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Sunday 1 October 2023 Dublin: 16°C

# Iran

Last month
September 2023
Five US citizens who were jailed in Iran have been freed in a deal between both countries
US President Joe Biden has granted clemency to five Iranians who were jailed or awaiting trial for non-violent crimes.
Iran authorities prevent commemoration of Mahsa Amini who died in police custody last year
The protests sparked by Amini’s death a year ago saw security forces kill hundreds of protesters.
This year
Iran court orders US government to pay $330 million for 'planning coup'
Relatives of those killed in the coup filed a legal petition specifically accused the United States of “planning and executing” the coup
Iran orders two-day holiday due to extreme temperatures
In recent days cities and towns in Iran saw temperatures of up to 50C.
Putin says Wagner group ‘doesn’t exist’, as Ukraine airforce downs 16 Iranian-made drones
The Russian president said Wagner had rejected an offer to keep its troops in Ukraine.
Family of Bernard Phelan 'over the moon' to have Tipperary man home after Iran pardon
Bernard Phelan was pardoned on Friday by the Iranian government after he was detained on spying charges.
Iranian government pardons Irish citizen Bernard Phelan after imprisoning him on spying charges
The Irish/French citizen was arrested last year amid nationwide protests in the country.
Iran accused Bernard Phelan of spying during a crackdown on demonstrations last October.
A campaign by his family saw politicians and Amnesty International appeal for the 64 year old's release due to his failing health.
Phelan's release, alongside a French national, has been welcomed by Tánaiste Micheál Martin and France's Emmanuel Macron.
Opinion: Ireland can play its part in helping people pushing for freedom in Iran
Colin Lee is an experienced humanitarian worker – he outlines the ways in which the Irish government can help the people of Iran.
Family of jailed Irishman accused of spying in Iran bring their fight to the Embassy in Dublin
Supporters showed up with pictures of 64-year-old Bernard Phelan.
US air strikes kill 14 in Syria in retaliation for drone strike
A drone attack had killed one American contractor and wounded five US service personnel in Syria.
Iran arrests 'a number of people' over mystery poisonings of at least 5,000 school pupils
Scores of Iranian schools have been hit by poisonings since late November, with some being treated in hospital.
Iranian general says his country is still seeking to kill Trump
The regime is reportedly still pursuing revenge on the former US President who ordered a top Iranian commander to be assassinated in 2020.
Iranian TV channel halts London broadcasts after death threats from regime
Met Police and MI5 had foiled 15 plots ‘to either kidnap or even kill’ people seen as ‘enemies of the (Iranian) regime’.
Thousands of protesters in Iran pardoned by country's supreme leader
Supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, meanwhile, has agreed to pardon or commute the sentences of a ‘significant number’ of people.
Tánaiste holds hour-long phone call with Iranian counterpart seeking release of Irishman
Phelan’s health is understood to have deteriorated since his detention.
Drone attack reportedly hits Iran defence ministry complex
The drone strike comes at a tense time in Iran, which has been rocked by nationwide protests.
Irish Iranians: 'We cannot give in to this barbaric regime'
Irish Iranians show solidarity with protestors in Iran and ask European lawmakers to take decisive action against the regime.
France concerned for health of French-Irish citizen on hunger strike in Iran prison
Phelan, 64, was arrested in October while travelling through a town during protests and has been accused of spreading anti-regime propaganda
Rishi Sunak condemns 'callous' execution of British-Iranian man accused of spying
Tehran’s state media has announced that the former Iranian defence minister had been put to death.
Iran sentences three more to death over Amini protests
The Islamic republic has been rocked by civil unrest since the 16 September death of Mahsa Amini.
German police arrest Iranian man in chemical terror attack plot
German security services were tipped off to the suspect by the American FBI.
Iranian man held in Germany suspected of chemical terror plot
Cyanide and ricin had allegedly been obtained.
Iran executes two more men in connection with protests
It brings the total executions in Iran following the protests to four.
Iranian Revolutionary Guard shot dead in Tehran amid claims of botched burglary
Iran has been rocked by protests since the 16 September death of a woman who was arrested for allegedly violating the country’s female dress code.
Iran upholds two death sentences over protests, but orders retrial for three others
Iran has been rocked by demonstrations since the 16 September death in custody of Mahsa Amini.
Last year
Iran's top court orders retrial of third death row inmate sentenced over protests
Iran has been rocked by demonstrations since the 16 September death in custody of Mahsa Amini.
Iran's President vows 'no mercy' for 'hostile' protest movement
Protests were triggered by the 16 September death of Mahsa Amini.
Iran court orders retrial of rapper protester reportedly on death row
Iran has arrested thousands of people over protests following the death of Mahsa Amini.
Iranian actress Taraneh Alidoosti arrested after condemning execution of protester
Alidoosti, star of the Oscar-winning film The Salesman, was detained a week after she made a post on Instagram.
Opinion: Iran’s nod to International Human Rights Day was more repression of its people
Brendan McNamara highlights the cases of women activists of Bahá’i faith incarcerated in Iran.
Iran ousted from UN women's rights body over protest crackdown
The US led the campaign for Iran’s removal.
A doctor, rap artists and footballer among those facing death penalty in Iran
Iran has already executed two men who were detained and convicted amid nationwide protests challenging the country’s theocracy.
Footballer union 'sickened' as Iranian player risks death sentence
Amir Nasr-Azadani reportedly faces execution in Iran after campaigning for women’s rights and basic freedom in his country.
Iran publicly executes second prisoner detained amid protests challenging the country's theocracy
At least 488 people have been killed since the demonstrations began in mid-September, according to Human Rights Activists in Iran.
More Iranians at imminent risk of execution, according to human rights groups
The protests have lasted almost three months, having been sparked by the death of Mahsa Amini.
International outcry of 'inhumanity' as Iran carries out execution over Amini protests
Mohsen Shekari had been convicted and sentenced to death for blocking a street and wounding a paramilitary.
Iran carries out first known execution over Mahsa Amini protests
Demonstrations have swept Iran for nearly three months since Amini died after her arrest by the morality police.
Iran abolishes morality police after months of protests triggered by arrest of Mahsa Amini
The morality police were established to “spread the culture of modesty and hijab”.
Protest-hit Iran says it is reviewing mandatory headscarf law
Protests have swept Iran since the death in custody of Mahsa Amini, who was arrested by the morality police for allegedly flouting the sharia-based law.
Pulisic's first-half goal sends USA through and ends Iran's extraordinary World Cup
The USA will face the Netherlands in the last-16 after a 1-0 win.