Iran Protests: 1K People Charged Over Unrest in Tehran

Photo: WANA News Agency/Reuters [via BBC]

The Facts

  • On Monday, the Iranian judiciary announced that it has indicted over 1K people arrested during the seven-week-long protests sparked by Mahsa Amini's death in police custody. The Tasmin news agency reported that they were indicted on charges of carrying out acts of sabotage. Trials are expected to take place this week.

  • Chief Justice Gholam Hossein Mohseni Ejei urged an end to the protests on Sunday, deeming them "riots." He also claimed that those supporting demonstrations also fund terrorists, such as those who perpetrated last Wednesday's attack on the shrine in Shiraz in which 13 people died.

The Spin

Pro-Iran narrative

This unrest is the result of long term planning by the American regime with the support of other enemies of Iran, including Saudi Arabia and Israel — the tragic but natural death of Mahsa Amini is serving as a pretext for this terrorist alliance's ultimate goal of destroying the Islamic Republic. The riots have failed miserably to achieve their malicious purposes, having instead cost the lives of security personnel and innocent civilians.

Anti-Iran narrative

This is the most powerful and sustained Iranian protest in a generation and, significantly, it is led by women. The terrified Iranian regime has begun a deadly crackdown against protesters because they know that, if women can successfully emancipate themselves from the patriarchy-reliant government, the current administration will cease to exist. Although it faces challenges, we can only hope the movement prevails.

Nerd narrative

There's a 50% chance that Iran will cease to be an Islamic Republic by April 2038, according to the Metaculus prediction community.

Establishment split



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