The federal government is slapping sanctions on 34 Iranians and Iranian entities, including members of the country's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and morality police — but a Liberal member of Parliament says the sanctions are "too little, too late."
Women protesting the death of Mahsa Amini are targeting the compulsory veil – something central to the identity of Iran’s Islamic cleric-led rule. The protests are drawing on a long tradition of resistance among Iranian women.
Mahsa Amini’s death has reignited long-suppressed anger among Iranians over issues including the dress code for women and repression of individual rights. While the government is unlikely to make gestures of accommodation, the protests underline a fundamental change, with Iranians more willing to fight for their rights.
The police chief and at least eight other officers in the Indonesian city of Malang, where a stampede at a football stadium left 125 people dead, have been suspended, a national police spokesman said Monday.
Iran said Friday that nine foreigners were arrested during deadly street protests sparked by the death of Kurdish woman Mahsa Amini, as demonstrations across the country entered a third week amid gunfire.
Director General of Police, Prisons department, H K Lohia was found murdered under suspicious circumstances here with police suspecting his domestic help as the culprit, a senior police officer said.Additional Director General of Police, Jammu zone, Mukesh Singh said the domestic help is absconding and a search for him has started.The 57-year-old Lohia, a 1992 batch IPS officer, was found dead with his throat slit at his Udaiwala residence on the outskirts of Jammu.
Police firing tear gas after an Indonesian soccer match in an attempt to stop violence triggered a disastrous crush of fans making a panicked, chaotic run for the exits, leaving at least 125 people dead, most of them trampled upon or suffocated.
Former lawmaker and women’s rights advocate Faezeh Hashemi was arrested in Tehran and accused by state media of encouraging anti-government protests. Just days before her arrest, Hashemi, the outspoken daughter of former President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, expressed support for the protesters while accusing authorities of having a Taliban-like view of women.
Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi on Wednesday said that the death of a young woman in custody had "saddened" everyone in the Islamic Republic, but warned that "chaos" would not be accepted amid spreading violent protests over Mahsa Amini's death.
A football friendly to prepare for Qatar 2022 proved fertile grounds for Iranian protesters. The national team have now lent their support in the fight for the freedom of women in a country with a hard-line government.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called on Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi not to use "disproportionate force" against protesters who took to the streets after the death of a young woman in morality police custody, his spokesman said Tuesday.
Rights groups ‘extremely concerned’ about violent repression of demonstrations in Tehran and Isfahan
Iranian students have stepped up their protests in defiance of a crackdown by security forces, who allegedly cornered and shot a number of students at a prestigious university in Tehran on Sunday night.
Anti-government protests ignited by the death of a young woman in police custody in mid-September have spread around the country at various levels of intensity, revealing a cultural chasm between Iran’s educated youth and an elderly male religious establishment.
Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, responded publicly on Monday to the biggest protests in Iran in years, breaking weeks of silence to condemn what he called "rioting" and accuse the United States and Israel of planning the protests.
At least 129 people died at an Indonesian football stadium riot in which thousands of angry home fans invaded the pitch and police responded with tear gas that triggered a stampede, authorities said Sunday.
At least 125 people died over the weekend in Indonesia when a soccer match between two teams that were fierce rivals ended in a stampede, marking one of the world's worst stadium disasters in recent decades. The incident in East Java province has sparked outrage and grief in Indonesia, where sports commentators and activists have slammed what they see as an excessive use of force by police, and authorities have pledged to investigate.
Video posted on social media appears to show a crowd dispersing and shouting on a street outside Sharif University. In the clip, several people standing on an overpass overlooking the scene yelled insults towards police officers below, while the sound of what appears to be gunfire can be heard in the distance.
Another video posted from the same account appears to show security forces chasing dozens of students in the university’s underground car park. The account said dozens of students had been arrested.
Iranian security forces confronted students at the university, state media reported, in the latest sign of a deadly clampdown on nationwide protests that were ignited by the death in custody of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini
Many students at a prominent university in Tehran are protesting against the regime in Iran as part of a nationwide movement triggered by the death of Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old who died after being apprehended by the country's morality police. CNN correspondent Jomana Karadsheh speaks with a protester who says he will not stop demonstrating.