Sunday, June 05, 2016


Yesterday Sat. June 4, Iranian-Canadians during their weekly protest at the Parliament Hill and across from Prime Minister's office condemned the recent flogging of mine workers in Azarbayjan province and the university students in Iran. Referring to more than 2400 executions during Hassan Rouhani, the Iranian regime's president, protesters called for a moratorium on executions in Iran.

The condition of Mr. Jafar Azimzadeh, president of the Free Union of Workers of Iran on hunger strike is deteriorating after nearly 40 days without food. His demands are: Removal of acting against the security from cases of trade unionists activists and the independent teachers 'organizations and workers' freedom of action. He is also refusing medical treatment as well.

Iranian Kurdish political prisoner’s health is rapidly deteriorating in his fourth week of unlimited hunger strike. Mohammad Sediq Kaboudvand a Kurdish journalist and political prisoner, currently held in the notorious Evin prison has fallen ill and is now in a life threatening condition. He has been in detention since July 1, 2007 and was condemned by a bogus court to 10 years in prison for “acting against security.” He suffers from several ailments, including cardiac and renal diseases.

Hundreds of retired employees of “Iran Telecommunication Industries” (ITI) in Shiraz, southern Iran, held an 11 day protest and sit-ins inside the factory plaza demanding to be paid their outstanding salaries. On May 28, the state-run ILNA news agency reported that some 1300 retired workers of the ITI, who have been made redundant gradually since 2006, have not received their deferred wages and severance benefits. So, some of these retired workers have set up tents inside the courtyard of the factory in protest to receive their unpaid wages and benefits.

62 young men and women were arrested after the suppressive State Moral police raided a mixed gender party/celebration in the southern city of Bandar Abbas in Iran. The state-run Shahrvand daily reported on June 2nd that 23 men and 39 women, who were caught dancing and partying, were arrested in the raid which was carried out on Sunday, May 29.
Similar raids have been carried out in Iran in recent days.
In Alborz province, north of Tehran another raid into a night party ended in the arrests of 12 girls and 17 boys.
In another case on May 28, more than 29 youngsters were arrested for participating in a mixed-gender party in Mashhad, north-east Iran.
Some 35 young men and women were flogged last week for taking part in a mixed-gender party after their graduation ceremony near Qazvin, some 140 kilometers northwest of the Iranian capital Tehran, Ismaeil Sadeghi Niaraki the regime's Prosecutor in the city said on May 26. Niaraki said that the following morning every one of those detained received 99 lashes as punishment by the  'Morality Police.'
Last month, the Iranian regime’s paramilitary Basij in north-eastern Iran broke up two mixed-gender parties within 72 hours on May 20 and 21 st, detaining 70 people. According to State-run ILNA news agency, on Friday, June 3rd 2016 the regime on Thursday arrested more than 70 young men and women in Tehran for taking part in a mixed-gender party at a restaurant.

The northern city of Tabriz in Iran became the latest place to witness the government’s repressive measures after 19 boutiques were ordered closed for selling what the regime called ‘un-Islamic clothes.’
Colonel Alireza Honardoost, the head of the regime’s public security police in Iran’s East Azerbaijan Province, stressed on May 31 that seals were placed on the 19 stores as part of a plan to eliminate un-Islamic fashions in the clothing guild.
He added: 'Other 41 clothing shops were obligated by the agents to give written commitments to respect the regulations due to their earlier lack of compliance.”“Furthermore, 64 sets of inappropriate clothes and women’s overcoats were confiscated and removed from shops,' he added. His remarks were carried by the Tasnim news agency, affiliated to the regime’s Revolutionary Guards (IRGC)  terrorist Quds Force.
These measures have infuriated the owners of the stores, according to local reports. In April the Iranian regime launched a new plan to suppress women for 'improper veiling.' It deployed some 7,000 undercover 'morality police officers' in Tehran, tasked with suppressing women on the streets and alerting official law enforcement agencies of instances of “mal-veiling” and other “violations” of the mullahs’ fundamentalist laws.

Former world heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali, whose record-setting boxing career, unprecedented flair for showmanship, and controversial stands made him one of the best-known figures of the 20th century, died on Friday aged 74. Ali's death was confirmed in a statement issued by family spokesman  late Friday evening June 4, a day after he was admitted to a Phoenix-area hospital with a respiratory ailment. Ali had long suffered from Parkinson's syndrome, which impaired his speech and made the once-graceful athlete almost a prisoner in his own body. Ali traveled to Iran in 1993 and according to reports paid his respect to Khomeini the founder of Islamic State. He placed a wreath on Khomeini's grave.