Fatemeh Mossanna was imprisoned for two years in 1981 at the age of 13, and her three brothers were executed by the clerical regime in the 1980s.
Fatemeh Mossanna and her husband, Hassan Sadeqi, were arrested on April 9, 2014, during the funeral ceremony of Mr. Sadeqi’s father who was a member of the opposition People’s Mojahedin of Iran (PMOI/MEK). She has been imprisoned in the Women’s Ward of Evin since.
Ms. Sabouri was subsequently tried where she received a two-year suspended prison sentence by the Revolutionary Court of Tehran.
civil activist Zahra Mohammadi has been held in detention for five months despite her family’s depositing of 700 million tomans of bail bond for her temporary release. The Interrogations Court of Sanandaj, however, prevents acceptance of the bail amount.
Zahra Mohammadi has been in detention since May 23, 2019. She has been under tremendous pressure during her interrogations to make forced confessions. On September 18, 2019, Ms. Mohammadi was secretly taken for trial without informing her lawyer or family. Upon finding out, her family and lawyer objected this trial and the trial was eventually postponed to September 25.
Mohammadi, 28, is a member of Nojin Cultural Association which is active in protection of the environment in Kurdistan. She holds an M.S. degree in geopolitics from the University of Birjand, capital of south Khorasan Province in Iran.
The clerical regime continues to pressure civil and human rights activists in a bid to contain growing protests by a disgruntled populace who are fed with poverty and hunger.
The four women and girl children were: Zahra Abedi, 10, and Reyhaneh Ghorbani, 13 (pictured above); Goli Jalili, 47, and Khatoun Rezazadeh, 78.
The tremor struck at around 2:00am local time in Iran’s East Azerbaijan Province and there have been at least 152 aftershocks until evening. A magnitude 5 earthquake can cause considerable damage.
The governor of East Azerbaijan Province said on the state TV, “Six cities and 140 villages in our province have been affected… According to the latest data, 1500 housing units have been destroyed in this earthquake.” (The official IRNA news agency – November 8, 2019)
One of the villagers told the state-run ISNA news agency that the sick and wounded are still left unattended. The villager who lost his wife and niece in this earthquake, said his niece, 12, died on the way to hospital. “If there were a hospital, no one would have died.” (The state-run ISNA news agency – November 8, 2019)
Four women and girl children die in deadly earthquake in northwestern Iran
1500 housing units were destroyed in East Azerbaijan.
In 2003, a 6.6 magnitude earthquake destroyed the historic city of Bam, killing 26,000 people. In 2017, an earthquake of 7.3 magnitude hit vast parts of Kermanshah Province in western Iran, leaving at least 620 dead and 9,338 people wounded. Two years after this earthquake, the residents of these areas still live in horrific conditions.
In spring 2019, devastating flashfloods hit at least 25 provinces all across Iran, leaving behind horrendous human and material damages.
The Iranian regime has left the people of Iran defenseless in the face of natural disasters, by plundering Iran’s wealth or wasting it on warmongering and anti-patriotic nuclear and missile projects.