Nahayat Tizhoosh

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Nahayat Tizhoosh is a freelance journalist formerly with CBC News Network's Power & Politics.

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From Tehran to St. John's: An Iranian dissident's harrowing 6-month journey to safety

Iranian human rights activist Atena Daemi didn't want to leave her native country, but her declining health forced her hand. She ended up undertaking a perilous and unpredictable six-month journey that took her from Tehran to St. John's.

Prominent Iranian rapper Toomaj arrested again by regime forces, his whereabouts unknown

Prominent Iranian rapper Toomaj Salehi, an outspoken critic of the Iranian regime, has been arrested again less than two weeks after being freed on bail, after spending more than a year in prison, according to a close confidante.

Prominent Iranian rapper Toomaj freed on bail after over a year of arbitrary detention

Iranian rapper Toomaj Salehi, detained for more than a year, has been released on bail from an Iranian prison. Activists say his fight isn't yet over.

In Iran, anti-regime resolve persists as security forces intensify bid to crush movement

One year after the historic Women, Life, Freedom uprising rocked the foundations of the Islamic Republic in Iran, authorities have smothered the movement — at least on the surface.

Can Iran move from rallies to regime change? Only with a clear plan, says renowned dissident

When nationwide protests persisted in 2022 in response to the death of 22-year old Mahsa Jina Amini after she was arrested by the regime’s so-called morality police, many wondered whether this time could spell the end of the Islamic Republic’s clerical rule. But it hasn't happened yet.

Kurds are among the victims of the Iranian regime's crackdown on dissent. Here are 3 of their stories

In the shadow of Iran's violent crackdown on nationwide anti-regime protests, families and human rights organizations say the Islamic Republic's authorities have also tortured to death at least seven Kurds. CBC News is profiling three of them.

Close to 1,000 Iranian schoolgirls poisoned in wave of attacks, human rights groups say

As more poisonings of schoolgirls are reported in Iran, human rights activists and journalists tell CBC News the regime in Tehran is to blame for what they say is just another form of gender-based attacks in the country.

Trudeau defends government actions as questions swirl around businessmen indicted in U.S.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the government is working “very closely with American partners” and the Iranian diaspora in Canada to target people with ties to Iran’s regime.

Canadian sanctions against Iranian company don't cover board member with business interest in B.C.

An Iranian businessman who owns shares and sits on the board of a private Tehran-based company that has been sanctioned by Canada for co-ordinating the transport of weapons to Russia has a registered company in British Columbia, The Fifth Estate has learned.

Global hip-hop giants urged to speak out on behalf of jailed Iranian rapper at risk of execution

A new video campaign hopes to ramp up public pressure on the Iranian regime to release a prominent dissident rapper who has been arbitrarily detained for 80 days.