Sunday, April 17, 2016


A new wave of oppression against women in Iranian Capital-Tehran started on 16 April for improper veiling and “moral” sins. State run Fars news agency reported: Tehran police commander said in addition to Mel veiling the police will deal with noise pollution and unveiling. Iranian regime desires for women to cover up their hair not to wear tight clothing and no make up but women are moving in the opposite direction. According to police in 2013 alone nearly 3 million people have been dealt with by Guidance police on the streets where a significant number of people have been arrested and send to courts.

Flood in past week in 152 Iranian cities and villages has left 6 people dead and missing and more than 100 bridges have been destroyed. In Lorestan province the pathway of 80 villages and the water of 143 villages has been cut off. It's reported that most of the damage has occurred in Ilam, Lorestan and Khuzestan provinces. The Iranian regime has no contingency plan to deal with unexpected natural disaster.

The Iranian regime on Saturday hanged 3 prisoners in a jail in Rasht, northern Iran, as the European Union's foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini was in Tehran to build greater trade ties between the EU and the regime. The three prisoners were identified by the regime’s judiciary in Golestan Province only by their initials as: E.M. 29, D.A. 51, and F. V. 31 years old. The Iranian regime has executed at least 17 people in the past week while European officials have been paying visits to Tehran.
The trip of Ms. Mogherini, the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, to Tehran on Saturday along with 7 EU commissioners for discussions with the regime’s officials on trade and other areas of cooperation was strongly criticized by Mohammad Mohaddessin, chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the NCRI who said: “This trip which takes place in the midst of mass executions, brutal human rights violations and the regime's unbridled warmongering in the region tramples on the values upon which the EU has been founded and which Ms. Mogherini should be defending and propagating.”Amnesty International in its April 6 annual Death Penalty report covering the 2015 period wrote: "Iran put at least 977 people to death in 2015, compared to at least 743 the year before."
There have been more than 2,300 executions during Hassan Rouhani’s tenure as President. The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in Iran Mr. Ahmad Shaheed, in March announced that the number of executions in Iran in 2015 was greater than any year in the last 25 years. Rouhani has explicitly endorsed the executions as examples of “God’s commandments” and “laws of the parliament that belong to the people.” In ‪Tehran‬ press conference ‎Mogherini‬ did not raise ‎human rights‬ abuses, executions ,censorship, and repression on ‪‎women‬.

Stop Fundamentalism reported on April 14 that the Iranian regime officials had arrested 3 protestors instead of listening to their requests a day earlier. In solidarity with fellow workers in Bandar Abbas, approximately 6,000 truck drivers in Shiraz, Isfahan and Yazd went on strike. They called for the unconditional release of those arrested.
The protest gathering was held against the dominion of corruption in Iran by the Road Maintenance and Transportation Organization that loads the trucks upon extortion and receiving bribes while favouring the regime’s elements by giving them special privileges and loading their trucks out of the queue. This has resulted drivers having to wait in line for up to 20 days.”
Moreover, the tax department has been adding to the gravity of the situation by imposing various different kinds of commissions and charges through different departments in the government.

Reuters reported on April 15 that the leaders from more than 50 Muslim nations accused Iran on Friday of supporting terrorism and interfering in the affairs of regional states, including Syria and Yemen, a condemnation that may widen the divide between Iran and its main rival, Saudi Arabia.
The leaders, including Hassan Rouhani, have been attending a summit in Istanbul this week of the 57-member Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to discuss a such issues as the humanitarian fall-out from Syria's civil war.
"The conference deplored Iran's interference in the internal affairs of the States of the region and other member states including Bahrain, Yemen, Syria, and Somalia, and its continued support for terrorism," the OIC said in its final summit communique.
It also stressed the need for "cooperative relations" between Iran and other Muslim countries, including refraining from the use or threat of force.
Both Turkey, which has assumed the three-year rotating presidency of the OIC, and Saudi Arabia are part of the U.S.-led coalition against Islamic State militants in Syria. They are also opponents of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, a stance that has put them at odds with Iran, an ally of Assad.
Shi'ite Iran is also allied with the Houthi rabbles in Yemen.

A newly elected female MP in Iran is to be barred from entering the next parliament because she is allegedly have shaken hands with an unrelated man during a trip abroad.
Minoo Khaleghi, a reformist politician and environmental activist, has denied claims about the handshake, which would be illegal under Iran’s Islamic law.
Khaleghi was elected during regime's so called election in February as a new member of the Iranian parliament, (or Majlis), from the constituency of Isfahan, the country’s top tourist destination.
She had been qualified to run, meaning that the powerful guardian council, which vets all candidates, had approved her candidacy. But the controversial body of clerics and jurists has changed its mind, nullifying her votes even though election officials endorsed the results in Isfahan and found no major discrepancy in the counting process.

Following a written indictment issued by the branch no. 1 of the public prosecutor’s office in Tehran’s notorious Evin Prison in Iran, Narges Farhadi, a member of the  “Erfan Halghe” group was summoned to the Revolutionary Court on Wednesday, April 6 to serve her full year sentence behind bars for being part of this group. Dr. Mohammad Ali Taheri, who is currently in prison is the founder of the "Erfan Halghe". He has finished his 5 year sentence but the Iranian regime refuses to release him.

According to Human Rights Activists April 9, Kines Kinguri, a prisoner from Kenya who had spent 8 years of his life in Tehran’s notorious Evin Prison in Iran, passed away last week. His cellmates said he was transferred to the clinic at 6 am on April 4 due to high blood pressure. However, no one in the clinic provided any medical care for him until 11 am. He suffered a stroke at 11 am and died before being transferred to a hospital.