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Several citizens were killed during protests in recent weeks, Kurdish death row

Kurdistan Human Rights Association - 2018-02-16 17:08
KMMk: Following mass and media pressures on the deaths of detainees during the events in Dimaah, the president of the Iranian government has set up a four-member committee to track the deaths of the detainees. “Hassan Rouhani” Iran’s President has ordered ...

Watch: Iranian Kurdistan Protests Turkish Assault on Afrin

BAS News - 2018-01-24 15:15
ERBIL — Scores of Iranian Kurds took to the streets on Wednesday to condemn the Turkish military attacks against Syrian Kurds in Afrin. Amateur footages circulating on social media show Iranian security forces attempting to disperse the gathering while p ...

Iran’s Protests: Time to Reform

International Crisis Group - 2018-01-16 20:17
Without addressing head-on the drivers of the protests and pursuing popular reform, the Iranian leaders are only buying time until the next standoff between the state and the society. ...

The Iranian regime tortures another protestor to death

ANHA - 2018-01-16 12:55
NEWS DESK- The Iranian regime has killed another protestor who participated in the protests under torture, thus the number of the protestors who lost their lives due to torturing reached 9 people. According to “Freedom for Political Detainees Committee”, ...

3,700 Iranian Protesters Detained, Two Committed Suicide

BAS News - 2018-01-09 18:50
ERBIL — As the result to a crackdown on the recent angry anti-government protests across Iran, over 3,700 arrests have been made by Iranian security forces, a lawmaker said. Human rights activists and some government sources have confirmed that at least ...

A demonstrator dies in Tehran prison

BAS News - 2018-01-09 02:24
ERBIL — A 22-year-old man arrested during anti-government protests in Iran has died in Evin prison in the capital, Tehran. According to information obtained by two Iranian lawmakers, Sina Qanbari killed himself while under detention. He was among more th ...

Week in Brief: Protesters Face Repression

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2018-01-09 02:01
The “Week in brief” by Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) is a weekly review of the most important human rights news and developments from and about Iran’s Kurdish areas. Iran’s Kurdish regions militarized amid anti-government protests Iranian police, ...

Iranian FM: No Evidence to Prove Erbil Involved in Iran Protests

BAS News - 2018-01-08 23:23
ERBIL — A spokesperson for the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has rejected the claims by other senior officials of his country who accused the Kurdistan Region earlier of having a role in the ongoing angry protests across Iran. Secretary of Iran's E ...

PM Barzani: Accusing Erbil of Involvement in Iranian Protests is Laughable

BAS News - 2018-01-07 17:53
LODZ — The Prime Minister of Kurdistan Region, Nechirvan Barzani, responded to Tehran’s allegations stating that accusing Erbil of any involvement in the ongoing protests across Iran “seems more like comedy”. “Iran is an important neighbour to us, and we ...

KRG rejects Iran accusation that angry protests planned in Erbil

Waar Media - 2018-01-06 22:53
WAAR-DUHOK: The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) on Saturday rejected Tehran’s accusations claiming that the current protests across Iran are being planned in Erbil. “Citing Iranian Secretary of Iran’s Expediency Council and Mohsen Rezaei, Tasnim webs ...

KRG Responds to Iran’s Accusations of Protests Being Planned in Erbil

BAS News - 2018-01-06 20:03
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) on Saturday rejected Tehran’s accusations claiming that the current protests across Iran are being planned in Erbil. “Citing Iranian Secretary of Iran's Expediency Council and Mohsen Rezaei, Tasnim website ...

Iranian Cleric Accuses Erbil of Being Involved in Angry Protests

BAS News - 2018-01-06 00:42
ERBIL — An Iranian cleric has accused the Kurdistan Region and several other countries of masterminding the ongoing angry protests across Iran. Relating Erbil to Tehran’s bitter enemy, senior Iranian cleric Ahmed Khatami said on Friday that the Kurdistan ...

Iranian army commander offers to help police with protests

Waar Media - 2018-01-04 15:30
WAAR-DUHOK: Iran’s army chief said on Thursday police forces had already quelled anti-government unrest that has killed 21 people but that his troops were ready to intervene if needed, official media reported, as new state-sponsored protests were held. T ...

Week in Brief: Anti-government protests

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2018-01-04 02:01
The “Week in brief” by Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) is a weekly review of the most important human rights news and developments from and about Iran’s Kurdish areas. Iran forces arrest Kurdish anti-government protesters in Kermanshah Iranian secur ...

Habeeb: Protests in Iran; a natural result of despotism

ANHA - 2018-01-03 13:02
The member of Presidential Body of Democratic Syria Council Hikmat Habeeb stated that what happens in Iran of popular protests is result of despotism which is practiced by Iranian regime on all components and strata of Iranian society. ...

My coverage of Iran protests

Seth Frantzman - 2018-01-03 07:47
By SETH J. FRANTZMAN 1. New years lessons from Iran protests http://www.jpost.com/Middle-East/News-Years-lessons-from-the-Iranian-protests-521505 2. Iran protests: What we know http://www.jpost.com/Middle-East/Iran-protests-What-we-know-and-dont-know-5214 ...

Khamenei accused Iran’s enemies of supporting protests

ANHA - 2018-01-02 15:31
NEWS DESK- In his first comment on the protests and demonstrations that have marched in Iran since 5 days, the supreme leader of Iran Ayatollah Ali Khamenei accused Iran’s enemies of supporting the protests. The protests of the Iranian people against the ...

Iranian regime expands its prisons to put protesters there

ANHA - 2018-01-02 15:31
NEWS DESK- The public protests against the Iranian regime in Rojhilat Kurdistan “East Kurdistan” and all over the country are ongoing. On the other hand, information stated that the Iranian regime is expanding its prisons to put the protesters into them a ...

