Mon July 10, 2023 – By Celine Alkhaldi, Jomana Karadsheh and Adam Pourahmadi, CNN-Dissident Iranian rapper Toomaj Salehi, arrested last October for supporting the protest movement in Iran last year, has been sentenced to six years and three months in prison, his official Twitter page said Monday.
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May 19, 2023-abc News-By The Associated Press- Iran has executed three men accused of deadly violence during last year’s anti-government protests despite objections from human rights groups.
2022-11-30-BBC News- By David Gritten- A man is reported to have been killed by security forces in northern Iran, as anti-government protesters publicly celebrated the national football team’s elimination from the World Cup.
November 30, 2022 – The Washington Post- By Victoria Bisset- Toomaj Salehi is no stranger to controversy. Last year, the Iranian rapper was arrested for songs criticizing the government and denouncing those he described as apologists for the Iranian government abroad.
A random encounter led a photographer to document murderers once on Iran’s death row, where inmates can be reprieved, often at the gallows, but only if they can pay blood money
Thu 10 Nov 2022-The Guardian- by Ramita Navai. Photographs by Enayat Asadi –
Athick, crisp layer of snow covered everything in sight. A sheet of white, broken only by a sludge-smeared two-lane road that cut through the landscape like a knife parting a wedding cake. Enayat Asadi was miles from the nearest town; the photographer had not seen another soul for hours.
November 10, 2022- CBS News- By Khaled Wassef, Tucker Reals- As Iran’s military warns it is prepared to step in and quash a wave of anti-government protests, a new trend has emerged in Iran aimed squarely at embarrassing and belittling the Islamic republic’s ruling elite. Videos showing young protesters running past and knocking the turbans off the heads of unsuspecting Islamic clerics in public have swept across the internet in recent weeks.
Thu November 10, 2022- CNN — By Celine Alkhaldi, Iranian officials said they have identified the “Iran International agent” arrested Thursday as Elham Afkari, the sister of famous Iranian wrestler Navid Afkari, who was executed two years ago, according to state news agency IRNA.
2022-11-10- The Guardian-by Golriz Ghahraman- Casting so many Iranians into exile is one of the worst acts of these terrorists masquerading as leaders. But it could also be their downfall
November 10, 2022-The Washington POST – By Babak Dehghanpisheh- Hundreds of doctors gathered outside Iran’s Medical Council in Tehran on Oct. 26 to take a stand — protesting the presence of security forces in hospitals and the arrest and intimidation of their colleagues during two months of nationwide unrest.
2022-11-09-BBC- Anti-government protests in Iran have entered an eighth week, despite a crackdown by security forces in which local human rights activists say at least 328 people have been killed and 14,800 others have been detained.