Eye on Iran's Protests - June 1, 2023

In the 258 days since Mahsa Amini was murdered by the “morality police” for improper hijab, the regime’s security forces have killed over 500 dissidents and maimed, arrested, and tortured countless others to suppress the Women, Life, Freedom movement. In the month of May, these forces have detained or forcibly disappeared at least 107 individuals, including 21 women.

This map shows the location of protests over the past week.

The trial of two Iranian female journalists who helped break the story of Mahsa Amini’s death opened in Tehran. Niloufar Hamedi and Elaheh Mohammadi were charged with "collaborating with the hostile U.S. government" and "propaganda against the establishment."

For the 34th consecutive Friday, the people of Zahedan in southeastern Iran held an anti-government protest rally after Friday prayers.

‘Uprising till Overthrow,' an opposition cyber group, claimed Monday that it breached 120 servers of the presidential office, getting access to internal communications, meetings minutes, President Raisi’s online conference platforms, and about 1,300 computers.

Women walked the street without the mandatory hijab, defying a fundamental pillar of the Islamic Revolution.

Iranian-born model Mahlagha Jaberi, 33, attended the 76th Cannes Film Festival wearing a dress that featured a noose to call attention to the increase in state executions in Iran.

Twenty-two-year-old Hossein Shahbazi’s scheduled execution was postponed after public outcries, but it may be carried out at any time.

An advocacy group, United Nations Watch, submitted to the United Nations the draft text of a resolution to overturn the appointment of the Islamic Republic of Iran as Chair of the U.N. Human Rights Council Social Forum.

In the month of May this year, government forces in the Islamic Republic of Iran have detained or forcibly disappeared at least 107 individuals, including 21 women.

Retirees and workers in Iran demonstrated against harsh living conditions and skyrocketing inflation in the country, hit hard by sanctions over the regime’s nuclear program and human rights abuses.

Human rights organizations say they believe Toomaj Salehi, a 33-year-old dissident rapper who was detained for supporting the Woman, Life, Freedom movement, is an imminent target for execution.

During the Woman, Life, Freedom movement, Iranian regime agents shot Farid Rashidi, 30, in the face and blinded him in one eye.

A mural dedicated to the Woman, Life, Freedom movement can be seen in Jerusalem.

Iranian activist and actress Nazanin Boniadi addressed questions about the impact of sanctions on Iranian people. She said: “The number of times I’ve heard from various dissidents [in Iran] that they blame their own regime [for the sanctions against their country], and not the West, far outweighs the number of times I’ve heard this is the West’s fault.”

After he was found foaming at the mouth during his sleep in his prison cell, Bamshad Soleimankhani’s family took him to the hospital, where the impact of severe beatings, multiple fractures in his body, and burning with a cigarette on his body were revealed. Bamshad, a 21-year-old student, died in the hospital on May 28.

A cousin of executed protester Majid Kazemi says the security institutions have suspended Kazemi's father's retirement benefits and dismissed his sister from her job, leaving the family bereft of financial support.

Iranian-Americans gathered in front of the South Korean Embassy in Washington, D.C. to protest the potential release of frozen Iranian assets to the Islamic Republic regime.

Abolfazl Amir Ataei was shot in the head from a distance of 1 meter by the IRGC's brutal forces using a tear gas canister while among the protestors in the city of Rey. He was bedridden for 8 months and later died.

Mohammad Ghobadlu’s death sentence was affirmed by the Islamic Republic’s “Supreme Court.”

Protests are scheduled to take place outside the U.S. Department of State on June 3 in opposition to negotiations with the Islamic Republic.