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Press Room

Iranian Authorities Carry Out Mass Arrests in Ruthless Crackdown on Protesters

The protest movement that was sparked in Iran by the killing of Mahsa Amini—a 22-year-old Kurdish-Iranian woman who was unjustly arrested and killed by the country’s so-called morality police—has continued into its third week and shows no sign of abating. Thousands of brave Iranians across the country are still demanding fundamental change only to be met with violence and suppression by the Islamic Republic. Amnesty International has confirmed the deaths of 52 people who were killed by authorities, but believes that the actual number of deaths is much higher, while Iran Human Rights—a Norway-based group—has put the death toll at 133.

Iran Responds to EU JCPOA proposal, water shortages spur protests, & more

Iran has given its response to an EU proposal to revive the JCPOA. The U.S. has yet to respond to the Iranian revision, but it has been described as “constructive” by some sources. Meanwhile, Iranian officials are calling for a “prisoner swap” with the U.S. and the water supply to an Iranian city has been disrupted.