What we know about the imprisonment in Iran of Frenchman Bernard Phelan, whose state of health worries

The Quai d’Orsay warns of the state of health of the sexagenarian, imprisoned in Iran since October, and demanded a release “without delay”. Her sister has also spoken out to say her brother is “innocent”. His survival is “a matter of days”, says his family. Franco-Irish Bernard Phelan, 64, was arrested on October 3 in … Read more

Iran: Youth cry out for freedom, culture is imprisoned

First women, then men and intellectuals have dared to challenge the mullahs’ regime for more than a hundred days. The world of culture is at the forefront of resistance. However, their popularity does not always protect them. Every week in Tehran, fountains fill with a blood-red liquid. A highly symbolic act of creation, an accusing … Read more

Iran: Olivier Vandecasteele, a Belgian humanitarian sentenced to 28 years in prison

A Belgian-Iranian treaty which provided for his release, in exchange for the extradition of an Iranian diplomat convicted in Belgium of terrorism, has been suspended by the Belgian Constitutional Court. His family says they are “devastated”. His family learned on Tuesday, during a meeting with members of the Belgian government: Olivier Vandecasteele, a 41-year-old aid … Read more

HRW calls executions of protesters in Iran a “dangerous escalation”

MADRID, Dec. 13 (EUROPA PRESS) – The NGO Human Rights Watch has indicated this Monday that the execution of two demonstrators by the Iranian authorities in connection with the anti-government protests is “a serious judicial error and a dangerous escalation”. “The trials of those facing protest-related capital charges have been a complete travesty of justice,” … Read more

After the death of Mahsa Amini in Iran, “it is women who are at the front of the demonstrations, it is unprecedented”

“Death to the Islamic Republic! » Iran has been angered by protesters since the September 16 death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini, who fell into a coma after being arrested three days earlier and detained by morality police on the grounds that she wore clothes “inappropriate”. Activists as well as his family ruled his death “suspicious”but … Read more

Iran. Contre l’instrumentalisation de la révolte, la nécessité d’un féminisme anti

Une manifestation en Turquie en hommage à Mahsa Amini. Crédits photo : OZAN KOSE / AFP La mort de Jina Mahsa Amini des mains de la police des mœurs a été l’étincelle d’un mouvement d’ampleur en Iran qui perdure depuis plusieurs semaines. Une révolte qui s’est concentrée à ses débuts dans le Kurdistan Est d’où est … Read more

Benjamin Brière detained in Iran: his sister Blandine says he is “desperate” after more than two years in prison

Invited on the set of BFM Lyon, the young woman returned on Tuesday to the conditions of detention of the thirties, sentenced on appeal to eight years in prison for espionage and propaganda against the regime. His life changed 861 days ago. On May 26, 2020, Benjamin Brière was arrested by Iranian police forces and … Read more

Protests in Iran: the Supreme Leader accuses the United States and Israel

According to Ayatollah Khamenei, the protests were fomented by the USA and Israel. This is the first speech on this subject by the Iranian Supreme Leader. SourceAFP Ayatollah Ali Khamenei accuses the United States and Israel of being the source of the protests in Iran. © IRANIAN LEADER PRESS OFFICE / HA / ANADOLU AGENCY … Read more

Feminist revolution in Iran: “We must stop making the veil a symbol of Islam”, according to the first female imam of France

the essential Masih Alinejad was a journalist in Iran. Forced into exile in 2009, the feminist activist is at the origin of the movement which led Iranian women to remove their compulsory veil. Kahina Bahloul is the first female Imam in France. Franco-Algerian Islamologist of Sufi tradition, she co-founded “La Mosquée Fatima”, which promotes liberal … Read more

No immunity for Iran in case of nuclear deal, warns Mossad chief

Mossad chief David Barnea said Monday that Israel would not participate in the “charade” of a new nuclear deal between world powers and Iran, warning that the emerging deal would offer “no immunity” in Tehran in the face of the operations of the spy agency. “The deal is based on Iranian lies. Iran seeks to … Read more