitude 5.3 off the island. Although no damage or injuries were reported, authorities dispatched rescue crews to the town of Jenah in Hormozgan province. Iran is located on major seismic faults and averages one earthquake every day.
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Raising voices against the abuse and killings of Afghanistani refugees in Iran, the citizens of Kabul staged a protest on April 11. The protestors asked the Iran government to stop abusing, killing, and forceful deportation of Afghanis from the Islamic country. Furthermore, they asked the United Nations Human Rights Council to intervene in the issue and review the treatment of Afghan refugees, providing justice. Meanwhile, Iran denied such… read-more