Iranian footballer sentenced to 26 years in prison over anti-government protests

Protesters hold a cardboard in Persian (Farsi) reading in English: 'Dont say anything to Mama' which is a quote from one of the executed Iranian protesters in front of the Brandenburg Gate during a rally to commemorate the victims of the Iranian regime in Berlin, Germany, 08 January 2023. EFE-EPA/CLEMENS BILAN

Tehran, Jan 9 (EFE).- An Iranian court has sentenced high-profile footballer Amir Nasr-Azadani to 26 years in prison for his alleged involvement in killing three security officers during nationwide anti-government protests. Mizan news agency reported on Monday that three more protesters were given the death penalty after being convicted for the murder of three Basij … Read more

Iran publicly executes second man over anti-government protests

A person holds a placard showing late Iranian woman Mahsa Amini with a message reading 'woman, life, freedom' outside the Iranian embassy in Rome, Italy, 10 December 2022, following the execution of a protester in Iran. EFE/EPA/RICCARDO ANTIMIANI ITALY OUT

Tehran, Dec 12 (EFE).- Iran on Monday executed a second person linked to the nationwide anti-government protests, despite international criticism following its first hanging last week. Majid Reza Rahnavard was publicly hanged in the holy city of Mashhad after he was sentenced to death for killing two members of the security forces, the judiciary’s Mizan … Read more

Iran disbands morality police but keeps headscarf law in place

Protesters run as they clash with police during a protest over the death of young Iranian woman Mahsa Amini, who died on 16 September after being arrested in Tehran for not wearing her hijab appropriately, in Tehran, Iran, 08 October 2022. EPA-EFE/STR

By Jamie Leon Tehran, Dec 7 (EFE).- While Iranian demonstrators secured a partial victory when the morality police were disbanded, the mandatory hijab law remains in effect across the Islamic Republic. After almost three months of protests that have led to more than 400 deaths and thousands of arrests, the Iranian authorities started to give … Read more

Iran issues 5 more death sentences, mulls blocking women’s bank accounts

Canberra (Australia).-File image of a demonstrator attending the Women Life Freedom protest in solidarity with citizens of Iran, outside Parliament House, in Canberra, Australia, 28 November 2022. EFE/EPA/LUKAS COCH

Tehran, Dec 6 (EFE).- Iran has sentenced five more people to death for allegedly participating in the protests that have gripped the country for nearly three months, the country’s judiciary announced on Tuesday.  The convicted protesters are accused of fatally stabbing a member of the Basij — volunteers in Iran’s paramilitary Revolutionary Guard— at the … Read more