Golnaz Esfandiari

Golnaz Esfandiari


I cover Iran for RFE/RL Retweets NOT Endorsement. Views my own. Expect typos. Email: esfandiarig at http://rferl.org Mastodon: @Gesfandiari@journa.host

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Unveiled women are okay as long as the Iranian establishment can use them for propaganda purposes.

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“Death to the dictator!” Brave Baluchi women protested in Zahedan in Sistan-Baluchistan where the establishment has used lethal force against protesters. #MahsaAmini  #مهسا_امینی

This is NOT Iran. It is making the rounds on social media. The photo shows the aftermath of a 2016 terrorist attack in Kabul.

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Iran is angry at Germany for condemning the state crackdown on protests triggered by the death in custody of #MahsaAmini  and pushing forward a UN Human rights council resolution to hold Tehran accountable for the violence against protesters.

Photojournalist Ahmad Halabisaz has been sentenced to 5 years in prison for photographing the protests triggered by the death in custody of #MahsaAmini  . He said he didn’t have access to a lawyer. #journalismIsNotAcrime 

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A wonderful display of sportsmanship following U.S. victory over Iran in #WorldCup2022 

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Unprecedented scenes in Iran: woman sits on top of utility box and cuts her hair in main square in Kerman to protest death of Mahsa Amini after her arrest by the morality police. People clap their hands and chant “Death to the dictator.” #مهسا_امینی

Tehran tonight: a young woman is walking in a busy street hijabless while defiantly waiving her veil, risking arrest #مهسا_امینی

Tehran last night: women waving their veils and chanting: “Woman, life, freedom” in the busy Vali Asr street #MahsaAmini  #مهسا_امینی

Large crown in Tehran chanting “This is the year of blood, Seyed Ali [Khamenei] will be overthrown” and “freedom, freedom.” #MahsaAmini 

Humanity at its best Rescuers in Pakistan save a cat’s life amid devastating floods that have affected more than 30 million people

Unveiled school girls in Karaj pushed out a senior education ministry official from their school. #مهسا_امینی

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