Sunday, April 14, 2019


The Iranian_Canadians yesterday Sat. April 13, during their weekly gathering stood in solidarity in front of the Parliament Hill and across from Prime Minister's office with the Iran flood victims and called for Canada to designate IRGC (Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps) as a terrorist entity. US designated IRGC as a terrorist entity on Monday April 8.

Emergency officials in Iran said a minibus carrying elementary girl students crashed on Thursday, leaving 20 injured and 3 other passengers dead. According to Fasa emergency in south-central Iran, some of the injured were in critical conditions.
While the Iranian regime spends billions of dollars not only in the wars in Syria and Yemen, and on missile tests and terrorist activities, but to rebuild Syria, and other countries little budget is allocated to the country’s infrastructure and education.

According to Women's committee of the NCRI(National Council of Resistance of Iran) on Thursday, April 11, Mrs. Monireh Arab-Shahi, mother of the civil activist and theater actress, Yasamin Ariani was arrested. She was transferred to the notorious Qarchak Prison on the next day. When referring to Vozara detention center in Tehran on Thursday April 11, to get news from her arrested daughter, Yasamin Ariani, Mrs. Monireh Arab-Shahi was arrested on location. It is said that regime’s SSF (state security forces), referring to their residents on Wednesday, April 10 had warrant to arrest them both mother and the daughter, but as Mrs. Arab-Shahi was not in, they only arrested Yasamin. The warrant was issued by Karaj’s prosecutor’s office. Yasamin Ariani was arrested along with 50 other protesters on July 2, 2019, in Tehran when protesting the dire economic situation and the corruption. The arrest was carried out by security forces and they were transferred to Great Tehran and Qarchak’s prisons.

Former political prisoner, Fatemeh (Hoorieh) Ziaee Azad, 56, was transferred to Women’s Ward of Evin Prison on Tuesday, April 9 to serve her one and a half year sentence. Fatemeh, who formerly served five years of imprisonment between 1981 and 1986, was charged with supporting the PMOI/MEK, People’s Mojahedin of Iran. She was also jailed on January 21, 2009 and released early winter of 2010 for “going to MEK base in Iraq” to visit her two daughters.
She was once again arrested on June 8, 2013 but was released from Evin Prison on October 17, 2013 due to her age, her suffering from MS and dire physical condition.
Fatemeh Ziaee Azad was arrested again in early autumn of 2014 along with her husband Mahmood Azimi. Mr. Azimi was freed in late autumn 2014, and Fatemeh in mid-winter of 2015 on 100 million toman bail, each.
Following the event, Fatemeh was sentenced to 1.5-year imprisonment. The verdict was endorsed by the revision court and she is now serving her time.
In another event, Ms. Rahemipour is to pay 80 million rials to buy her prison term. She was sentenced by Tehran’s Revolutionary Court on charges of “propagating against the establishment” for corresponding to UN about the fate of her brother and her niece. She is sentenced to one year in prison. The decree was issued by the revision court on April 9.
As the UN Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances started to look into her complaint and inquired the Iranian regime about her brother and niece, the regime began pressuring her.
Ms. Rahemipour’s brother, Hossein Rahemipour, a dentist, was arrested along with his pregnant wife in 1983. In spring of 1984 the Rahemipour family was informed that the child, Golroo, was born in Evin Prison but had later died. In late summer of the same year, Hossein was executed. His death was announced to his family by phone.

