It’s often forgotten that Iran’s Green protest movement of 2009 was the precursor to the so-called “Arab Spring,” one observer notes.
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Iran And China Use Private Detectives To Spy On Dissidents In America
The U.S. investigators are hired under false pretenses by authoritarian governments to do their “dirty work,” the F.B.I. says.
Iran’s Doctors Have Joined The Uprising
Protest over a woman’s death over hijab rule spread have persisted in Iran since September. Doctors have joined in the demonstrations.
Families Of Iran’s Detained Protesters Under Pressure
The ongoing nationwide anti-government demonstrations pose one of the biggest challenges to Iran’s clerical regime since the 1979 Islamic Revolution.
Iran’s Universities Under Spotlight As Protests Persist
Universities in Iran have turned into a battleground between authorities and student demonstrators. The latest protests mirror earlier generations.
Iran Protests Escalate As Crackdown Continues
People protested in front of government buildings in a north-west Iranian city after one of the biggest nights yet of demonstrations.
Iran Protests Persist, Becoming Threat For Tehran
The spontaneous demonstrations in Iran over the death of Mahsa Amini persist and keep changing, becoming a threat to Iran.
Iranian Artists-In-Exile Find A Vehicle For Protest
Opponents of Iran’s despotic regime have put an artistic gloss on their dissent by using a car previously owned by a Romanian dictator.
Women In Iran Are Leading The Struggle For Human Rights
In Iran, courageous women are demanding justice, freedom, equality, and basic civil liberties for all Iranians, despite facing abuses.
Blogger Arrested in Iran After Tweets Critical Of Government
Authorities have detained Ronaghi Maleki, an Iranian blogger. His detention came as a result of tweets he sent criticizing the government.