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Negar Mortazavi

Diplomatic Correspondent


Democracy advocates fear Iran commander’s death will trigger crackdown

Fears Qassem Soleimani’s killing will spell trouble for protest movements in Iraq, Lebanon, and Iran

At least 208 killed in protests across Iran, says Amnesty

'They take to the streets and are not afraid of violence, and security forces are also more violent towards them and crack down brutally,' a senior member of a reformist political party in Iran tells The Independent

Trump condemns Iranian regime after seven days of deadly protests

Internet connectivity restored in some areas but most parts of Tehran and other major cities still cut off