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

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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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…

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Iran executes three men over anti-government protests

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…

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