Security forces shot and killed several people the night before in a southern city where marchers were protesting
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Amnesty International made the appeal in a Tuesday tweet linking to an online petition for the release of Esmail Abdi
Activists say several teachers arrested for staging a protest in Tehran have been sent to the city’s Evin prison
The agreement with Iran has come up short in effectiveness. Neither the US nor its allies are more safe as a result of the deal; in fact, one could make the argument that its ratification exacerbated US-Iranian relations.
A prominent Iranian political analyst said he had been sentenced to prison for propaganda against the regime
Iranian protests have continued at a low level for months after flaring up following a policy missteps on the economy
The Instagram post by an outspoken, internationally acclaimed filmmaker and activist triggered a new debate
Detainees in Iran appear to be systematically subjected to torture and abuse, including sexual violence
Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has reacted to an upsurge in labor unrest by labeling it a plot
Analysts are divided over whether the Iranian system can profit from the protests to enact meaningful reforms