Ebrahim Raisi

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The Observer view on averting the west’s collision course with Iran | Observer editorial
The regime’s lawlessness combined with its Russia-leaning policies should prompt an urgent rethink by the UK and allies

Observer editorial

08, Jan, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Iran carries out first known execution over anti-government protests
Uncle of Mohsen Shekari, who was convicted of ‘waging war against God’, says family have not been told location of body

Patrick Wintour and Maryam Foumani

08, Dec, 2022 @5:19 PM

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Iran puts pressure on celebrities and journalists over Mahsa Amini protests
Tehran says film-makers, athletes and actors who have backed demonstrations ‘fanned flames of riots’

Staff and agencies

29, Sep, 2022 @9:48 PM

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The Observer view on the backlash in Iran following the death of Mahsa Amini | Observer editorial
The pariah state’s regime is not invincible. If it doesn’t free its people, they will free themselves – sooner rather than later

Observer editorial

25, Sep, 2022 @5:15 AM

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Protests spread in Iran as President Raisi vows to crack down
Demonstrations that began with death of Mahsa Amini while detained by morality police pose biggest threat to regime in 13 years

Martin Chulov Middle East correspondent

24, Sep, 2022 @5:41 PM

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Iran president says death in custody of Mahsa Amini must be investigated
Ebrahim Raisi says he has contacted Kurdish woman’s family but laments western double standards on human rights

Patrick Wintour in New York and agencies

23, Sep, 2022 @9:58 AM

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Iran leader shuns Christiane Amanpour interview over refusal to wear headscarf
President Ebrahim Raisi had been scheduled to talk in New York to veteran CNN correspondent, who was widely praised for her stance

Maya Yang and Patrick Wintour in New York

22, Sep, 2022 @5:07 PM

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Iran blocks capital’s internet access as Amini protests grow
Social media platforms have also been cut off in areas of Tehran and Kurdistan as videos of dissent go viral

Weronika Strzyżyńska and agencies

22, Sep, 2022 @12:08 PM

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Iran sends police to end Mahsa Amini protests as reports say seven killed
Internet blackouts and Instagram blocks also reported amid anger after 22-year-old woman’s death in custody

Patrick Wintour in New York

21, Sep, 2022 @2:16 PM

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Iranian woman dies ‘after being beaten by morality police’ over hijab law
Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old Kurd, dies after ‘violent arrest’ for infringing hijab rules amid Iranian crackdown on women’s dress

Weronika Strzyżyńska

16, Sep, 2022 @5:40 PM

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Iran condemns two women to death for ‘corruption’ over LGBTQ+ media links
Outcry over show trial, which follows Zahra Seddiqi Hamedani talking to BBC about abuse of gay people in Iran’s Kurdish region

Weronika Strzyżyńska

08, Sep, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Putin endorsed by Iran for invasion of Ukraine but clashes with Turkey at summit
Tehran meeting saw discord over Erdoğan’s plan to intervene in Syria but ‘progress’ on shipping Ukrainian grain

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor

19, Jul, 2022 @10:23 PM

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