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Iran, History, Urban Studies // Assoc. Prof. @uni_copenhagen @UrbanGlobal // Author, ‘Minorities in Iran', 'Irans Moderne Historie'; https://t.co/pg8srvpJgo
2 Aug
The biggest trend on #Iran twitter atm is a hashtag that translates “don’t kill the couriers [kolbar]” - reference to impoverished Kurdish men killed in scores every year by armed guards on Iran’s western borders with #Iraq. Officials claim kolbar are hard to distinguish from ...
drugs/arms smugglers and thus excuse and legitimize a shoot-to-kill policy, which many see as evidence of structural disregard for lives of ethnic minorities such as the #Kurds in #Iran.
The hashtag is
#کولبر_نکشید
Often paired with [don’t kill the fuel-carriers] - a reference to members of #Baluch minority on SE border to Pakistan and Afghanistan in a similar state:
#سوختبر_نکشید
And another recent hashtag against death penalty [don’t execute]
#اعدام_نکنید
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11 Mar
Historic moment. “#Denmark shutting down” as Danish PM announces complete shutdown of education system, childcare, public offices etc.
This comes as #COVID19 spreading drastically in Denmark
Thank you @regeringDK Danish gov’ment for taking this serious. #coronavirus
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3 Jan
Et par tanker om USA’s drab på #Iran’s General #QasemSoleimani #dkmedier #dkpol (tråd 1/?)
Mord på et andet lands vel næsthøjeste militærpolitiske figur er uden fortilfælde i ellers meget dramatiske forhold ml #Iran og #USA siden besættelsen, gidselstagningen på amerikanske ambassade i Teheran i 79. (2/?)
Vigtigt at forstå at Soleimani var en folkehelt af nationalistiske grunde - /på trods af/ at Revolutionsgarden ellers er frygtet og forhadt blandt mange iranere, ikke mindst for dens indblanding i blodige nedkæmpning af #IranProtests i for bare halvanden måned siden. (3/?)
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28 Jul 19
Jeg ser at der er en del misforståelser, fejlagtige fremstillinger og overdrivelser ang. hele #Iran / #Hormoz / #atomkonflikt spørgsmålet på #SoMe og #dkmedoer pt. Så her nogle facts:
1. Det er USA, der har brudt atomaftalen - en aftale, verdenssamfundet var enige om fungerede efter hensigten.
2. Iran har overholdt atomaftalen - 15 ud af 15 inspektioner fra det Internationale Atomenergiagentur har bekræftet dette. Det er det største inspektionsregime i verdenshistorien og netop årsag til at atomaftalen blev hyldet som diplomatisk mesterværk.
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9 Jul 19
Today marks 20 years since the 1999 Iranian student uprising. Known in #Iran by its “ground zero” as “The Disaster of the Ku-ye Daneshgah Dormitories”, the uprising - sometimes likened to 1989 #Tiananmen Square protests in China - carries great historical significance.
THREAD /1
The background: on July 7, #Iran’s judiciary - using a new, tougher Press Bill - ordered the closing of daily Salâm, which had since 1991 criticized conservatives in power. Salâm was then considered one of numerous pro-reform #newspapers that since 97 election of Khatami … /2
… had exposed #corruption, #injustice, #inequality + demanded transparency, justice. The banning of Salâm + new law to curb #pressfreedom - marked beginning of hardliners’ campaign to crush the blossoming civil society and political mobilisation connected with #reformism. /3
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