Over 482,300 people have died of the novel coronavirus in 547 cities across Iran, according to reports tallied daily by the Iranian opposition People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) as of Sunday Nov. 28, 2021.
According to the Statement of the National Council of Resistance of Iran, Nov. 25, in the early hours of Thursday, November 25, the repressive SSF and IRGC(Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corp) special units attacked the Isfahan farmers where they were holding a sit-in on Zayandeh Rud Riverbed with vehicles and motorbikes, and using tear gas, and set fire to the farmers’ tents. The farmers threw rocks at the repressive forces and repulsed their assault. Subsequently, the repressive forces, especially plainclothes agents, were stationed in the Zayandeh Rud riverbed, preventing farmers from being present on the site and erasing the signs of the crime clearing the area where the tents were set on fire using municipal machinery. The NCRI statement added: A night before, by attacking the farmers and tearing and destroying their tents and banners by plainclothes agents, the clerical regime had tried to force the farmers to evacuate the location and end their sit-in. Failing in their attempts, the repressive SSF and the IRGC special units directly attacked the farmers this morning. However, fearing popular protests, it described the attack as the work of some “thugs and profiteers” who opposed the farmers’ agreement with the regime. Farmers and people of Isfahan announced that if the water problem is not solved, they will hold a large demonstration on Friday, November 26, extending their protests to demand their water rights.
A woman was hanged in Isfahan at dawn on Thursday, November 25. Maryam Khakpour was the 124th woman executed in Iran since August 2013. Originally from Kashan, the 41-year-old Maryam Khakpour had been sentenced to death on drug-related charges five years ago. She had repeatedly claimed innocence, saying the drugs belonged to her husband. Nevertheless, she was sentenced to death, and her sentence was carried out in Dastgerd Prison of Isfahan, central Iran. Earlier last week, a couple were hanged in the Central Prison of Yasuj, the capital of Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad Province. The man was identified as Siavosh Ardeshiri, but the woman remains unidentified. The husband and wife had been arrested in December 2018 for murder. All the Iranian state media published the news of these hangings in Yasuj. https://tinyurl.com/2mktneas
Iranian State-run Isna news agency reported on Nov. 22, that the National Statistics Center of Iran announced that 9,753 young girls between the ages of 10 and 14 were married in spring 2021. During the same period, 45,522 girls between 15 and 19 years old were also married. Young girls between 10 to 14 years old gave birth to 969 infants, and young women between 15 and 19 years old gave birth to 44,896 infants. The Sistan and Baluchestan Province in Iran tops the provinces in child marriages. The marriages of over 9000 girl children between 10 to 14 in spring 2021 show a 32% increase compared to the same period last year.