Iran


United States Sanctions Against Iran Revive Historic Tensions

Citizens of Iran have gathered in Tehran this week, commemorating the 39th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution. November 4th is an annual celebration in Iran; a demonstration symbolising unity and coherence, independence, the Islamic Republic and the ‘struggle against arrogance’, Iran Press reports. But this year the day coincides with fresh […]


Iran’s Student Activists Denied An Education

In Iran, the right to education is being stripped from activists. Iranian authorities have been preventing student activists from receiving a graduate education by placing a “star” on their applications, which specify that their application is “missing documents.” Zia Nabavi, an activist and student who was ranked ninth out of over […]


Iran Launches Missiles Into Syria: Death to America and the House of Saud

Tensions flare on the Iraq-Syria border as Iran and the United States fight for dominance in the Middle East. The latest attack launched by Iran in the early hours of October is said to be retaliatory. Iran claims to have been aiming at jihadists suspected of attacking the Iranian city […]


The 1,114 Civilian Casualities In The Never-Ending War Against ISIS

On September 27th, 2018, the United States-led coalition against ISIS admitted to killing 1,114 civilians in Iraq and Syria alone. In the four-year period between August 2014 and August 2018, the coalition had conducted more than 30,000 strikes and had reportedly investigated all ‘credible’ civilian casualty reports. However, critics claim […]


Tensions Between Tehran and Washington Escalate After Recent ICJ Ruling

On October 3, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) made a historic ruling in the case Islamic Republic of Iran v. United States of America, ruling that U.S. sanctions on Iran must exempt humanitarian goods.  The case was brought before the United Nations judicial body by Iran in July, in […]


Iran Violates Human Rights Laws In Execution Of Zeinab Sekaanvand

Zeinab Sekaanvand, a 24-year-old Kurdish national, was executed in Iran’s Urumieh Central Prison on Tuesday, October the 2nd. Accused of murdering her husband in 2012 at the mere age of 17, Zeinab had not received a fair trial. Philip Luther, Amnesty’s Research and Advocacy Director for the Middle East and […]


Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Vows To Avenge Ahvaz Attack

The leader of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard has vowed “revenge” on the U.S. over the recent Ahvaz terror attack. According to Al-Jazeera, the attack took place during the annual military parade held in Ahvaz. It killed 29 people and injured 70 more, with both military personnel and civilians among the casualties. […]