Iran says it has developed hypersonic missile | The Citizen

Iran has developed a hypersonic missile capable of penetrating all defence systems, General Amirali Hajizadeh, the commander of its Revolutionary Guards aerospace unit, claimed on Thursday. Hypersonic missiles, like traditional ballistic missiles which can deliver nuclear weapons, can fly more than five times the speed of sound.   “This hypersonic ballistic missile was developed to … Read more

‘It’s Like a War’: On the Ground at the Iran Protests

Mahsa Amini’s death ignited a movement. In the weeks since the 22-year-old, who is also known by her Kurdish name, Jina, died in police custody after being arrested for allegedly “improperly” wearing her hijab and “tight” pants, protests have erupted daily in Iran. As the nation’s young women lead the call for gender equality, freedom … Read more

What to Know About the Iranian Female Climber Who Competed Without a Hijab

Thus article was originally published by Vogue. The recent protests in Iran have drawn attention to the country over the last month.  Against this backdrop of international scrutiny, Iranian rock climber Elnaz Rekabi recently competed without her hijab—an action that was seen by many as a gesture of protest, though it is unclear if this … Read more

American Muslim Women Say Wearing the Hijab Should Be a Personal Choice

Then, when Zanial was in college, Deah Barakat, 23, his wife Yusor Abu-Salha, 21, and her sister, Razan Abu-Salha, were murdered in their Chapel Hill, North Carolina, home. Both women wore the hijab. “I just remember me and so many of my friends in college, it felt like we lost family members,” she says. “And … Read more

Family rejects official Iran findings on Amini death – lawyer | The Citizen

Lawyers for Mahsa Amini’s family have rejected an official Iranian medical report that found her death was not caused by beatings, they said in comments published on Thursday. Amini, 22, died on September 16, three days after falling into a coma following her arrest in Tehran by the morality police for allegedly breaching the Islamic … Read more

At least eight killed in ‘terrible’ prison fire amid Iran protests | The Citizen

Eight Iranian inmates were killed in a fire that raged through Tehran’s Evin prison, the judiciary said Monday, doubling the official toll from the blaze that further stoked tensions one month into protests sparked by the death of Mahsa Amini.  Authorities in the Islamic republic have blamed the fire late Saturday on “riots and clashes” … Read more

NY stages Iran rebellion opera – Slippedisc

norman lebrecht October 17, 2022 Message received:  The Center for Contemporary Opera’s 40th season continues with We, The Innumerable by the Iranian composer Niloufar Nourbakhsh and librettist Lisa Flanagan. The workshop premiere of this one-act opera in concert form, takes place on Friday, October 21 at 7:30pm at National Sawdust. Set during Iran’s Green Movement … Read more

At least 28 children killed, many arrested in Iran – rights groups | The Citizen

At least 28 children have been killed in protests that have swept Iran since the death of Mahsa Amini, with hundreds more mostly detained in adult prisons, rights groups inside and outside the country said. Amini, 22, was pronounced dead days after the notorious morality police detained the Iranian Kurd last month for allegedly breaching the … Read more

At Least Two 16-Year-Olds Have Died in Iran’s Protests

Teenage girls are on the frontlines of Iran’s protest movement over the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini, also known by her Kurdish name Jina, in Tehran police custody. Advocacy group Iran Human Rights estimates that 19 children have died among 185 total in the last three weeks of protest. Over the last week, the deaths … Read more