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Free Shiva 5

Student activist arrested, brutalized, and in grave danger at Evin Prison

Iranian authorities have abducted, beaten and imprisoned a student opposition leader, who is in danger of torture or death. Supporters have begun an international solidarity campaign to free her. Shiva Kamalipour Azad is a courageous 29 year-old journalist and executive […]

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Almost nobody showed up for the regime's anti-western protest.

Tiny turnout for anti-US protest in Tehran

A single police van could have taken away all the Iranians who protested at the United Nations building in Tehran on March 30. But there was no need for

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Gulf states weigh mass expulsion of Iran agents

Saying that they can no longer look the other way while the Iranian regime subverts the Middle East, the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) is readying to

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Citizen videos show widespread defiance across Iran

Videos shot by ordinary citizens celebrating the Persian New Year season show widespread defiance of the regime across Iran. Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei decreed that there be no

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Regime voices fear of internal criticism, revealing fragility of leadership

As an $11 billion oil theft scandal unfolds at the seniormost levels of the Islamic Republic, Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei has said that any official criticism

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Students bring banned bonfires to Khamenei’s doorstep

Bonfire near the regime's nerve center: Defying a ban on celebrations of Iran's traditional marking of springtime, youths are shown in this video taking control of Jami

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3 killed, 500 arrested in Shiraz and Tehran

Defying a regime fatwa that banned celebration of Iran's popular pre-Islamic springtime holiday, Iranians turned a cultural event into a political protest March 16 -- and

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Young people defy security forces at spring festival

Young Iranians across the country turned out to defy security forces and celebrate Chahar Shanbeh Soori, the pre-Islamic festival marking the start of spring. The democratic underground has

Chahar Shanbeh Soori 2011

Happy Chahar Shanbeh Soori. The darkness will be over soon.

Iranians around the world are celebrating Chahar Shanbeh Soori, the pre-Islamic celebration of springtime. Marked with jumping over fires and setting off fireworks, the celebration occurs annually on

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‘Child soldiers’ brought in from countryside to suppress protests

Children as young as age 12 have been recruited from Iran's countryside with promises of food, and armed with riot control gear to repress protesters in Tehran. The