Sunday, April 07, 2019


Increasing storms across vast areas of Iran are signaling more floods and further devastation for hundreds of thousands of people throughout the country. According to People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran website,, electricity in various areas of Ahvaz, the capital of the oil-rich Khuzestan Province in southwest Iran, is down. This includes even downtown areas of this major city. Reports indicate local authorities in this province have also issued orders for more water to be released from dams, placing even more cities, towns and villages in danger of being engulfed by raging waters. 161 villages of Khuzestan are reporting not having access to drinking water due to the recent flood. Many farmlands and local date trees have been severely damaged due to the rising waters. There are rumors that authorities may issue evacuation orders for the city of Karoon, with over 200,000 residents.
In Lorestan Province, west of Iran, around 200 roads leading to villages across this province have been blocked due to floods.
Iranian regime’s state-run media published articles describing the wrath of Poldokhtar residents against Lorestan's governor and a MP from the regime's Majlis (parliament). “Angry residents of the town of Poldokhtar facing catastrophic situation caused by the devastating flash floods and the lack of relief and government attention to their problems, and also due to government mismanagement in sending aid to the needy, reacted angrily when two officials from the governorate visited their town. The people protested fiercely and cursed those officials for not doing anything. They put the blame on these and other officials for their miseries."
In other news, flood-ravaged residents of Poldokhtar, angry of the regime’s inaction and destructive policies contributing to the vicious floods, attacked Ahmad Khadem, commander of the South-Moghaddam military base on Wednesday April 3.
Ahmad Khadem’s visit to this town happened after the IRGC (Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corp) opened floodgates redirecting huge amounts of water towards the town washing out most everything on its path, and submerging most of the agriculture lands.  
It is worth mentioning that on Tuesday, Mohsen Rezaie, former commander of the Revolutionary Guards, IRGC, in a mock attempt travelled to Poldokhtar to pose for TV cameras and reporters pretending the regime is concern of the fate of the people. But he was confronted by angry people, especially the youth shouting “Let them get lost,” and “Get out of here!” Being surrounded by his guards and security, he was forced to flee.
People who have lost their entire livelihood to the flashfloods get angry and furious when they see an official coming there just to pose for selfies.


The United States government will officially be designating the Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) in Iran as a foreign terrorist organization (FTO) this coming Monday, according to a US government official talking to The Wall Street Journal. The Trump administration is gearing for this move that will significantly expand the United States’ maximum pressure campaign against the mullahs in Tehran.
Iranian opposition President Maryam Rajavi, head of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), has long been calling for the international community to completely end the appeasement approach vis-à-vis the regime in Iran.
On January 11, Mrs. Rajavi called for the specific IRGC blacklisting as an FTO alongside the referral of Iran’s human rights violations dossier to the United Nations Security Council.
Washington’s recent decision follows months of debates and negotiations, and is expected to be announced on Monday. This designation is considered an unprecedented move, especially taking into notice that the IRGC is a military entity of this regime and responds only directly to Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei.
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and National Security Adviser John Bolton strongly support this measure with the objective of imposing further pressure on the IRGC and the regime ruling Iran.
Since its foundation back in 1979, the IRGC has played an active role in domestic crackdown against all protests and uprisings throughout the past 40 years, and expanding the mullahs’ malign influence across the Middle East through terrorist proxy groups. The 1983 Beirut bombings that left over 240 US Marines killed in their barracks was carried out by the Lebanese Hezbollah, a terrorist group sponsored, trained and funded by the IRGC from day one.
The IRGC and its proxies have been behind a series of terror attacks and atrocities throughout the past decades:
-1992 bombing of the Israeli embassy in Argentina
-1994 AMIA bombing in Argentina
-1996 Khobar Tower bombing in Saudi Arabia
-The killings of hundreds of American soldiers in Afghanistan and Iraq
-Funding, training and equipping proxies in Iraq, Syria, Yemen and Lebanon in the devastating wars that have wreaked havoc across the region
Despite the fact that the U.S. Treasury Department has taken vast measures against the IRGC, the official FTO designation will strongly expand the United States’ ability to take practical measures against this entity, along with its associated companies and individuals.
According to this designation, all entities and individuals will be banned from providing any support or resources, such as financial services, training equipment, specialist advice, arms or transportation equipment, to IRGC-controlled or IRGC officials.

IRGC officials and those engaging with them will be placed under civil and criminal punishment, including legal prosecution.

