By Jubin Katiraie
Thirty people, including several university students, have been arrested during the vigils and protests in Iran over the shooting down of a Ukrainian plane last week that killed all 176 people on board, according to the judiciary representative Gholamhossein Esmaili.
As more news comes out about the crackdown on the Iranian uprising, we’re hearing of horrific crimes against humanity being committed, including deaths under torture.
By Pooya Stone
After several days, the Iranian government was compelled to admit that the Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) anti-aircraft system shot down a Ukrainian passenger airliner that crashed north of Tehran on Wednesday.
Despite a bloody crackdown on the protesters in Iran, the resistance units of Iran’s main opposing group the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI-MEK) continue their activities in major cities in Iran.
As expected, the Iranian uprising that sparked on November 15 is once again restored in the capital Tehran. However, this time it was ignited by the catastrophic crash of the Ukrainian civil airliner that left all 176 innocent passengers and crew dead.
By Jubin Katiraie
Just days after partially restoring internetaccess to the Iranian people, following a week-long shutdown, the Iranian authorities have a new plan to further limit internet access because they fear the eruption of more popular protests.
One after another, Iranian officials acknowledge that their security forces shot and killed innocent people during the bloody crackdown on recent protests.
After the Iranian government mercilessly cracked down on protesters, the main question is, did officials truly achieve a “victory” as they try to persuade the people and the world? Could they permanently defeat the protests and their motives? Or, is the Iranian government still faced with a serious threat?
Around two weeks pass from the gas prices hikes in Iran which flamed nationwide protests across the country. As always, the government responded to the people's rightful grievances with an iron fist. The security forces made a total bloodbath in different cities and towns by killing more than 450 protesters and wounding thousands.
With over 1,000 Iranian protesters reported dead at the hands of the state’s security apparatus in less than two weeks, another 4,000 wounded, and over 12,000 arrested and facing the death penalty, why is the nationwide uprising that has spread to 187 Iranian cities getting barely any coverage in European media?
During recent protests in Iran, protesters time and again targeted banks and financial institutes and set them ablaze. However, there is a question of why are the Iranian people torching these centers? And eventually, aren't people supposed to answer their economic grievances through these financial systems?
During the nationwide Iran protests that shook the country last November, 400 female protesters were killed because they advocated for freedom and democracy. That’s almost a third of the protesters killed overall. They also make up a significant number of the 12,000 arrested and 4,000 wounded during the uprising