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# Iran

Last month
May 2023
# Relief
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.
# bernard phelan
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.
This year
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.
# bernard phelan
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.
# Civil War
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
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.
# Trump
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.
# met police
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’.
# Protests
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.
# humanitarian release
Tánaiste holds hour-long phone call with Iranian counterpart seeking release of Irishman
Phelan’s health is understood to have deteriorated since his detention.
# ammunition
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.
# bernard phelan
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
# Alireza Akbari
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.
# Mahsa Amini
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.
# Arrests
German police arrest Iranian man in chemical terror attack plot
German security services were tipped off to the suspect by the American FBI.
# Duesseldorf
Iranian man held in Germany suspected of chemical terror plot
Cyanide and ricin had allegedly been obtained.
# Iran
Iran executes two more men in connection with protests
It brings the total executions in Iran following the protests to four.
# Iran
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
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
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.
# Mahsa Amini
Iran's President vows 'no mercy' for 'hostile' protest movement
Protests were triggered by the 16 September death of Mahsa Amini.
# Saman Seydi
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.
# Tehran
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.
# Tehran
Iran ousted from UN women's rights body over protest crackdown
The US led the campaign for Iran’s removal.
# Iran
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.
# FIFPro
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.
# Mahsa Amini protests
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.
# Protests
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.
# Protests
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
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
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”.
# Iran
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.
# christian victory
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.
# Iran
Ireland’s Tehran embassy reopening ‘under review’, says Coveney
Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney said it “makes sense” to have an embassy in the Iranian capital, despite concerns.
# Not happy
Iran complain to Fifa over removal of Islamic Republic symbol in US social media posts
The US infuriated their opponents by posting altered images of Iran’s flag.
# supreme leader
Iran arrests niece of leader Ayatollah Khamenei after condemning regime, brother claims
Farideh Moradkhani’s brother has said she was arrested for criticising her uncle’s regime
# dear jurgen
Iran boss Queiroz calls Jurgen Klinsmann out on Twitter over 'their culture' comments
Klinsmann said Iran ‘worked the referee’ in defeating Wales, comments the Iran boss has labelled as a ‘disgrace.’
# stunning scenes
Two late, late goals earn Iran tear-soaked win over Wales
Goals in the 98th and 101st minutes saw Iran make light of intense political pressure back home.