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.