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# Iran

Last week
29th January 2023 - 4th February 2023
# 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.
Last month
January 2023
Voices
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
2022
# 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.
Voices
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.
# Human Rights
UN human rights council eyes investigation of Iran's crackdown on protests
Over 360 people, including 47 children, have been killed in the crackdown according to human rights groups
# Reaction
Manager Queiroz says protesting Iran fans 'should stay at home'
Iran fans jeered during the national anthem ahead of today’s defeat to England, which the manager took as an attack on his players.
# Political Football
England show World Cup credentials in game to be remembered for Iran's brave protest
The Iranian players refused to sing their national anthem in a 6-2 loss to England in Qatar.
# Protest
Iran team do not sing national anthem before first World Cup game
Iranian players did not sing the anthem in support of anti-government protesters in their country.
# more problems
Technical issues with Fifa tickets app causes delays ahead of England's opening game
Vast swathes of empty seats were visible as the match kicked off.
# hijab
Iran arrests two top actors who removed headscarves, state media reports
Iran’s clerical leadership has been shaken by more than two months of women-led demonstrations
# Iran
47 children among at least 378 killed in Iran crackdown, according to new toll
Iran has been gripped by protests that erupted over Mahsa Amini’s death on 16 September.
# factcheck
FactCheck: Iranian protesters have been arrested & killed, but 15,000 aren't sentenced to death
Justin Trudeau helped spread the claim, but later deleted his tweet.
# Middle East
Oil tanker ‘hit by bomb-carrying drone’ off coast of Oman
The tanker is owned by an Israeli billionaire and suspicion has fallen on Iran.