Sunday, March 31, 2019


In the wake of the flood now in 30 of Iran’s 31 provinces which according to the Iranian resistance, has taken the lives of at least 200 people in Shiraz and other cities, the Iranian Resistance’s President-elect Maryam Rajavi sent a message to the people of Iran on Wednesday, March 27, calling for unity and cooperation and solidarity in order to prevail over the flood and the rule of the mullahs.
She said in part: The corrupt mullahs have inflicted this catastrophe on Shiraz and its valiant people. They destroyed the channel which used to lead flood waters out. In the dry seasonal river bed beside Darvazeh Quran, they built urban facilities to gain huge profits for themselves and their accomplice.
In Golestan Province, it has been several years that they have failed to dredge the Gorgan River. They have destroyed vast parts of the forests and pastures, and they have evaded to drain the farms and manage the watershed.
In other cities, they have constructed buildings in the periphery of rivers or have blocked the natural paths of rivers. In implementing such a corrupt policy, they have taken over, damaged or sold river banks, sea shores, foothills of mountains, and jungles which are public properties….
Amid the disastrous flooding and such vast devastation, there is not much presence of aid workers and relief agencies. Instead, the mullahs have dispatched the Revolutionary Guard Corps and the Bassij paramilitary force to quell the outbreak of protests.
Shiraz needs emergency aid for the injured and assistance to clear the ruins and rubble, but Rouhani hastily sends there his Minister of Intelligence and his mafia of executions, suppression and terror….
I hereby call on all my fellow countrymen and women to cooperate together in the flood-hit areas and in other areas which are in danger.
The only way and the best way is that we help one another. No one and no other power is more effective and more accessible than the power of solidarity among us.
I urge everyone, particularly the young men and women, to form their popular councils in every neighborhood, and in every city, town and village to confront the floods and their disastrous consequences….
Rush to the aid of families affected by floods and show them your love and compassion. The mullahs have inflicted such a calamity on our people and cities. Let us build amid such disaster, our own solidarity and kindness which is the greatest strength of our nation.
Let us build with our tears and sorrow a force of sympathy and unity against the mullahs. In these difficult days, rely on one another and let people rely on you. Take one another’s hand and let us come together to advance our plans for a free and prosperous Iran.

The people of Shiraz in south-central city of Iran, held a memorial ceremony for the victims of flood in Darvazeh Qur’an or Qur’an Gate. In order to didpers the crowd, the city’s Friday Imam and Khamenei’s representative in Shiraz held a similer ceremony in ShahCheraq mosque and regime’s forces tried to guide people to that location which failed. People sang Iran’s real National anthom and declaired they wouldn’t leave. They also chanted against the main reason behind the flood, which is IRGC or Sepah.

- On Friday and Saturday March 29 & 30, 2019 the Iranian supporters of PMOI/MEK and NCRI held memorials in solidarity with the victims of #IranFlood2019 in Ottawa, Montreal and Toronto. According to the Iranian resistance more than 200 people have perished during the flood. Flood has devastated people of 30 province of Iran's 31 provinces.

After four months of detention, Ameneh Zaheri Sari is held in limbo in the women’s ward of Sepidar Prison in Ahvaz. Ameneh 20 and a student of accounting, was arrested at her home on November 6, 2018, by IRGC (Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corp) intelligence forces.
The IRGC Intelligence launched a new crackdown on the populace in and around Ahvaz, on September 22, 2018, when the parade of its military forces was attacked by armed men. Some 800 people were arrested in Khuzestan province and taken under interrogation. Arab human rights activists said at the time that many of the detainees were civil activists.
Ameneh Zaheri Sari, her father and two brothers were arrested and detained in this wave of arrests.
The arrests and detentions were arbitrary and illegal as security forces raided the residences of people after midnight or early in the morning without showing any arrest warrants. They beat up the whole family and took away their suspects.
Hattab Zaheri Sari, Ameneh Zaheri Sari’s father, is reportedly in dire health conditions. He suffers from GI problems, back problems and cataract. His situation is deteriorating but prison officials have refused to grant him permission to go to a city hospital and undergo surgery.
Ameneh Zaheri Sari is presently incarcerated in the women’s ward of Sepidar Prison of Ahvaz, where women have to endure unsanitary and intolerable conditions. They are deprived of their most basic needs. Prison cells are full of lice, cockroaches and other insects. Inmates are given dirty and unusable blankets. Inmates who have to sleep on the floor have horrible conditions because the sewage system is not working and contaminates the floors.
The dispensary of the women’s ward does not have a physician or even a nurse most days of the week. The meals are small and low-quality. Women usually find garbage in the food.

