A fresh wave of political uprisings hit the Middle East this year, as if to complete the work that the 2011 Arab Spring left unfinished. They have stretched so far across the region that it has shattered even Iran’s illusion that
Iranian security forces were “shooting to kill” in their deadly crackdown against protesters in recent weeks, according to credible video footage, the U.N. human rights chief said Friday
Iranian security forces may have killed more than 1,000 people in response to recent protests over gasoline-price hikes, a senior U.S. State Department official said on December 5.
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei says that families whose loved ones ‘lost their lives in any way during the demonstrations’ will be ‘paid their blood money as restitution’.
On December 4, 2019, the Branch 28 of Tehran Revolutionary Court headed by judge Mohammad Moghiseh sentenced Neda Naji to five years and six months in prison. Based on the Article 134 of Iran’s Islamic Penal Code, the charge with the highest penalty will be considered; this means that Neda Naji should serve five years in prison.
This eyewitness report sheds some light on the brutal crackdown that had, until just the last few days, remained largely obscured from global attention due to an internet shutdown after nationwide protests spread on November 16, triggered by the increase in fuel prices
In the two weeks since protests broke out in Iran following a 50% hike in gasoline prices, demonstrations have claimed the lives of at least 208 people as government security forces disappear thousands of dissidents and gun down protestors in the streets
Protests in Iran are a sign of “real popular dissatisfaction” with the country’s leaders, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Wednesday
Videos showing harrowing scenes of bleeding protestors, burning roadblocks and snipers on rooftops have emerged after Iran lifted a near-total internet blackout, opening a window onto what analysts say was one of Tehran’s bloodiest crackdowns
Narges Mohammadi, one of Iran’s most prominent human rights activists, recently released a letter from Evin Prison, where she has been imprisoned since 2015, in which she speaks out against the state’s violent response to the protests that swept through Iran after the government announced a sharp gasoline price hike on November 15
The other trend I’m seeing is the striking contrast between what Middle East politics has long been about in Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, Libya and Yemen and what average people in these countries are now seeking