Iranians' struggle for democracy and human rights


Killed from 2,000 to more than 3,000


Killed at least 4 and detained from 1,200 to 1,400


Killed at least 100 and detained at least 4,000


Killed at least 22 and detained at least 3,700


Killed at least 304 and detained at least 7,000


Detained at least 30


Killed more than 500, executed 7 as of May 2023 and detained nearly 20,000

Protesters killed since 1979


Nasrin Sotoudeh

Activists Nasrin Sotoudeh Nasrin Sotoudeh, 60, is a human rights lawyer in Iran. She has represented imprisoned Iranian opposition activists and politicians following the disputed June 2009 Iranian presidential elections and prisoners sentenced to death for crimes committed when they were minors. Her clients have

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Jafar Panahi

Activists Nasrin Sotoudeh Jafar Panahi, 63, is an Iranian film director, screenwriter, and film editor, commonly associated with the Iranian New Wave film movement. After several years of making short films and working as an assistant director for fellow Iranian filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami, Panahi achieved

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Narges Mohammadi

Activists Narges Mohammadi Narges Mohammadi, 51, is an Iranian human rights activist and the vice president of the Defenders of Human Rights Center (DHRC), headed by Nobel Peace Prize laureate Shirin Ebadi. In May 2016, she was sentenced in Tehran to 16 years’ imprisonment for

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Protesters executed since 1979


Iran’s ‘morality police’ resume patrols 10 months after nationwide protests

Almost 10 months after Mahsa Amini died in police custody, triggering weeks of protest across Iran, police vans are again patrolling the country’s streets looking for women who are not wearing the hijab “correctly”. Now, however, the vans and officers will not bear the name “morality police”, and patrolmen will be wearing body cameras. The announcement on Sunday followed widespread reports that unmarked vans had been spotted on the streets of cities such as Tehran and Shiraz, stopping people not wearing the hijab. The move has already prompted demonstrations: on Sunday, protesters took to the streets in Rasht after three women were reportedly arrested…

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Protesters arrested since 1979


Young Iranian protesters explain what keeps them going

I’m a teenaged girl. And I want a future. I want happiness. I want a good life. I want a good home, good car, good – I don’t know – husband, maybe. I cannot have better future in this country, in this situation. So I think it’s for freedom. It’s for have a better future. It’s for have a better days. We don’t have them. So I just want a happiness and I don’t have it. No one have it…

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Iran’s protest movement and its future

A month and a half ago, protests erupted in Iran after 22-year-old Mahsa Amini died in the custody of Iran’s morality police. The morality police regulate Iran’s strict dress code for women. And as a result of Mahsa Amini’s killing, protesters began pouring into the streets without the mandated head coverings…

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Iran protests: Huge rally in Berlin in support

About 80,000 Iranians and their supporters have marched in Berlin, German police say, in solidarity with ongoing protests in Iran. Saturday’s rally in the German capital is believed to have been the biggest so far held by the Iranian diaspora. Iranians from across Europe chanted the slogan of the protesters “Women, Life and Liberty!”…

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Public Outrage: A Look at Protest Movements in Iran and the Arab World

Widespread protests have engulfed the streets of Iran following the death of Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old from Iranian Kurdistan. This is yet another wave of protests against the Islamic Republic and its conservative political rule since 2009. At the same time, the Arab world has witnessed various waves of social movements starting in 2011…

How Iran's history is fuelling the Mahsa Amini protests

The news of Mahsa Amini’s death in police custody has sparked protests across Iran, mainly being led by Iranian girls and women. But it’s not the first time they have been at the forefront of revolution. The significant gains made for the rights of women under the dictator Reza shah, were all but changed during the 1979 Islamic revolution. And some of the powerful ways women are protesting now has its roots in Iran’s rich history…

Iran executes three men over anti-government protests

Authorities in Iran have executed three men sentenced to death in connection with the nationwide anti-government protests last year, the judiciary says. The three were convicted over their alleged involvement in a gun attack that killed three security personnel in Isfahan in November. Amnesty International says they were subjected to unfair trials and allegedly tortured. Four other protesters have been hanged since December…

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