According to Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran May 22nd, 37 individuals have been executed in various cities in Iran from May 19th to 21st. These victims were either hanged in Ghezel Hessar and Gohardasht prisons or in public in the cities of Qouchan, Minab, Shiraz and Arak.
The Women Committee of Iranian resistance confirms that Narges Mohammadi, a human rights activist, has gone on hunger strike since Monday May 18, to protest the denial of access to medical treatment and her necessary drugs. Narges Mohammadi was arrested on May 5 illegally and without any judicial order by state intelligence agents at her home and was taken to Evin Prison. Upon arrival, they took her drugs. Narges Mohammadi is the mother of two, and was arrested first in June 2010, charged with 'assembly and collusion against national security' and 'propaganda against the system', and was sentenced to six years in prison. But as a result of torture and poor prison conditions, she suffered nerve and muscle paralysis during interrogation, following which, because of the severity of her condition, she was released on heavy bail for 'not being able to tolerate the punishment'.
Paying tribute to the families of political prisoners, participation and a speech at the ceremony commemorating Sattar Beheshti, a worker and blogger who was murdered under torture, protest against acid attacks on girls, working to stop the death penalty, defending prisoners of ethnic and religious minorities, are among the activities of Ms. Mohammadi that has angered the regime, that intends to increase pressure on her by making her dossier heavier.
Ms. Sarvenaz Chitsaz, the Chair of the Women’s Committee of the National Council of Resistance of Iran, called on the Iranian public, especially women and young people to show support and solidarity with Narges Mohammadi and urged international human rights and women’s rights organizations to take effective measures to release her and other female political prisoners. Yesterday in their weekly protest, freedom loving Iranian-Canadians in Ottawa gathered in front of US embassy and demanded the release of all political prisoners and female political prisoners such as Narges Mohammadi and lawyer Negar Haeri. They also condemned the wave of executions in Iran and repeated that US and UN must arm the Iranian residents of Camp Liberty in Iraq for own protection.
France’s foreign minister says Iran wants 24 days before international inspectors could visit its nuclear sites in the event of a suspected violation of a deal with world powers over its atomic program. But Laurent Fabius warned that giving Iran a 24-day notice prior to any inspections would give Iran enough time to get rid of any evidence that could bring to light Iran’s breach of the agreement.
This was unveiled Thursday giving the state of talks between six world powers and Iran ahead of a June 30 deadline to reach an accord aimed to keep Tehran from developing nuclear weapons.
Associated Press reported that Though he once vigorously opposed its involvement, President Barack
Obama signed legislation Friday that gives Congress the power to
review and potentially reject a nuclear deal with Iran. Achieving a deal
with Iran is a central element of Obama’s foreign policy ambitions, and
the new law imposes conditions on his ability to act on his own. He
signed the measure without ceremony Friday at the White House.
Negotiators from the U.S., China, France, Russia, Great Britain and
Germany are seeking a deal with Tehran by the end of June. Israel and
some Persian Gulf nations worry Iran is simply delaying its nuclear
ambitions to get economic sanctions lifted. The legislation would bar
Obama from waiving congressional sanctions for at least 30 days while
lawmakers examine any final deal. Congress would have to pass a
resolution of disapproval to reject an agreement, an action Obama likely
would veto. Obama had initially threatened to veto legislation that
placed conditions that Iran would never accept.
Iranian regime's president insisted on not allowing the inspection of Iran’s military sites and its nuclear scientists. During a visit to the city of Tabriz, northwestern Iran, Hassan Rouhani said that Tehran will never sign a nuclear deal that would allow foreign access to Iranian scientists or military sites. On Wednesday, the Iranian regime’s Supreme Leader who has the final say on any major political issue publicly ruled out international inspections of military sites or interviews with nuclear scientists describing them as 'unreasonable demands.' On the other hand Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, the Iranian Resistance's President-elect, sail on Thursday May 21 that Khamenei's remarks and his regime's conducts which coincide with the nuclear talks, reaffirm the fact that force and firmness are the only language the mullahs’ regime understands. After three decades of concealment and deception, adding six or nine months to the breakout time does not comprise a solution. Only the stringent implementation of UN Security Council resolutions can definitely prevent the regime from gaining access to the nuclear bomb. Placating negotiations with this religious fascism will not secure the world from the threat of nuclear-armed mullahs but will further incite their danger to the peoples of Iran, region and the world by giving time to the terrorist mullahs, Rajavi added.
- Workers of 'Panah Saz' company in Asalouya, the sub-derivatives of phase, 17 and 18 at area 3 of the southern oil Complex gathered in front of the company on Tuesday May 19th to demand unpaid wages. They said they had not received their salaries during past few months.
- Also in Shahr-e Kord, a group of teachers rallied in front of the provincial office on Monday May 18th to protest unpaid wages and salaries. They also complained of poor living condition which does not match the life of a teacher.