Sunday, September 08, 2019

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In a court hearing on Saturday, September 7, Asal Mohammadi, Sanaz Allahyari and Sepideh Qolian, three young Iranian female labor activists were sentenced each to 18 years in prison, a total of 54 years. Three other activists including Amirhossein Mohammadifar, Ms. Allahyari’s husband, were also sentenced to 18 years each.

Acting commander of the State Security Force of Borujerd in Iran announced his forces had sealed up 50 shops in this city because their clerks and managers were improperly veiled or not wearing proper clothing. On September 5, Mohammad Qassem Miri said that suppression of women for improperly veiling was “legal.” and added, “We will use all legal tools at hand to prevent any breach of norms. The Nazer (Observer) Plan monitors cars and vehicles, persons and shops. They take action any time they see the slightest breach. In (the Persian calendar year) 1398 (beginning on March 21, 2019) and in the past months, some 50 shops have been sealed and shut down because their managers were improperly veiled or improperly dressed.”
Miri added, “Moral Security Patrols and our Intelligence Police along with the voluntary police patrol the city, go to shops and halls; they monitor the passengers of all cars and if they see someone who is improperly veiled, they write down the car’s license plate and enter it in the SSF data bank. Then the car owner will receive a text message saying, ‘as the car owner, you have removed your veil and you must answer for it.’ If the car owner repeats improper veiling or removing the veil, and does not report to the State Security Force, her car will be impounded and the owner will have lots of troubles.”
On the escalation of suppression by the State Security Force, Miri said, “The State Security Force has started its work and has increased its monitoring these days and in this month. Our priority today is promoting virtue and forbidding evil with regards to improper veiling, and we declare our all-out support for the work (of the vice patrols).” (The state-run Tasnim news agency – September 5, 2019)

Ten young women and 25 young men were arrested over two nights in Sari, capital of Mazandaran Province in northern Iran. The state-run Fars news agency reported that they had arrested the ten young women in three private parties in Sari over the weekend, on Thursday, August 29, and Friday, August 30. Some of those arrested had joined the parties from nearby cities and towns. (The state-run Fars news agency – August 31, 2019)
Another 52 young women and men had been arrested in another party in Sari, on August 24. Twenty-three of them were young women and the rest were young men. Security forces arrested them under the pretext of wearing improper clothing. (The state-run Asreiran website – August 24, 2019)
Also, on August 16, ten people were arrested during a wedding ceremony in Jouybar. The hall where the ceremony had been held was also sealed. (The state-run ROKNA news agency – August 16, 2019)
On July 30, 2019, an official of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps in Hamadan Province announced that they had arrested 20 women while “dismantling the assembly of a women’s network aimed at promoting a Western lifestyle.” Without mentioning the details of time, place and how the group was dismantled, the official stated, “the 20 detained women were dealt with.”
Ali Akbar Karimpour, the public relations officer for Hamadan’s Ansar-al Hossein Corps, told the state-run ISNA news agency that “Virtual and actual groups have networked to recruit women and girls in Hamadan to prepare them for special and anti-cultural events.” (The state-run ISNA News Agency – July 30, 2019)
The women's committee of the National Council of Resistance of Iran-NCRI says that these arrests are in line with the regime’s policy of tightening repression in society to prevent social upheavals while it is struggling to deal with the paralyzing economic crisis, international isolation and growing discontent across the country.

Maryam Abbasi Nejad expert in the Iranian regime's Ministry of Health announced that in the Iranian calendar year of 1397=2018 one hundred thousand people who have committed suicide has been registered. She added: Suicide rates in 18 provinces are higher than the national average.