Iran executes British-Iranian national on spying charges
14 January 2023 | 8:23 pm
A former Iranian deputy defense minister with dual British citizenship has been executed, according to Iranian media. The death sentence had sparked international condemnation.
Shops closed in several Iranian cities after activists called for a general strike. Meanwhile, Iranian authorities said that protesters' sentences will be "carried out swiftly."
There is uncertainty over reports suggesting the notorious vice squad has been shut down. In any case, authorities have other powerful means of monitoring behavior and issuing punishment.
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A three-day general strike is taking place in Iran this week. It's a show of defiance, as the anti-regime protest movement approaches its three-month mark with no sign of abating. On Monday, the strike was observed in dozens of Iranian cities, from the capital Tehran to Isfahan, Tabriz and the Kurdish regions.
Iran has executed a prisoner convicted for a crime allegedly committed during the ongoing nationwide protests. Students vow to continue demonstrations and demand change.
Russia and Iran are collaborating more closely than ever in the areas of fighter jets and lethal drones, according to US intelligence. Moscow has rebuked Washington's assessment, as the invasion of Ukraine presses on.
The execution comes as authorities struggle to put an end to mass anti-regime protests that have challenged the authority of the country's clerical establishment.
Tehran has been voted out of a UN commission on women's rights for "increasingly" suppressing human rights amid nationwide protests. The US, which proposed the vote, said it marked a victory for the protesters.
Three months after the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini sparked a mass protest movement, renowned exiled French-Iranian photographer Reza Deghati says he believes the end of Iran's Islamic Republic is near. He spoke to FRANCE 24 from Baku, Azerbaijan, where he's travelled in order to quickly enter neighbouring Iran in the event of the regime's collapse.
Protests that have shaken Iran to its core are entering their fourth month as Tehran continues with executions. At least two protesters have already been hanged.
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