Videos confirm systemic abuse in Iran’s jails

Iran’s judiciary would prefer to rapidly sweep this scandal under the carpet. “The case has been investigated,” Iranian state television reported on Sunday. “Those responsible have been brought to justice.” Ahead of this rare admission, the authorities had spent days refuting what was clearly visible on leaked footage: the abuse of inmates at Tehran’s notorious … Read more

Mysterious hacker group suspected in July cyberattack on Iranian trains

When a cyberattack on Iran’s railroad system last month caused widespread chaos, with hundreds of trains delayed or canceled, fingers naturally pointed at Israel, which has been locked in a long-running shadow war with Iran. But a new investigation by an Israeli American cybersecurity company, Check Point Software Technologies, concluded that a mysterious group opposed … Read more

PM Bennett says Israel will respond to Iranian attack in its ‘own way’; Tehran denies involvement

Israel’s Prime Minister Naftali Bennett on Sunday blamed Iran for a deadly drone attack on an Israeli-operated oil tanker off the coast of Oman, saying Tehran has made a “serious mistake” and Tel Aviv will convey this message in its “own way”. Bennett’s veiled threat to retaliate comes hours after Iran denied its involvement in … Read more