Sunday, November 12, 2017


A group of plundered men and women gathered in protest outside the Ministry of Agricultural Crusade (Jihad) in Iran'a capital Tehran on Tuesday, November 7. The protesters, looted by Vali Asr Financial Institute, demanded to have their money back. They addressed the supreme leader in their chants and asked whether stealing and robbery are allowed in the country.
In another news the Plundered men and women gathered for the second day outside the Ministry of Agricultural Crusade (Jihad) in Tehran on Wednesday, November 8. They have been looted by Vali Asr Financial Institute and protested the government’s support for the crooked institute. The State Security forces attacked the protesters using tear gas and beat up, women and children. On the same day in Ahwaz, southwest Iran, people protested against the government-backed Arman institute, by gathering in front of the governor’s office. They marched to the Department of Justice and continued to protest against fraud by the state authorities. They also protested against a judicial authority who had said, “the looted are not innocent.”

According to the state-run House of Nurses website Nov. 6, the Iranian nurses consisting of a high numbers of women work under unbearable conditions which have led to the deaths of a number of them. However, Iranian regime's officials have so far not attended this problem to find a genuine solution. Alireza Azarpanah, Head of the Nursing System in the city of Doroud, in western Lorestan Province, said, “Job-related stress rapidly frazzles nurses. The fatigue caused by compulsory overtime work, complex shifts as well as having to do things unrelated to their profession, bring about psychological and physical harms for them.” He suggested the implementation of the Law on Harmful Jobs as a solution which would reduce the pressure on nurses by offering them early retirement. The Iranian regime’s Supreme Administrative Court announced on November 7, 2017, that the Law on Early Retirement after 20 years of work in harmful jobs is applicable to nurses.
However, in light of the shortage of 100,000 nurses and the simultaneous lingering of 11,000 unemployed educated nurses in the country, the implementation of this law seems to be adding pressure on nurses rather than reducing it. (The official IRNA news agency – November 7, 2017)

Three young Baha'i's, including two women, were sentenced each to five years of prison for following up on their cases of being deprived of higher education because of their faith. Rouhieh Safajoo, Tara Houshmand, 21 and Sarmad Shadabi, 22, were denied higher education after passing the admission tests. They were arrested in March 2016 for legally following up their cases and publishing their issue in the social media. The three were released on bail a month later in April 2016. After repeated summons and trials they were tried on September 26, and a few days ago in November 2017, were informed that they had been given 5-year sentences each for “acting against national security by adhering to the Baha'i faith.”

“We are going to prove that 90 per cent of child laborers get raped", said the executive director of the Organization of Social Services in Iran's capital-Tehran’s Municipality following a research done on 400 child laborers. The state-run published a report run by the official Iran newspaper which included some painful examples of sexual assault on deprived girls and child laborers. The same story was also reported by the state-run website. The report narrates the stories of girl children who are assaulted and raped since very young age due to poverty and addiction of their parents.
The report also cites Elham Fakhari, member of Tehran’s City Council, as saying that “sexual abuse is the greatest ailment among young scavenger children.”
One of the characters in this report is Rana, 19, who has been engaged in dangerous and harmful jobs such as making spare parts for cars and working with acid. Rana’s father is an addict and used to sexually assault her four daughters. The girls were also victimized by other men in the community. (The state-run – November 8, 2017)
The Iranian regime’s officials have admitted that at least 42 million of the 80-million strong population of Iran live below the poverty line and 30 million are hungry. 80 per cent of wage earners live under the poverty line. The growing number of child laborers, prostitution and addiction, as well as sexual abuse of children are but part of the consequences of the policies of the mullahs’ religious dictatorship that spends Iranian people’s wealth on domestic suppression and on belligerence and meddling in other countries.

An Iranian Kurdish woman is under torture and inhuman pressures to make false televised confessions. Chini Akharkhoob, from Saqqez, a city in Iranian Kurdistan Province, who was arrested by intelligence agents on September 26, is still in prison after 40 days. The Department of Intelligence has told Ms. Akharkhoob that they would release her only after she speaks out against Kurdish opposition parties before the camera. She has refused to give in to this demand and as a result the Intelligence Department has increased its pressures on her and her family in order to make her cave in. After the independence referendum for Iraqi Kurdistan, held on September 25, 2017, hundreds of Iranian Kurds were arrested by security and intelligence agents for celebrating the outcome. At least 10 of those arrested were women. The Iranian regime has conditioned the release of these prisoners on making false TV confessions.

A pregnant woman suffered a miscarriage after intelligence agents raided her residence in Sanandaj, capital of the Iranian Kurdistan. According to a report published on November 6, Sara Farhadi was alone at home when agents of the Department of Intelligence violently broke into her house, carried out a thorough search and took away some equipment. The shocked woman was transferred to hospital, nevertheless, she ended up having a miscarriage after two days. Sara’s husband, Erfan Karimi, is accused of collaboration with Kurdish opposition parties and threatened with arrest. He has disappeared since four months ago. The pressure on his family continues to turn their son in.

According to state-run ISNA news agency Nov. 5, Zeinab Karimi, footballer of the Kheibar women’s team of Khorramabad (capital of Lorestan Province in western Iran), experienced an inhuman treatment after being injured on the field. In an interview about her injury during the third week of women’s Football League she said, “I was injured in the 20th minute of the game. I remained suffering from pain beside the field until the end of the first half of the game. The supervisor did not even turn an eye on me. The ambulance driver came to me, but when I asked him to quickly take me to the hospital, he answered that ‘the supervisor does not allow this. Since you are not bleeding, we do not have permission to transfer you to hospital.” After a while, I was taken to hospital by someone’s car. As for the reaction of the manager of the Khuzistan Club who said, “there was not any serious problems,” she posed a question, “Is a dislocated shoulder not important?” “I waited for four hours in the hospital before being attended to because I had not been transferred by an ambulance. They did not even give me a chair to sit,” she lamented.