Sunday, March 24, 2019


The flood catastrophe in the provinces of Golestan, North Khorasan, Mazandaran and Mazandaran provinces of north and northeast Iran, has led to immense damages. Dozens of villages are engulfed in water, roads are blocked and the death of nine locals has left many Iranians, especially in Golestan Province, in grief during the Noeurz (Iranian new year) period.
Reports indicate nine people, including children, losing their lives and one individual remains missing. Flood in Mazandaran Province has taken the lives of five people and one individual is reported missing. Two individuals have died in North Khorasan Province and two others in Golestan Province.
The State sources are refusing to correctly report news about the number of people killed and the scope of damages caused by the extensive floods. Despite all this, one regime official in Golestan Province acknowledged the fact that 70 percent of the town of Aq Qala, the flood epicenter, is engulfed in water. Twelve villages around this city are reported being completely under water and there are no means to provide any emergency aid. Paths are blocked to more than 70 villages and electricity of around 50 villages is cut off. 7,900 houses in Golestan Province are severely damaged by the floods, according to state media, and 23,000 locals are in need of urgent aid. In the towns of Neka and Behshahr, landslides, snow and severe sleet have blocked roads to around 70 local villages.
Following severe rains, roads and public paths in the city of Gonbad Kavous in east of Golestan Province are completely flooded. Reports show these floods are due to water bursting through local dams.
Rainfall and the melting of winter snow are resulting in overflowing of various dams, including Golestan and Boostan, and rivers overflowing from their banks. More than 10,000 households in various areas of Golestan Province have reported damages due to flood waters. Locals are protesting incompetence in province officials, complaining about not receiving any emergency aid.
Abdul-karim Javar, the Friday prayer imam of Gonbad Kavous, acknowledged the people’s anger over this failure.
“Most of the people are complaining about state media failing to properly broadcast the flood reports,” he admitted.
Furthermore, the weather forecast for Saturday is reporting possible floods and river waters overflowing in Iran’s southern provinces of Hormozgan, Sistan & Baluchistan and Kerman. Heavy spring rains are expected from Sunday to Wednesday, leading to possible floods, river waters overflowing and heavy damages to the infrastructure of vast areas across Iran. Those actually managing to go on vacation during the Nowruz (Iranian calendar new year) holidays will see their plans severely disrupted because of rains and possible floods.
Reports by the regime’s own Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli show him saying the Golestan Province governor has gone outside of Iran for a month now on vacation.
Iranian opposition President-elect Maryam Rajavi of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) sent a message expressing her sincere condolences and sympathy with the flood stricken areas of Golestan Province and family and friends of the flood victims.
“The harrowing deaths of a large number of people including innocent children in the flood in Golestan Province has deeply hurt the feelings of the people of Iran” she said. My heartfelt condolences and sympathies to the survivors and the honourable people of Golestan. I urge the public, particularly the youth, to rush to the aid of the flood victims. The clerical regime’s destructive policies and plunder of Iranian people’s assets, wasting them on terrorism and war, have left our people defenseless in the face of natural disasters, afflicting them with damages and casualties much higher than the world’s average.

One of the Iranian regime’s agencies has confiscated the house belonging to political prisoners Fatemeh Mossanna and her imprisoned husband, Hassan Sadeqi detained in Evin and Gohardasht prisons, respectively.
Ten days ago, the same agency seized the business belonging to the couple.
Iman Sadeqi, the couple’s son, said, “After confiscating a large portion of our properties, they have now confiscated our family’s only place of residence. According to the Penal Code, the court cannot seize a property the confiscation of which deprives the spouse, children and other persons under the guardianship of a convict from food, clothing and housing.”
Iman Sadeqi added that his parents suffer from various illnesses and need to receive medical care, but judicial authorities do not cooperate and do not allow his parents to go to hospital while he has already made the arrangement at his own expense.
Fatemeh Mossanna and Hassan Sadeqi were supporters of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) before they got married and both were imprisoned in the 1980s. Hassan Sadeqi was only 15 when he was arrested and imprisoned for six years. Fatemeh Mossanna, 13, and her mother, Ferdows Mahboubi, were arrested and imprisoned for two and four years.
Fatemeh Mossanna’s brothers Ali, Mostafa and Morteza, as well as her sister-in-law were sentenced to death and executed shortly after. Ali Mossanna was executed while his wife and two daughters aged 4 and 6 were in prison.
Three decades later, the couple were arrested on January 28, 2013, along with their 16-year-old son and imprisoned in Evin. Their son was released shortly after, but the couple remained under interrogation for a long time for holding funeral ceremony for Hassan Sadeqi’s father who had died at Camp Liberty, Iraq, where the PMOI members resided.
Fatemeh Mossanna and her husband, Hassan Sadeqi, were each subsequently sentenced to 15 years in prison, on April 9, 2014, by the 26th Branch of the Revolutionary Court in Tehran on the charge of having contacts with the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran.

