Iran protests: More death sentences handed over ‘riots’
20 November 2022 | 3:32 pm
Iran's judiciary sentenced three more anti-government protesters for allegedly attacking police officers. Demonstrations have continued for a second month against the country's regime.
Security forces in Chad open fire on protesters demanding an end to military rule. At least 50 people are reported to have been killed. Also in Chad, flooding triggers a state of emergency while across the border in Niger, the extreme weather claims 200 lives. We report from one of the worst-hit areas.
The Islamic Republic has been gripped by five weeks of demonstrations and some hardliners want a stronger crackdown. Meanwhile, Germany has warned travelers of arbitrary arrests.
At least three people have been killed in pro-democracy protests in Chad, family members and a hospital worker have said, after the country's ruling military council pushed back elections to 2024.
Eighty thousand people gathered in Berlin to show solidarity with demonstrators in Iran. Meanwhile, shopkeepers and factory workers went on strike in several Iranian cities.
In an interview with FRANCE 24, the US special envoy for Iran announced "a slew of new sanctions" on Iranian officials who are "directly involved" in the current deadly crackdown on protesters.
Amid the protests in Iran, a new Deutsche Oper music theater production explores same-sex love and artistic pursuits of Iran’s youth as they struggle for emancipation.
German MEP Max Lucks on Iran
President Raisi vowed a "severe response" to a massacre at a Shiite shrine that the "Islamic State" said it conducted. Meanwhile, a rights group reported that a man was killed by security forces in western Iran.
Demonstrators in Tehran called for Iran's supreme leader to be "toppled." In the southeast, an influential local cleric criticized the government's handling of the protests.
"This is not only one of the most radical protests that we've seen — calling for the abolishment of the Islamic Republic — but also one of the longest-lasting, Tareq Sydiq, research fellow at the University of Marburg, tells DW.
The German Foreign Ministry called on all German citizens to leave Iran immediately. The ministry cited the risk of arbitrary arrest and detention as women-led protests roil the Middle Eastern nation.
South Africa is seeing another wave of anti-immigrant protests driven by a new movement called Operation Dudula. DW’s Adrian Kriesch reports from one of the anti-migrant protests in the mining town of Rustenburg.
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