Monday, September 29, 2008


National Council of Resistance of Iran in a statement said on 25th of Sep. That simultaneous with the session of the IAEA’s board of governors, which was reviewing the Iranian regime’s nuclear program, the Iranian resistance’s president-elect Maryam Rajavi urged the board of governors and the United Nations Security Council to act firmly and impose comprehensive sanctions against the regime, and deny it further opportunity to acquire nuclear weapons. Mrs Rajavi added that the new IAEA report leaves no room for any doubts on the military nature of the mullah’s nuclear program and their attempts to conceal it.
The U.N. Security Council on Saturday unanimously approved a resolution that reaffirms previous sanctions on Iranian regime for refusing on halt uranium enrichment for its nuclear program. Sanctions include an embargo on sales to Iran’s nuclear and ballistic missile programs, and export ban on arms and travel bans and asset freezes that “target” specific Iranian officials, banks and other entities. The new resolution also calls on Tehran “to fully comply, without delay, with its obligations” and meet the requirements of the UN’s International Atomic Energy Agency.

Over 800 workers rallied against government in south western Iranian city
More than 800 workers of Pars Paper Industry of Haft-Tappeh held a protesting gathering outside governorate building of Shoosh (southwestern Iranian city) in protest against two-month unpaid salaries. Also the workers of Haft-Tappeh Sugar Cane Company of Khuzestan province staged a sit-in protest in front of the company’s administration office, asking for their unpaid salaries.

1700 drivers staged strike in Ahwaz asking for lifting syndicate ban
More than 1700 drivers and truck owners staged strikes in Ahwaz. For more than two weeks the striking drivers, by parking their trucks in one of the main avenues, have been expressing their protests. They have been asking for resuming freight syndicate whose activities have been suspended since 14 months ago. On September 20, on the fifteenth day of strike, more than 600 drivers parked their trucks in this road as a sign of protest

Whipping in public for eating during Ramadan
According to a statement by the National Council of Resistance of Iran; Yahya Mohammad-Zadeh, the mullahs’ prosecutor in the northern city of Tabriz announced that those violating the strict Ramadan penal code for refraining from eating or drinking will be whipped in public if the violators do not comply with the rules in the holy month, reported the state-run news agency Fars on Sunday. 'After 20 days into the month of Ramadan more than 50 people were sentences to whipping for violating Ramadan’s rules,' Mohammad-Zadeh said.'However, we are prepared to enforce the law in public if necessary in the days remaining from Ramadan,' he said. According to article 638 of the Islamic criminal codes, eating in public is considered a crime punishable by law which includes whipping or fines. With the start of Ramadan in Iran, harsh treatment of those breaking the fast has added to people’s problems with the mullahs’ regime. In a figure given by the deputy chief of the SSF on September 11, nearly 26,000 citizens have already received warring citations for breaking their fast in the streets. In a directive issued a few days before Ramadan, the SSF ruled that no one is allowed to consume food or beverages in public.