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It is allied to exiled Iranian dissident movement Mujahedin-e Khalq (MEK), which leads the France-based National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) and advocates the "overthrow" of "religious dictatorship” in Iran. Islamist clerics have led the nation since its 1979 Islamic Revolution. 'Moment of real ...
Iran's rulers have always been disdainful of the Fire Festival, an ancient Persian tradition that takes place on the last Tuesday before the Iranian New Year, ... and individuals with ties to the Revolutionary Guards, the notorious military body that is in charge of suppressing dissidents and exporting terrorism.

The rising capabilities of Iranian hackers came to the fore in 2017 when hacker groups like Helix Kitten, Charming Kitten, and Volatile Kitten launched ... by Iran following the 2009 presidential election and has ever since been used to target and to monitor domestic audiences and silence dissident voices.
The “ground is ready for development of co-operation with Qatar and we are doing our best to have stronger relations with Doha,” the Deputy Commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps' told Iran's news agency IRNA on Tuesday. The Revolutionary Guard is the primary force behind Iranian ...
Fear of Iranian meddling has prompted Bahrain to revoke the citizenship of a top Shia religious figures and to jail others. Bahrain also accuses Iran of being behind several bomb attacks on its security forces since 2011. In the face of Tehran's attempts to inflame identity politics and breed discontent between ...
Disregarding comments made by the supreme leader and his allies on the role of “the enemy” and “exiled dissidents” in the recent uprising in Iran, Interior ... Khamenei's statements on Twitter and via Iranian media sharpened the contrast between his position and that of Rouhani on the real causes of the ...

The United Nations Human Rights Council urged on Monday Iran to respect human rights, reported the Saudi Press Agency (SPA). ... The United States condemned the Iranian government's crackdown against anti-regime demonstrators last December and called on authorities to cooperate fully with the ...
Prominent Iranian physicist, human rights activist, and political prisoner Narges Mohammadi has lambasted the Islamic Republic's judiciary as a part of “dictatorship structure” ruling Iran. “Describing the Islamic Republic's judiciary as an independent body is a deceitful and ridiculous claim,” Ms. Mohammadi ...
They're the result of a social media campaign, led by New York-based journalist and activist Masih Alinejad, that aims to end Iran's mandatory hijab dress code, imposed after the 1979 Islamic ... Her work representing activists, dissidents and journalists has attracted the ire of Iranian authorities for years.
TEHRAN — Three Iranian police officers and two paramilitary troops were killed overnight during clashes with members of a Sufi Islam order in ... But Mr. Tabandeh began to associate himself and his followers with dissidents, including Mehdi Karroubi, the 2009 presidential challenger who has been under ...
For several years, we have conducted research on targeted attacks against civil society and activists in Iran and elsewhere. ... Few Iranian dissidents were surprised when hackers performed denial of service (DDoS) attacks against American banks, apparently at the behest of the Iranian government in ...
The greater freedom of publishing and demonstrating in Iran is ignored in the West, but is now an accepted feature of a critical, well-educated broad population. Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said that people have genuine grievances that should be addressed by the government, but ...
The two-week protest movement that rocked cities across Iran earlier this year has largely subsided, but the fallout from the government's harsh response has just begun. ... As an Iranian-born scholar, I see this daily vigil as a warning to the government: Violence against dissidents will not go unnoticed.
"Establishment feminists: 'If you want your man to be energized for a month, follow the expert's advice,'" Iranian dissident journalist Isa Saharkhiz, who has spent time in jail following his criticism of the Iranian establishment, tweeted alongside a clip of the show. "State TV expert calls on women to massage ...
The talks were held separately on Tuesday on the sidelines of the Syrian National Dialogue Congress brokered by Russia, Iran, and Turkey in Sochi. During the talks, Jaberi Ansari and the Syrian dissidents exchanged views on the subjects discussed during the Syrian National Dialogue Congress and ...
14, two detained activists, Saro Ghahremani and Ali Poladi, died in prison, reportedly from torture. Now, family members have begun gathering by the thousands outside Iranian jails. As an Iranian-born scholar, I see this vigil as a warning to the government: Violence against dissidents will not go unnoticed.
Iran has been linked to the assassination of multiple dissidents, mostly Kurds and MEK members, throughout Europe. In 1992, four Iranian-Kurdish opposition leaders were assassinated in a Berlin restaurant by Iranian agents. The assassination in Berlin, and another three years earlier against Kurdish ...

