Monday, February 03, 2014

Iraqi forces install new surveillance and espionage equipment's at Camp Liberty
Iraqi forces under Nouri Maliki’s command have installed cameras, espionage devices, and new loudspeakers at Camp Liberty for suppressive purposes and to prepare the grounds to conduct further attacks against PMOI member (People's Mojahedin of Iran) in Camp Liberty. The liberty residents have been attacked by missiles 4 times already where several people were killed and hundreds left wounded. Around the world Iranians have been the voice of the Liberty residents in various countries. As such in Canada Iranian-Canadians gather in front of the US embassy in Ottawa a few times a week to remind president Obama of his obligations. US, UN and the Iraqi government had signed a written agreement for the Mojaheding to be relocated temporarily to Camp Liberty from Ashraf where they were supposed to get protection, 3 years a go.

Iranian regime calls for prosecution of UN human rights rapporteur!
Ibrahim Raisi, first deputy of the Iranian regime’s judiciary, called for the prosecution of Ahmed Shaheed, the UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Iran! “Unfortunately, the UN human rights rapporteur has reported numerous lies in his report and if there is a fair court he must be prosecuted,” he said.
In his last report Ahmed Shaheed warned on the increasing wave of executions, especially since Rouhani took office.

Attacks against civilians in Iraq’s al-Anbar Province condemned
al-Tagheer TV in Iraq reported Sheikh Adnan al-Ani, speaker and imam of Baghdad’s Ameriya district called for the condemnation of Maliki government’s attacks against people in al-Anbar Province.
“How can a ruler kill his own people? ... What have the people of
al-Anbar Province done to be murdered in such a way, and/or by artillery shelling or aerial bombardments? In these freezing cold temperatures men, women and children are displaced and living in schools and unfinished building, while the rulers themselves are sleeping in the Green Zone,” he said.

women without chador banned from entering regime-controlled hospital
The Baghiatallah Hospital in Tehran, controlled by officials close to the Iranian regime, does not allow women without chadors. The hospital officials force women to borrow black chadors in order to enter the hospital.
Regime agents prevented a woman from entering the facility for this reason, witnesses said, while she was suffering from cancer. Baghiatallah hospital is the same facility that Canadian photo journalist Zahra Kazemi died after enduring horrendous tortures in Evin prison. chado is a piece of fabric which covers the women's body head to toe.

Collective execution of six prisoners in Urumiyah prison, Number of executions stand at 83 from January 6 to 30th
According to the Iranian Resistance the Iranian regime hanged six prisoners in Urumiyah’s central prison on January 30. Additionally, on the day prior, mullahs’ intelligence conveyed news on execution of two political prisoners to their families.
Up till now, these executions brought the number of the registered executions in January alone to 83. This is while the number of executions in January 2013 was 46, nearly 90% increase.
In another development, on Tuesday, January 28, henchmen put pressure on seven political prisoners from
Kurdistan in ward 350 of Evin prison to cooperate with the regime. They were threatened that in case they refuse, regime’s supreme tribunal would quickly sentence them to death on charges of Moharebeh and “propaganda against the system” and their sentences would be carried out.

Labor protest across numerous Iranian cities
 On Thursday, January 30th, contract and full-time workers of the Semnan Rangin Nakh Factory protested the announcement of the factory closure. One worker said they have filed protests at the governorate, mayor’s office and the labor department, demanding officials in this regard to follow up on this matter.

- Detained workers of the Poly Acryl Factory are held in ward 8 of Isfahan Central Prison. They are continuously harassed by interrogators and torturers.

- The hardworking laborers of Behbahan municipality on Wednesday, January 29th, surpassed their 19th day on strike demanding their paychecks which have been delayed for 7 months.

- Workers of the Ramshir bakeries staged rallies outside the municipality office on Monday and Tuesday, January 27th and 28th, protesting lack of flour leading to the closure of the bakeries.

- The Iranian regime arrested twenty Chador Malou mine workers for staging protest rallies. “These workers were summoned and arrested by security police on Wednesday, January 28th,” said Ahmad Kamali, governor of Ardakan in Yazd Province. Despite these arrests, the rallies of the Cahdor Malou mine workers continued on Thursday, January 30th, protesting the expulsion from work and detention of their colleagues.

Gasoline prices on the rise in Iran
Rouhani on Wednesday night said gasoline price hikes will be higher than other energy-related products.
In the budget bill prepared for Iran’s next calendar year (beginning late March) an average 33% is designated for energy-related products.
“Increasing the price of energy-related products will lead to the doubling of general prices of goods, 40% inflation, unemployment and the unequivocal distribution of revenues,” warned Iranian MP Ahmad Tavakoli.
On the other hand, another MP Alireza Mahjoub expressed concerns on the consequences of increasing oil-related products prices.
“We must have answers tomorrow. The poor will not forgive us,” he said.
“In this budget bill the goal is to increase the price of oil-related products at the maximum possible rate. The budget you have prepared is full of unknowns. When we want to increase prices in one step and get a lot money from gasoline and diesel fuel, and all other things from the people, why do it little by little? If you want to take, take it all at once,” he said, lashing at the false statistics stated in Rouhani’s budget plan.