Sunday, January 22, 2023

Iran Crisis Update, January 22, 2023

Nicholas Carl and Frederick W. Kagan
January 22, 2023, 5:00 pm ET
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CTP is publishing an abbreviated version of our daily updates on Saturdays and Sundays. We will revert to publishing full updates on Saturdays and Sundays if the situation in Iran changes significantly enough to warrant more comprehensive coverage. We will continue to document and map protest activity throughout Iran daily in these updates.
At least four protests occurred in three cities across two provinces in Iran on January 22. CTP assesses with low confidence that protests occurred in the following locations:
Ahvaz, Khuzestan Province[1]
  • Size: Small
  • Notes: Gathering in front of local government building over economic complaints
Shoush, Khuzestan Province[2]
  • Size: Small
  • Notes: Retirees demonstrate over complaints regarding social security benefits
Tehran City, Tehran Province[3]
  • Size: Small
  • Notes: Ekbatan neighborhood
Tehran City, Tehran Province[4]
  • Size: Small
  • Regime Repression: Deployment of LEC Special Units
  • Notes: Gathering in front of judicial building over economic complaints