Zahedan’s ‘Bloody Friday’: Reconstructing a massacre in Iran’s Sistan and Baluchistan Province
22 October 2022 | 4:07 pm
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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.
The Iranian president has called for action to be taken against widespread protests following the death of a young woman.
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.
Guineans hope the wait for justice will soon come to an end 13 years after a massacre that killed at least 157 people. Ex-junta leader Moussa Camara and his former lieutenants are expected to face the judge.
Former Guinean dictator Moussa Dadis Camara and several co-defendants were detained Tuesday, a day before their trial opens for the 2009 stadium massacre, their lawyers said.
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.
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Former Guinean dictator Moussa Dadis Camara is finally in court for a long-awaited trial, 13 years after more than 150 people were killed by security forces at a Conakry stadium.
Iranians have defied crackdowns and showed up for protests in cities across the country, posing a serious challenge to the establishment. A human rights group has said 83 people have died over the course of protests.
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