Death penalty ‘main instrument for creating fear,’ says head of Iran Human Rights NGO
13 October 2022 | 10:16 am
Death penalty 'main instrument for creating fear,' says head of Iran Human Rights NGO
The US Treasury Department has said it issued sanctions for "abuse and violence" against Iranian women. Meanwhile, the Revolutionary Guards issued a warning over unrest.
A video circulating on social networks claims to show the "Caravan of Light" - a convoy of Syrian refugees in Turkey heading for the Greek border, intending to make their way into Europe.But whilst reports show that plans for caravan may indeed be underway, this viral video may not be all it appears.
Mahsa Amini, a young woman detained by Iran's morality police, died in custody in early September. Her death has sparked widespread protests in Iran, which have now spread to cities around the world.
The accusation comes as attitudes harden in the Islamic Republic against protests over the death of Mahsa Amini. Despite the rhetoric, demonstrators again demanded action.
"Serious damage" caused by "substantial explosions – not done by an amateur". That's the assessment of the EU’s Economy Commissioner Paolo Gentiloni after gas leaks were discovered in the Nord Stream pipelines between Russia and Germany earlier this week.
Armed attacks near the border with Iran, rockets into Baghdad and an arduous path to a potential government spell an instable autumn after a violent summer.
Iran continues to be rocked by anti-government protests. Officials have urged security forces to respond harshly to anyone they say is endangering public order. State media reports that more than 40 protesters and police officers have been killed.
The number of deportation orders issued in the European Union is on the rise, according to Eurostat figures. Almost 100,000 people were ordered out of the 27-member bloc in the second quarter of 2022.
Hungary's parliament approved two anti-corruption reforms to unlock funding from the European Union. The EU has long-expressed rule of law and graft concerns about the illiberal government of Prime Minister Viktor Orban.
The European Commission has approved Berlin's plans to subsidize BASF efforts to produce green hydrogen in Ludwigshafen. The chemical industry uses hydrogen in bulk, but it's expensive and carbon-intensive at present.
Ministers from across the European Union have drawn up a plan to make the bloc less dependent on Russian fossil fuels.
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