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The New Arab Staff

A correspondent in Iran

A correspondent in Iran

The author is withholding their name to protect their identity

Iran, which has the second-highest number of executions in the world, speeds up sending drug and murder-related prisoners to the gallows as a strategy to increase pressure on the anti-establishment civil movement.

15 May, 2023

Amid a harsh crackdown against women defying the strict Islamic Sharia Law regarding women's outfits, Iran's police chief demonstrated severe intolerance towards media coverage of the police's campaign to implement the hijab law.

10 May, 2023

A video reconstructed the details of a raid on students who protested on the Sharif University campus in Tehran on 22 October, during the days when anti-establishment demonstrations engulfed all Iranian cities.

05 May, 2023

Iranian police's new campaign to punish citizens not obeying the obligatory hijab law opened a new chapter of civil disobedience seven months after the death of a young Kurdish woman in Islamic morality police custody.

25 April, 2023

Reza Pahlavi's Monday visit to Israel angered Iranians - whether with or against the Iranian government - who heavily condemned the Pahlavi monarchy and the Israeli government.

18 April, 2023

Iran's ultra-conservative government, which had already rejected changing the clock for daylight saving time, ordered government employees to work at 6m to save electricity.

17 April, 2023

On 15 April, law enforcement in Iran will begin implementing the hijab law strictly; however, the country's modern history shows that no authority was successful in forcefully imposing its preferred outfit on ordinary Iranians.

13 April, 2023

In an attempt to buy Saudi Arabia's trust, Iranian officials removed the name of an executed Saudi Shia cleric from a street in the holy city of Mashhad.

11 April, 2023

Hundreds of Iranians, who have lost their eyes during the anti-establishment protests, use their injuries as a new weapon to continue the fight.

10 April, 2023

Despite the authorities' international propaganda campaign about a general amnesty, Iranian dissidents and activists revealed that they were forced to sign self-incriminating letters to be on the list of pardoned convicts.

07 April, 2023