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Protests in Iran Grow With Water Shortages

Commentary by Soona Samsami, originally published in the RealClear Politics, July 24, 2021 You may have missed it, but since July 15 large anti-regime protests by young people have flared up in more than a dozen cities in the southwestern Khuzestan province of Iran. The enraged residents are protesting severe water shortages caused primarily by…

Khuzestan Uprisings Expand

BEHIND THE IRAN HEADLINES Series, July 23, 2021 Alireza Jafarzadeh, NCRI-US Deputy Director: The uprising in Khuzestan is now in the second week. Despite killing several peaceful protesters, injuring dozens more and arresting many civilians, the protests continue into the 9th Day. In fact, other cities and provinces have risen up in support. On July…

A Week of Uprisings in Khuzestan

BEHIND THE IRAN HEADLINES Series, July 21, 2021 Alireza Jafarzadeh, NCRI-US Deputy Director: Since July 15, 2021, defiant youths in many cities in southwestern province of Khuzestan have staged large-scale protests over the severe shortages of water caused by criminal negligence and corruption of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, also known as the IRGC. Khuzestan is a…

A week of Uprisings in a Dozen Cities in Khuzestan Province

Statement by the National Council of Resistance of Iran, U.S. Representative Office (NCRI-US), July 21, 2021 Repressive forces from Isfahan, Lorestan, and Tehran dispatched WASHINGTON , DC, July 21, 2021 — Since July 15, 2021, defiant youths in over a dozen cities in the oil-rich southwestern province of Khuzestan have staged large anti-regime demonstrations over…