Sunday, August 04, 2019


Following sanctions against Mohammad Javad Zarif, the Iranian
regime Minister of Foreign Affairs, on July 31, in a press release, Mohammad Mohaddessin, Chairman of the National Council of Resistance of Iran, (NCRI), Foreign Affairs Commission, urged the US to put the regime’s President Hassan Rouhani and its Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS) on the list of US terror sanctions.
Mohaddessin said: “Zarif and his ministry are the facilitators of the regime’s internal oppression, warmongering, terrorism and its race to obtain weapons of mass destruction. Zarif’s greatest honor, according to himself, is his acquaintances with Hezbollah’s chief Hassan Nasrallah and Ghasem Suleimani, head of the regime’s terrorist-designated Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) Quds Force. This fact once again proves that Rouhani and the regime’s Supreme Leader, [Ali] Khamenei, are two sides of the same coin and have no other goal than to extend the rule of the mullahs, who are the main instigators of conflict and chaos in the region".

On Aug. 3, Nurses working in hospitals of Mashhad held a protest
outside the Governor’s Office in this capital of Khorasan Razavi province in northeastern Iran. They demanded to receive their wages and overtime dues.

Zahra Akbari-Nejad Dorcheh, 49 and the wife of political prisoner Abolghassem Fouladvand, was arrested by security forces and taken to an unknown location on July 23rd. Zahra suffers from numerous illness including heart diseas. Her husband Mr. Fouladvand supporter of People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran PMOI/MEK has been imprisoner since 2013.

Three women’s rights activists held in Qarchak Prison (Shahr-e
Ray) have been sentenced to a total of 55 years and six months in prison all of which must be implemented. The Revolutionary Court of Tehran in Iran informed Yasaman Aryani, Monireh Arabshahi, and Mojgan Keshavar of their sentences in the absence of their lawyers on Wednesday, July 31.
In another development, a Kurdish woman activist, Parvin Advaii, was arrested by agents of the Intelligence Department of Marivan where she resides, on July 27. Intelligence agents raided her home and ransacked it, taking her away to an unknown location. No news has been available on her fate.

70 Iranian women cyclists have been arrested in Tehran’s Vali-Asr
Square. Gholam Hossein Ismaeli, spokesman for the Judiciary, confirmed the news and said the 70 women cyclists had been arrested for breaching the rules of “chastity and Hijab”. And 20 women were dealt with according to Hamadan IRGC (Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps) official. He announced the news as “dismantling the assembly of a women’s network aimed at promoting a Western lifestyle”, and without mentioning the details and timing and how the group was dismantled, only stated, “the 20 detained women were dealt with.”

The Iranian regime has executed 8 prisoners since Wed July 31. The victims were parshed in Lakan, Gohardasht, Mashhad and Dezful prisons. At least 4 others have receieved their execution verditcts and are in solitary cells.