More than 300 Residents of Qaemshahr gathered outside the governorates office building yesterday to protest against the government’s inaction to resolve fuel shortages after a gas supply cut off over the past two weeks. The protesters announced it’s been 13 days since their gas had been cut off and their living situation has paralyzed, but no measure had been taken by the regime’s officials.Also the people of Gorgan gathered outside the gas company of the city and protested against gas supply cut off. They said: The gas cut off along with severe cold weather which has been unprecedented in the last 39 years has made life overbearing for the people.Some angry people from Uroumiyeh who had been waiting in the line for gasoline and gas, were harassed by the State security Force (SSF), therefore the people confronted with suppressive forces.And the Uroumiyeh University students protested against the fuel crisis with staging a sit-in in front of the governorship building of that city. The protesting students asked for recess of Uroumiyeh’s universities until the problem is resolved.
The Amir-Kabir student’s website on Jan. 8 reported: In a letter to humanitarian organizations, the families of the students who were detained in the notorious Evin prison, called for immediate action for saving the lives of their detained children. In part of the letter they wrote: “Today, the brave children of Iran in universities are being arrested and imprisoned on charges of commemorating the Students’ Day. The servants of the mullahs’ regime ban the students to be visited by their families. We call the Secretary General of the UN, Mr. Ban Ki-Moon, UN high commissioner of Human Rights, Ms. Louise Arbour, the Amnesty International and all human rights organizations and humanitarian institutes in the world to help us release our children.
Iranian regime amputated the right hand and left foot of five people in the southeastern city of Zahedan, capital of the restive Sistan-Baluchestan province. The men were identified as M.A. Jalali, A.B. Righi, A. Righi, A.R. Roudini and D. Pahlevan, the Associated France Press reported.The Agency added: The amputations come amid a campaign the authorities say is aimed at improving security in society which has led to an increasing number of executions in the Islamic republic, many of them in public. AFP added: According to another report, Iran hanged a 53 year old man in the northern town of Gorgan whose name was not released. Iranian regime also hanged in public in the central city of Arak on Sunday a former police official and executed another person in prison.
Authorities in the province of Khorrasan Jonoubi, eastern Iran, hanged three individuals on Wednesday, state media reported. The three unnamed individuals were hanged in the city of Birjand, according to the government-owned news agency Fars. They were accused of drug trafficking. Iranian authorities routinely execute dissidents on bogus charges such as armed robbery and drug smuggling.