Civil activist, Rezvaneh Ahmad Khan Beigi, was sentenced to 4 years and five months in prison.
The first trial of Rezvaneh Ahmad Khan Beigi was held on Sunday, February 17, 2019, in the 26th Branch of Tehran’s Court.
Health conditions of Rezvaneh Ahmad Khan Beigi have deteriorated in prison as she has been suffering from seizures and epilepsy before being detained.
The inspector of Branch 2 of Evin Prosecutor’s Court, Mohammad Nassir-pour, has illegally refused to accept bail for this civil activist and has extended her detention without allowing her lawyer to get involved in the case.
The Iranian regime has stepped up pressure on political prisoners including imprisoned civil activists, seeking to create an atmosphere of fear and terrorize a disgruntled and restless society.
Sahar Kazemi, an environmental and civil activist and sports coach from Sanandaj, was another one of women activists who has been sentenced to five years in prison by a Sanandaj Court because of her activities.
In early February, a former political prisoner, Mahin Akbari, 57, was arrested in a raid on her residence and transferred to the Lakan Prison of Rasht after lengthy interrogations and torture in the detention center of the Intelligence Department of Rasht.
Massoumeh Askari, a retired teacher, was sentenced to 5 years in prison on February 18, 2019.
Ms. Askari had been rearrested in December 2018 and held for one month in solitary confinement at Ward 209 of Evin Prison.
Human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh was sentenced to 38 years in prison and 148 lashes after two grossly unfair trials. The 55-year-old human rights lawyer has been detained for her peaceful human rights work, including her defense of women activists and women protesting against the compulsory veil.
The scale of arrests, imprisonments and sentences issued for women activists in just 45 days and their cruel treatment reveal the extreme lengths the Iranian regime has gone to crack down on peaceful dissent.

On the eve of the New Persian Year, a girl child laborer dies under the rubble of her home. On Sunday night, March 17, 2019, a 9-year-old girl child laborer by the name of Sadouri and her brother, Rashid, 11, died under the debris when their home was destroyed under heavy rain. The harrowing incident took place in south Tehran, in the farmlands near Shahr-e Rey. The 11-year-old Rashid used to farm as his sister, Sadouri, was a girl child labourer peddling on the streets to help their family earn their living.
After the heavy rain on Sunday night, their home collapsed. Their mother and siblings ran out, but Sadouri and her brother remained under the rubles.
More than 200 families live in the desert-like area surrounding these farmlands for over 30 years. The houses built in this area are made of mud and wood and are not resistant to rain and snow. There is no potable water. Living conditions are very harsh for children. Poverty and unemployment are the main problems of the families residing in this area.
The children who live in these homes are essentially child laborers and earn living by pan handling or peddling on the streets.
NGOs had already informed the municipality, governorate and Welfare Organization of the conditions of these children and the fact that they need help. Nonetheless, no action has been taken, so far. Once, the municipality agents destroyed a public bathroom built for the residents with the help of charities. They said nothing must be built in this area because it is unofficial! (the state-run ROKNA news agency – March 18, 2019)
The regime needs to take immediate action to prevent more children from becoming victims of such incidents and alleviate the problems they face in such non-standard housings.

