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A drinking trough, near Dezful, Khuzestan Province, Iran, 13 April 2015, DeAgostini/Getty Images

Iran: Water protests face deadly response from authorities

Protests over access to clean water in southwestern Khuzestan Province have resulted in the death of at least three demonstrators, says Human Rights Watch.

Iranian-American activist and journalist Masih Alinejad, 28 March 2018, Wikimedia Commons, Kambiz Foroohar, Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0)

‘Are you coming, or should we come for you?’: Iran’s foiled plot to kidnap an Iranian-American activist

An FBI investigation revealing a plot by Iranian intelligence to kidnap US-based, Iranian-American activist and journalist Masih Alinejad, points to an alarming sign of Iran’s increasingly brazen transnational repression, says ARTICLE 19.

A woman walks past some of the thousands of photos of people killed in Iran during the 1988 massacre as well as during more recent anti-regime uprisings, at a photo exhibit near the US Capitol in Washington, DC, U.S., 4 September 2020, SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images

Iran: Ebrahim Raisi’s election win underscores ongoing crisis of impunity

With a heinous record of human rights violations, the victory of Iran’s judiciary chief Ebrahim Raisi in a flawed presidential election demonstrates Iran’s unabated endemic impunity, says ARTICLE 19.