Watch: Protests Further Grow in Iranian Kurdistan

BAS News - 2018-01-01 21:32
ERBIL — On the fifth day of angry protests since its beginning, huge crowds of Iranian Kurds have taken to streets as gatherings continue on Monday. According to the information obtained by BasNews, people in Sanandaj and Kermanshah were chanting against ...

Reports of PUK Forces Rushing to Encounter Protests in Iranian Kurdistan

BAS News - 2018-01-01 21:32
ERBIL — Specially-trained armed forces of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) have reportedly been invited by Tehran to help the Islamic Republic of Iran with defeating the angry protests across the Kurdish cities. Locals who claim to have been witnes ...

12 protesters killed in Iran

ANHA - 2018-01-01 14:39
NEWDESK – 12 people have been killed by Security forces during protests for the 5 day in Iran and numbers the victims have risen continuously Iranian state television announced that 12 people had been killed in the protests in the country, claiming that t ...

Trump praises protests that swept across Iran

Waar Media - 2017-12-30 12:29
WAAR-DUHOK: U.S. President Donald Trump tweeted out his support early Saturday for the spontaneous protests against Iran’s strained economy that swept across the Islamic Republic Friday and Thursday. “Many reports of peaceful protests by Iranian citizens ...

Week in brief: More Kurds detained

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2017-09-19 02:00
Iran forces continue arresting Kurdish Baneh protesters The Iranian security forces have continued arresting Kurds who have been identified as participants of the recent Baneh protests against the killing of two civilian Kurdish Kolbar workers. Over 30 pe ...

Week in brief: Baneh protests

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2017-09-11 02:03
Around 5,000 Kurds protest in Iran’s Kurdish Baneh Some 5,000 Kurdish protesters took to the streets of Iran’s Kurdish cities to protest the recent killing of two civilian unarmed Kurdish Kolbar (porter) workers. Iranian security forces cracked down on t ...

10 Activists Go on Strike Against Killing of Kurdish Porters in Iran

BAS News - 2017-09-06 14:52
ERBIL — After the Iranian border guards killed two Kurdish porters, known as Kolbars, in Baneh district of Kurdistan Province, the people staged protests in the city and a number of activists began a strike against this unlawful practice of the Iranian s ...

Iranian Kurdish Opposition Parties Back Protests in Support of Kolbars

BAS News - 2017-09-05 18:41
ERBIL—Two Iranian Kurdish opposition parties condemned the killing of Kolbars (backpack carriers) by Iranian armed forces and voiced support for public rallies against killing them. The Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan (DPIK) and Kurdistan Democrati ...

Ahwazis Protest At Rigged Local Elections

Roji Kurd - 2017-05-27 00:17
Ahwazi Arab people have staged massive protests in front of the headquarters of the Iranian regime’s regional governor in Khuzestan (the Persian name for the colonised province) against what they said are the rigged results of recent local elections. The ...

Iran’s Arab minority holds protests, regime cracks down

Roji Kurd - 2017-02-23 00:02
Protests against electricity and water cuts, as well as heavy air pollution, are ongoing in the southwestern Iranian city of Ahwaz, which has an Arab-majority, situated in the resource-rich Khuzestan province. Sunday marked the sixth consecutive day of pr ...

Iranian palm writing campaign protests human rights violence

Kurdistan24 - 2016-10-19 20:47
A picture of Mohammadi writing "compulsory hijab breeds violence against women" on her palm went viral in the virtual world and now Iranian women write slogans on their palms to support Narges and deplore the injustice. (Photo: Archive) ...

Kurdish protests continue in Iran despite government crackdown

Aranews - 2016-10-09 00:51
ARA News MAHABAD – Iranian paramilitary forces arrested dozens of Kurdish activists on Friday amid continuing anti-government protests. The demonstrations broke out last Tuesday in Iran’s restive Kurdish region. Hundreds of angry Kurds took to the streets ...

Protests in Pishdar Area Turns Violence

BasNews - 2015-10-11 00:10
QALADIZA – Angry protesters on Friday attacked the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) office in the town of Qaladiza, in the north of Sulaymaniyah province, near the Iranian border and other nearby areas. Clashes broke out between protesters and security fo ...

North Kurdistan women protest for Ferinaz

ANF - 2015-05-08 19:13
Thousands of women in North Kurdistan staged protests to protest yesterday's incident in Mahabad city of East Kurdistan where a Kurdish woman committed suicide to avoid rape by Iranian intelligence (Itlaat) agents. ...

Peace mothers condemn the Iranian repression of the Kurds

ANF - 2014-12-17 14:09
The support actions for the hunger strike started by 29 political prisoners in the Urmiye Prison against the execution of the prisoners by the regime and the protests against the hostile attitude of t ...

Thousands protest executions in Iran

ANF - 2013-11-01 10:58
Thousands of people have marched to Turkish-Iranian border in order to protest the execution by Iran of two Kurdish political prisoners last week. The protests took place in front of the Esendere Cros ...

Kurds Protests over Iran Execution of Kurdish Political Prisoners

Peyamner - 2013-10-30 11:58
PNA - Iranian Kurds and members of Free Life Party of Kurdistan (PJAK) organized a peaceful demonstration today in front of Iran’s consulate in Erbil against the recent execution of three political Kurdish activists in Iran by Iranian Islamic Regime. ...

Ahmadinejad urges support for Iraqi unity

Peyamner - 2013-02-05 08:14
PNA - Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad urged regional countries on Monday to work for unity in Iraq, which has seen weeks of protests against Shi'ite Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, warning that any disturbance there would affect the whole Middle Eas ...
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