On March 16, 2019, an Iranian official website reported an acid attack on a woman in Tehran. According to the state-run website, on Wednesday, March 13, 2019, a masked man sprayed acid on a woman in the Tehransar area. The 38-year-old woman who is a deputy in one of the girls’ high schools in Punak, was heading to the high school on the morning of the acid attack. According to the physicians at Motahhari Hospital in Tehran, due to the acid attack, the woman has a 5% burn on the face area and one of her eyes has seen the most damage. (The state-run Davat Online website – March 16, 2019)
Honour killing in Kermanshah Province: A man hanged his wife in Sonqor city on Thursday, March 7, 2019. The young woman, Maryam Mohebi, had two children. After returning home, Maryam was faced with her husband’s insults, harassment, and abuse as to why she was late and subsequently hanged by her husband only because she was home late.
In another incident, a 17-year-old girl, Yasra Fathi, hanged herself and ended her life in Javanrud, Kermanshah Province, on Thursday, March 14, 2019.
Also, in Zeynabad, a district in Dehloran, Ilam Province, after a dispute with her father, a 16-year-old teenage girl, Zaynab Azadi, shot and killed herself with her father’s gun on February 18, 2019, while her father was in the bathroom.
According to a report from Urmia, recently in March, a mother who was not able to buy some meat for her children due to poverty, hanged herself in front of them.
The mother, whose children had not eaten meat for a few months, went to a butcher to buy some meat but, with the amount of money she had, they would not sell any meat to her. A man who witnessed this scene bought some meat in order to help her and followed the woman to her house. He knocked on the door of the house and told the child who opened the door, “Call your mother, I have an important thing to tell her”. However, the little child tells him, “Uncle, my mother is swinging!” When the man goes into the house, he sees that the deprived woman had hanged herself.

In recent days, various strata of society, including nurses, defrauded investors, municipality employees, and university graduates held protests against the misconduct and mismanagement of the ruling clerical regime of Iran. A large number of women participated in the protests.
On Wednesday, March 13, 2019, nurses from Beheshti Hospital in Kashan held a protest rally against the nonpayment of their overtime and 11 months of wages. Since the beginning of the year, no overtime has been paid to the nurses of the Beheshti Hospital in Kashan.
On the same day, nurses from the Babol University of Medical Sciences protested in front of the office of the head of the university against the failure to pay their salary.
On Wednesday, March 13, 2019, the defrauded clients of the Padideh Shandiz Institute in Mashhad. The protest rally which was held in front of the prosecutor’s office in Mashhad was attacked by law enforcement forces.
On the same day, a number of exhibitors at the women’s empowerment exhibition in Mashhad protested against the high cost of exhibiting booths and low advertising. The exhibition was disadvantageous to the participants due to the mismanagement of government bodies.
On Wednesday, March 13, 2019, a group of employees of the Sarableh Municipality in Ilam province gathered in front of the municipality to protest against the nonpayment of their salaries and benefits.
On Tuesday, March 12, 2019, a group of defrauded clients of Sekkey-e Samen financial company, Caspian Credit Institute, and Alborz Iranian financial company gathered in front of the Judiciary building in Tehran to protest against the looting of their deposited money and assets.
On Monday, March 11, 2019, a group of employed experts in Clinical Laboratory Sciences in Tehran held a protest gathering against the policies of the Ministry of Health and in order to demonstrate their protest, ripped their academic qualifications, which was stamped by the Ministry of Health.
The protest of engineers held in front of the Ministry of Science and Technology Research building also continued for the 14th day on Monday, March 11, 2019.


The Iranian women’s football league is being held under deplorable conditions.
The Azarakhsh football team of Tehran which is the only team representing the capital in the league is struggling.
Tehran women’s football team of Azarakhsh does not have a suitable field for its practices. They play in a field which is smaller than the standard football field. They do not do any body building. They do not receive any support from sports institutions and it is not clear how long they will be able to stay in the Iranian women’s football league.
Khodayar, CEO of Azarakhsh club, explained the team’s problems. “Unfortunately, we do not have any sponsor. We cannot add a few effective players. We have a lot of financial problems. We are strangers in Tehran. Neither the municipality nor the parliament, back us. We have time and again explained our financial problems, but no one cares a bit.  We do not even have a standard field. Every day, we are practicing in a new place. On the one hand are our financial problems and on the other, there is the problem of injustice.”
In addition, in the 12th week of the Iranian women’s football league, the Southern Pars Team of Bushehr sent only nine players, instead of 11, to play in the games. Southern Pars represents Bushehr Province in the league. It participated without its main coach and was accompanied only by a supervisor.
Iranian women’s football league
Somayyeh Bashi, the assistant coach of Southern Pars, said on March 11, “We played with nine players. We did not have a goal keeper, so one of the players stood in front of the gate. This was because one of our goal keepers could not participate due to a problem for her kid. Another could not come because of family problems.”
Due to financial problems, the Southern Pars players boarded on a van to go to Kerman to play their game in the Iranian women’s football league. (The state-run ISNA news agency – March 11, 2019)