Iran protests: Is there hope for change? - DW News

Thousands of demonstrators on Wednesday marched through the streets of Iran amid unrest over the death of Mahsa Amini. The 22-year-old woman died in police custody after she was arrested for allegedly wearing a headscarf in an "improper" way under the Islamic Republic's strict dress code for women. Officials said on Wednesday that two people, including a police officer, died overnight as security forces tried to disperse protesters. The figure brings the death toll to six. Meanwhile in Istanbul, a woman cut her hair during a protest outside the Iranian consulate in solidarity with Amini. Dozens of Iranian and Turkish women outside the consulate carried portraits of Amini and banners in support of women's rights.

Internet disruptions
Access to Instagram in Iran was disrupted on Wednesday, according to the London-based monitoring group NetBlocks. The platform has already been one of the few Western social media sites available in Iran as Tehran blocks Facebook, Telegram, Twitter and YouTube. Separately, Iranian government websites came under what appeared to be a cyberattack. Hackers have claimed responsibility for the apparent attack. In recent years, dissident hackers have targeted the Iranian government with cyberattacks. Tehran has blamed many of those attacks on Israel.

Raisi condemns West's 'double standards'
Addressing the UN General Assembly on Wednesday, Iran's President Ebrahim Raisi accused the West of "double standards" after several Western countries raised concerns over women's rights in Iran. The hardline cleric pointed to the deaths of Indigenous women in Canada, the so-called "Islamic State" (IS) group's "savagery" against women from religious minority groups and actions by Israeli security forces in Palestinian territories. "So long as we have this double standard, where attention is solely focused on one side and not all equally, we will not have true justice and fairness," Raisi said.

Subscribe: www.youtube.com/user/deutschewelleenglish?sub_confirmation=1

For more news go to: www.dw.com/en/
Follow DW on social media:
►Facebook: www.facebook.com/deutschewellenews/
►Twitter: twitter.com/dwnews
►Instagram: www.instagram.com/dwnews
►Twitch: www.twitch.tv/dwnews_hangout
Für Videos in deutscher Sprache besuchen Sie: www.youtube.com/dwdeutsch
#Iran #iranprotests

Watch video on channel "DW News"
UK drops plans for controversial top rate tax cut - DW News.

UK drops plans for controversial top rate tax cut - DW News.

The British government has reversed controversial plans to scrap the top income tax rate of 45% on earnings over 150,000 pounds a year. The proposed tax cut was unfunded - meaning the government would need to take on new debt to finance it. That s...

Ukraine advances in the south, Russian officials admit - DW News.

Ukraine advances in the south, Russian officials admit - DW News.

Reports suggest that Ukrainian forces have recaptured territory in the south of the country - it's their biggest breakthrough there since the start of the war. Russian-installed officials have acknowledged Ukraine's advances in the Kherson region ...

Brazil headed for runoff presidential vote - DW News.

Brazil headed for runoff presidential vote - DW News.

Brazil's presidential election will be settled in a second round of voting on October 30th. That's after no candidate took an absolute majority of votes on Sunday. With nearly all of the ballots counted, the former president, leftist Luiz Inacio L...

Germany promotes democratic cooperation in Taiwan - DW News.

Germany promotes democratic cooperation in Taiwan - DW News.

German lawmakers say Chinese threats to Taiwan are unacceptable. Visiting the island, they drew a parallel to Russia's invasion of Ukraine, saying in Europe we've been experiencing a big neighbor invading a small one and trying to impose its will ...

German Unity Day marks 32 years since reunification - DW News.

German Unity Day marks 32 years since reunification - DW News.

Although the Berlin Wall fell on November 9, 1989, marking the beginning of the end of communism in Central and Eastern Europe, it took a further 11 months for German reunification to formally take place. On October 3, 1990, Eastern Germany, or th...