Iran summons UK envoy for second time over Mahsa Amini protests

Iran summoned Britain’s ambassador for the second time since nationwide protests erupted last month, Iranian media said on Wednesday, stepping up accusations of a Western role in unrest sparked by young woman Mahsa Amini’s death in police custody. Iran has accused adversaries including the United States of orchestrating the unrest, which marks the biggest challenge… Read More Iran summons UK envoy for second time over Mahsa Amini protests

Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei gives full backing to police over Mahsa Amini protests

Iran’s supreme leader on Monday gave his full backing to security forces confronting protests ignited by the death of Mahsa Amini in custody, comments that could herald a harsher crackdown to quell unrest more than two weeks since she died. In his first remarks addressing the 22-year-old woman’s death after her arrest by morality police… Read More Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei gives full backing to police over Mahsa Amini protests

Iran arrests nine Europeans for alleged role in unrest

Iran, which has blamed “foreign enemies” for protests that swept the country after the death of a woman in police custody, has arrested nine European nationals for their role in the unrest, the Intelligence Ministry said on Friday. The detention of citizens of Germany, Poland, Italy, France, the Netherlands, Sweden and other countries is likely… Read More Iran arrests nine Europeans for alleged role in unrest

Scores reported dead as protests persist in Iran over death of Mahsa Amini

Protests continued in several cities across Iran on Thursday against the death of young woman in police custody, state and social media reported, as a human rights group said at least 83 people had been killed in nearly two weeks of demonstrations. Mahsa Amini, 22, from the Iranian Kurdish town of Saqez, was arrested this… Read More Scores reported dead as protests persist in Iran over death of Mahsa Amini

Casualties reported as Iranian security forces clash with protesters

Iranian riot police and security forces clashed with demonstrators in dozens of cities on Tuesday, state media and social media said, as protests raged on over the death of young Iranian woman Mahsa Amini in police custody. Amini, 22, from the northwestern Kurdish city of Saqez, was arrested on September 13 in Tehran for “unsuitable… Read More Casualties reported as Iranian security forces clash with protesters

Iran criticizes Western stance on protests over death of Mahsa Amini

Iran summoned the British and Norwegian ambassadors over what it called interference and hostile media coverage of the nationwide unrest triggered by the death of a woman detained by morality police. Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian also criticised U.S. support for “rioters” – the label Tehran has used for many who have joined the protests which… Read More Iran criticizes Western stance on protests over death of Mahsa Amini

Canada to impose sanctions on those responsible for death of Iranian woman Mahsa Amini

Canada will impose sanctions on those responsible for the death of 22-year-old Kurdish woman Mahsa Amini, including Iran’s so-called morality police and its leadership, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Monday. “We’ve seen Iran disregarding human rights time and time again, now we see it with the death of Mahsa Amini and the crackdown… Read More Canada to impose sanctions on those responsible for death of Iranian woman Mahsa Amini

Iran’s President Ebrahim Raisi says nation will act decisively following massive protests

Iran must deal decisively with protests which have swept the country after the death in custody of a woman detained by the Islamic Republic’s morality police, President Ebrahim Raisi said on Saturday. At least 41 people have been killed in the week-long unrest, state television said on Saturday. It said that toll was based on… Read More Iran’s President Ebrahim Raisi says nation will act decisively following massive protests