Thousands of Iranian farmers protest against severe water shortages

Thousands of protesters have converged on Isfahan in central Iran to voice their anger after the city’s lifeblood river dried up due to drought and diversion. The massive protest, that drew in farmers and other people from across Isfahan province, was the biggest since demonstrations over the water crisis started on November 9. “Thousands ofContinue reading “Thousands of Iranian farmers protest against severe water shortages”

Iran: Security forces use live ammunition to crush Khuzestan protests

At least eight people have been killed including a teenage boy during protest crackdown, according to credible sources Amnesty’s Crisis Evidence Lab analyses video footage of deadly force used by Iranian authorities Many injured protesters are not seeking hospital treatment due to fear of arrests Families of dead coerced into media interviews to deflect blame fromContinue reading “Iran: Security forces use live ammunition to crush Khuzestan protests”

Iran protests: One killed in water crisis demonstration

A man has been killed during a second night of protests over severe water shortages in south-west Iran, state media reports. An official in Khuzestan province said the protester was accidentally hit by people who were firing in the air, according to state news agency IRNA. Opposition sources accused the security forces of causing theContinue reading “Iran protests: One killed in water crisis demonstration”

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