Siavash Safavi is a dissident from Iran now living in Toronto, Canada. Born in Tehran he moved to the north of Iran with his family when he was very young. Seven years ago he fled Iran after being arrested for political protests against the regime and escaped to Canada via Turkey. Over Christmas, 2016 an ...
Heralding Iranian protesters. However, prior to the ban and bypassing the notorious Great Firewall in China – which blocks access to many foreign news media and websites - dissidents and netizens still managed to make their voices heard on social media. “Marking the first day of 2018, the people of Iran ...
At the time of writing, Iranian security forces have killed at least 21 protesters, and hundreds have been arrested. The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps has now been deployed, which is bad news for the dissidents. The IRGC's role is to “safeguard the revolution and its achievements,” which essentially ...
Iran has long spied on the online activities of dissidents, but it has recently turned to cyberespionage campaigns aimed at the United States, according to recent reports by security firms. Those campaigns have left a trail of digital crumbs, allowing researchers to paint a vivid picture of whom Iranian hackers ...
That's several years before Iran stepped up its cyberwarfare capabilities in response to the 2010 revelation of the Stuxnet virus attack. Infy has since become one of the primary malware agents operating out of Iran, with a particular focus on Iranian civil society, according to a 2016 paper by researchers ...
But Jarrar is a determined dissident, so her place is in jail, with or (mainly) without trial. This is how dictatorships fight for their existence. Whether its Putins Russia, Erdogans Turkey, Iran, China or North Korea – dissidents are put in jail. Jarrars confinement puts Israel on the same plane as those countries ...
According to Iranian state television, Mr Rouhani told Mr Macron: “We criticise the fact that a terrorist group has a base in France and acts against the people of Iran and encourages violence. “We expect the French government to act against this terrorist group,”. Mr Rouhani was referring to the Mujahadin-e ...
That's several years before Iran stepped up its cyber warfare capabilities in response to the 2010 revelation of the Stuxnet virus attack. Infy has since become one of the primary malware agents operating out of Iran, with a particular focus on Iranian civil society, according to a 2016 paper by researchers ...
Even simple declarations can make a difference; former Soviet dissidents have testified that America's public support gave them the courage to continue resisting communist dictatorship. The recent declarations of support for Iranian protesters by the White House and members of Congress strike the right ...
Iran's president, Hassan Rouhani, warned dissidents against disturbing the peace on Sunday, while police dispersed crowds with tear gas and water cannon overnight. Mr Rouhani and Mr Trump have landed verbal blows over the protests in recent days. The Iranian president has said Mr Trump has “no ...
MANHATTAN (CN) – The U.S. government's key witness in a trial over billions of dollars funneled to Iran implicated Turkish President Recep Tayyip ... But Atilla, according to Zarrab, was necessary to formulate a scheme to disguise Iranian assets in the form of food aid, which prosecutors claim to have been ...
The Arkansas senator, who served as an Army officer in the Iraq War, has also advocated supporting Iranian dissidents and ethnic and religious minorities. The Obama administration ruled out regime change as a policy goal and limited covert action by the CIA to disrupt Iran's nuclear program, former ...
The Iranian regime has been launching crackdowns even more brutal than usual against activists in the region and across Iran, fearing an uprising, with ... Ahwazi activists and other supporters of freedom at home and abroad have come together to show solidarity with the persecuted dissidents of Ahwaz, ...
Tehran's ban on any contact with Israel has led to another case of an Iranian athlete being ordered to lose during an international competition. ... Meanwhile, Ali Resa Karimi posted a line from a well-known song by exiled Iranian dissident Dariush Eghbali via his Instagram account: "Silence is the last ...
Their deaths were part of a series of extrajudicial killings of Iranian dissidents and intellectuals that later came to be known as the "Chain Murders of Iran." Authorities said the agents responsible for the killings had acted "arbitrarily." An investigative journalist and activists suggested that senior officials had ...
As far as anyone knows, Levinson is still there. Iran possesses an extremely capable and ruthless intelligence service with international reach. It would not surprise me in the least to learn Iranian agents had the Amsterdam dissident's blood on their hands, just like they did in the hit in Bethesda in 1980.
FAIR also points out the media's false accusation that Iran has a nuclear weapons program. Meanwhile there is silence about the secret Israeli ...
American Physical Society to Campaign For Iranian Rights Activist ... on the Islamic Republic of Iran to free a prominent Iranian human rights activist, ... suppressing dissidents and human rights defenders,” Ganjbakhsh notes, ...
The Iranian Resistance Welcomes the New US Iran Strategy ... Execution of over 120,000 dissidents since 1981, and more specifically the ...
Rhodes found out about the Iranian action earlier that morning but was trying ... The way in which most Americans have heard the story of the Iran deal ... that the lives of these young beautiful dissidents were simply a price he had ... to the human suffering and cries of the Iranian dissident population, nor the ...
President Trump's handling of the Iran nuclear agreement prompted ... That's when Iranian revolutionaries seized the U.S. embassy in Tehran and ... who have been in charge have not exactly been kind to dissidents either.
Today, the president announced he is “decertifying” the Iran deal ... In 2002, Iranian dissidents [the National Council of Resistance of Iran] ...
People stage a protest against the recent execution by Iran of up to 20 ... when in 1981 and 1982 executed Iranian dissidents by thousands.
Iranian Telecommunications Minister Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi ... An independent news channel based outside of Iran with more than ...
Kurdish officials said Monday that Iran had deployed a dozen tanks to the border crossing at Parviz Khan, and Iraqi and Iranian troops ...
The accusations came after Bahrain was one of four countries to cut ties with Qatar in June over alleged support for Islamist extremism and ties with Shiite-dominated Iran. Doha denies the allegations. Ruled for more than 200 years by the Sunni Al-Khalifa dynasty, Bahrain is home to a Shiite majority that for ...
I doubt if it has ever crossed Trump's mind that by cutting Iran in he could ... Akbar Ganji, an Iranian journalist and dissident, wrote in Foreign ...
Saudi social media users have been outraged by two dissident ... both pro- and anti-government players, managed to gain a draw against Iran ...
Thousands of Iranian pilgrims are participating in an annual hajj in Saudi ... Iran, which was already a rival of Saudi Arabia, challenged the country's ... the execution of a Shiite dissident cleric attacked the Saudi embassy in ...
Iran continues to be the leading state sponsor of terrorism and the ... U.S. to protect the Iranian dissidents and ensure their safety and security.
Ebrahim Yazdi, an Iranian political activist and American-trained cancer ... only to emerge as a prominent dissident against an Islamic revolutionary regime ... one of the few outspoken dissidents largely allowed to go about his business ... Movement of Iran and belonged to underground groups that aimed to ...
Ebrahim Yazdi, an Iranian political activist and American-trained cancer ... only to emerge as a prominent dissident against an Islamic revolutionary regime ... one of the few outspoken dissidents largely allowed to go about his business ... Movement of Iran and belonged to underground groups that aimed to ...
Iran's official Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) has reported that one of the country's most influential dissident politicians who once served ...


 

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