Monday, January 27, 2014


Dire conditions of ill prisoners in regime’s medieval prisons
Inmates in Karaj’s central prison in Iran are suffering from various illnesses. Although the capacity of the wards is between 100 to 150, some wards hold up to 600 inmates. Inmates are forced to spend the nights in the ward’s corridors. The sick prisoners are not given medicine and treatment. At most, only 25 inmates are checked by a physician during one week. The prison physicians write one prescription for every 10 inmates. The prescriptions are usually simple pills for colds and flues and do not resolve the illnesses such as diabetes, heart problems, hepatitis and Aids. In an analysis over the high death rate in this prison, the lack of preliminary treatment and preventions has been found to be the main element.

Iran’s "Ahab" Construction Company workers unpaid wages
Laborers, working for the Ahab Construction Company in the International Shahr Aftab Convention project, haven’t received their wage for months. The last time they were paid was June of 2013. The manager, in an attempt to counter the protests, is threatening to lay off the workers.
In another news on Tuesday, Tehran witnessed protest rallies in the two important factories of “Fakhr Petrochemicals” and “Iran Tire”.
150 workers of the Fakhr Petrochemicals repair and maintenance unit went on strike protesting the factory authorities’ decision to prevent the entrance of the workers’ union representative to the facility. The workers have demanded a 22% increase in their salaries and pensions.
Iran Tire factory workers in a coordinated protest rally staged a protest gathering outside the factory on Tuesday morning opposing the expulsion of 80 of their colleagues. According to a report wired by the regime’s state-run ILNA news agency, the mullahs’ regime has resorted to the excuse of lack of financial resources and raw material in order to expel a group of the factory’s part-time workers.

Iranian regime issued a 3 time execution sentence for political prisoner
The Iranian regime’s court in Sanandaj sentenced Morteza Rahmani a Kurdish political prisoner to 3 times execution and 3 years of imprisonment under charges of cooperation with an opposition group and acting against the country’s national security. Morteza Rahmani is from the village of Telko near the town of Kamyaran where he was arrested 20 months ago by the Ministry of Intelligence.
A male prisoner has been executed in the main prison in the northern Iranian city of Sari, introduced by D.M, regime officials have announced.
The regime's judiciary in the province also said another prisoner known as M.K. was taken for execution.
More than 400 executions have occurred in Iran since Hassan Rouhani took office last June.

Inmates protest to prison officials inhumane behavior
The political prisoners in room 12 of Gohardasht Prison’s Ward 2 in the city of Karaj, in protest to the raid of prison officials, chanted “Death to Khamenei”, “Death to dictator” and “Death to tyrant” on Saturday, January 25th. The oppressive forces, fearing the protest would spread throughout the ward, quickly pulled out. Reports indicate that Bahraini, the prison’s intelligence chief; Amirian, prison deputy; and Aghai participated and led the attack against the political prisoners.

Arbitrary searches and inspections to prevent outburst of public protests
on Thursday, 23 January State Security Forces initiated in arbitrary car searches and street interrogations in various areas of Bandar Abbas, capital of Hormozgān Province on the southern coast. The SSF units raided Golshahr, Imam Hossein and Jahan Bar areas and other streets of the city. They blocked roads and searched all vehicles, harassing people. Iranian youths believe that such actions only show the regime’s fear of the outburst of protests in the city of Bandar Abbas.

According to National Council of Resistance of Iran(NCRI) more than 5,000 residents of the southern Iranian city of Hamidiya were tear-gassed during a protest against the regime's plans to destroy historical sites in the region.
Security forces attacked demonstrators during the mass gathering on Friday in Hamidiya, 25km from the Khuzistan provincial capital of Ahwaz.
Among the sites destined for demolition is the Sheikh Khazaal Palace, named after the local ruler until 1925.

Iranian regime resorts to terrorist threats vis-à-vis Kerry’s remarks
Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corp Chief Mohammad Ali Jafari resorted to terrorist threats in reaction to the US Secretary of State John Kerry's remarks, and said: If you don’t understand military and security matters, ask your experts that can the US tolerate the destructive consequences of resorting to the military option against Iran.
John Kerry had said in his speech in the Davos Conference in Switzerland that we will never allow the Iranian regime to operate the Arak power plant. He added that Rouhani’s remarks about the Iranian regime not seeking nuclear weapons are meaningless unless US sees practical measures.
Regarding the Iranian regime’s nuclear program, Kerry said that now the IAEA inspectors can be at Fordo and Natanz on a daily basis. Also, the inspectors can be at
Arak every month. Kerry added: A country that wants a peaceful nuclear program doesn’t want an enrichment cycle underground and doesn’t want a heavy water reactor. 

Maliki continues indiscriminate bombings of Fallujah despite UN warnings on protecting civilians
Al-Jazeera TV cited medical sources reporting in the city of Fallujah 9 Iraqi civilians, among them 6 members of one family, have been killed due to indiscriminate bombing by Maliki’s military forces, and dozens of people – including many women – have been injured in these attacks. These bombings have continued for the fourth consecutive day on homes, hospitals, mosques, tombs and government offices.
On Friday the UNHCR expressed its concerns regarding the status of Fallujah and Ramadi residents, warning of the shortage of food and medicine in these cities.
According to reports aired by local Iraqi TV stations, in the Biji region north of
Baghdad a large demonstration was staged against government forces’ attacks against Fallujah. Demonstrators chanted slogans against Maliki's government saying, “Hey Maliki, this is a revolution.”

Syrian regime refuses to handover chemical weapons
Al-Arabiya TV cited sources in the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons warning the patience of Western countries will come to an end if the Syrian regime fails to transfer its chemical stockpile. It was arranged for this stockpile to be destroyed in July of this year. Only 1% of this stockpile at the Assad regime’s disposal has been destroyed. According to this organization the Syrian regime has nearly 1,300 tons of chemical agents at its disposal and 500 tons of these very dangerous substances were to be destroyed before the month of March.

U.N. nuclear chief says still 'long way to go' on Iran

Reuters reported that the U.N. nuclear chief said on Friday there was "still a long way to go" to resolve a decade-old dispute over Iran's nuclear program. Yukiya Amano, head of the International Atomic Energy Agency, made the comment as he won broad backing from the IAEA's 35-nation board for the U.N. body's expanded role in Iran to check that it complies with the accord over the next six months. In the deal with the United States, France, Germany, Britain, China and Russia, Iran agreed to suspend its most sensitive nuclear activity in exchange for a limited easing of sanctions that are battering its oil-dependent economy.