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Protests Continue in Iran Despite Threats; Journalists Seek Justice for Jailed Colleagues

HeadlineOct 31, 2022

In Iran, protesters have defied threats from the Revolutionary Guards as they continue to take to the streets. On Sunday, security forces unleashed tear gas and gunfire on students at universities across the nation. The ongoing demonstrations come after the head of the Revolutionary Guards, Hossein Salami, issued a stern warning over the weekend.

Hossein Salami: “Put aside the wickedness. Today is the last day of the riots. Do not come to the streets anymore.”

This comes as a new report by The Intercept reveals an Iranian government program that allows for the monitoring and manipulation of protesters’ cellphones.

Meanwhile, over 300 Iranian journalists signed a statement demanding the release of two journalists who are reportedly being held at the notorious Evin Prison. Niloofar Hamedi and Elahe Mohammadi are credited with breaking the story of Mahsa Amini’s death and covering her funeral. Iran has accused them of being CIA agents.

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