Category Archives: Iran

Police in Tehran say women will no longer be arrested for not wearing a hijab

Authorities in Iran’s capital city Tehran announced that women who walk around in public without the proper head coverings will no longer be arrested. Compulsory hijab has been the law of the land in Iran since the 1979 revolution. Women have been compelled to wear a strictly-enforced conservative dress code consisting off a headscarf to cover their hair and long loose fitting clothing ever since.

Iran wants U.S., EU to ‘make nuclear deal successful’

The United States and its European allies should ensure the 2015 nuclear deal is a success before demanding to negotiate on other issues such as Tehran’s regional activities or ballistic missile program, Iran’s deputy foreign minister said on Thursday, February 8, according to IRNA.

Iran: What Is Going On?

Demonstrations have taken place in several cities across Iran since 28 December. It should be remembered that Iran is a heavily populated country, with a population of 82 million, where a Farsi (Persian)-speaking majority coexists with many national minorities: Kurdish, Azeri, Baluch, Arab, etc. The repression has already resulted in many victims and several hundred arrests.

Iran: Workers demand democracy and freedom against poverty, corruption and repression

With the demonstrations starting on 28 December 2017, Iran faces widespread protests against the rising cost of living. The protests quickly spread to many cities as people raised their voices against poverty, corruption and embezzlement by officials, and brutal political repression.

Behind the Iran Protests

By Narges Bajoghli

“I’m in university now, but I know it’s a waste of time. I won’t have a job after this. I wouldn’t have a job if I didn’t go to university. I’m just waiting out four years. But there’s no future for me . . . for any of us.”