More than three months into anti-state protests across Iran that state security forces have been unable to crush despite the use of lethal force.
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Iranian security forces have arrested popular football player Voria Ghafouri on charges of “tarnishing the reputation of the national team”.
It’s often forgotten that Iran’s Green protest movement of 2009 was the precursor to the so-called “Arab Spring,” one observer notes.
The U.S. investigators are hired under false pretenses by authoritarian governments to do their “dirty work,” the F.B.I. says.
Protest over a woman’s death over hijab rule spread have persisted in Iran since September. Doctors have joined in the demonstrations.
The ongoing nationwide anti-government demonstrations pose one of the biggest challenges to Iran’s clerical regime since the 1979 Islamic Revolution.
Universities in Iran have turned into a battleground between authorities and student demonstrators. The latest protests mirror earlier generations.
People protested in front of government buildings in a north-west Iranian city after one of the biggest nights yet of demonstrations.
The spontaneous demonstrations in Iran over the death of Mahsa Amini persist and keep changing, becoming a threat to Iran.
Opponents of Iran’s despotic regime have put an artistic gloss on their dissent by using a car previously owned by a Romanian dictator.