Sunday, May 09, 2021

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Over 282,900 people have died of the novel Coronavirus in 541 cities across Iran, according to reports tallied daily by the Iranian opposition People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) as of Thursday May 9. 



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Thousands of Iranian students held

protests in Tehran and 15 other cities against the Education Ministry’s decision to have students take their tests in person during the pandemic. The student protesters demanded that the examinations be held virtually. The protests went on for two consecutive days on Tuesday and Wednesday, May 4 and 5, 2021. The Iranian regime sent threatening text messages to students and their parents to prevent the protests. The students chanted: “With Coronavirus, in-person exams not possible”; “don’t want in-person exams”; “don’t be afraid we are all together.” In some cities, security forces used batons and pepper spray against the student protesters and confiscated their mobile phones. They arrested several students in the cities of Yazd and Shahr-e Kurd as well. Also educator retiaries took to the streets on Sunday one more time. 

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Saba Kord Afshari has started a hunger strike since Saturday, May 8, to protest increasing pressure on her family and the families of other political prisoners. She demands that her mother, Raheleh Ahmadi, be released from Evin Prison. Saba has several times suffered stomach ulcer bleeding. So, her hunger strike has caused serious concern for her family. She was transferred out of the women’s ward of Evin Prison and banished to Qarchak Prison on December 9, 2020. Ms. Kord Afshari is sentenced to 24 years imprisonment for protesting the mandatory veil. Raheleh Ahmadi, Saba's mother has been imprisoned since February 15, 2020. She was arrested to put pressure on her daughter and is sentenced to 31 months in prison. https://tinyurl.com/3zk7udty

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Two women from Behbahan-Iran were summoned to the Public and Revolutionary Prosecutor’s Office on April 25. They were instructed to report to the Prosecutor within five days. Behbahan, in the southwestern Khuzestan Province in Iran, was one of the highly active cities during the November 2019 nationwide uprising. The two women from Behbahan have been identified as Farzaneh Ansarifar and Zeinab Alipour. The two women had been previously summoned to the interrogation’s office of the Public and Revolutionary Prosecutor of Behbahan in November 2020. Both are charged with insulting the mullahs’ supreme leader, participation in disruption of public order and national security, and assembly and collusion to commit a crime against internal and external security. Ms. Ansari’s brother, Farzad, was shot and killed by security forces during the protests in November 2019 in Behbahan.

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Recent reports from various Iranian prisons reveal the inhuman treatment of prisoners in the women’s wards. The authorities of the Central Prison of Tabriz called back 32-year-old Ameneh Rahimi to prison after the expiration of her leave despite her becoming paralyzed due to a stroke during her prison leave. She is very ill, not able to speak or eat. In 2017, Ameneh Rahimi was sentenced to 4 years in prison on the charge of collaboration in murder while no complainant filed any complaints against her. Last month, prison authorities sent her on leave, but she suffered a stroke for unknown reasons and became paralyzed. Nevertheless, she was returned to prison despite her disability to eat, walk or talk. She needs the help of other inmates for doing her very basic things. The horrible conditions in the women’s ward of the Central Prison of Tabriz are tough to endure for all inmates, let alone the sick prisoners. Female prisoners detained in Qarchak Prison are being starved in this prison. Starving prisoners is tantamount to torture. The meals are small, and the quality is terrible, so much that the food is inedible. Some 2,000 women are detained in Qarchak Prison. The political prisoners in Qarchak are not allowed to talk to other prisoners and are accompanied by a guard in every movement to other wards, the library, or when they go for fresh air. The new warden or Qarchak, Soghra Khodadadi, has instructed her agents to “make conditions difficult for political prisoners so that they would feel that they are in solitary confinement.”  A woman received 100 lashes before being released after serving 15 years in prison. The flogging was reported on April 29, 2021, by Ensiyeh Daemi, sister of Atena Daemi, who was sent to exile to Lakan Prison on March 16.

Sunday, May 02, 2021

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Over 274,400 people have died of the novel Coronavirus in 541 cities across Iran, according to reports tallied daily by the Iranian opposition People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) as of Sunday afternoon local time, May 2, 2021.


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Iranian workers marked the International Workers’ Day(May Day) by marches and protest gatherings in Tehran and 19 other cities. Some 30 participants, including women, were arrested in the protest outside the Labor Ministry in  capital, Tehran. Despite suppressive measures, Iranian workers held protests in Tehran, Karaj, Mashhad, Tabriz, Kermanshah, Boroujerd, Arak, Bojnourd, Khorramabad, Ilam, Ahvaz, Rasht, Sari, Isfahan, Qazvin, Maragheh, Shush, Shahinshahr, Neyshabur, Sanandaj, and Qom. Retirees, teachers and students accompanied Iranian workers in these protests. The protest and march in Tehran was held across from the Labor Ministry. Advocate of workers’ rights, Asal Mohammadi, was among those arrested. The regime dispatched its repressive forces of the State Security Force, Intelligence Ministry and plainclothes agents to the protest venues to prevent their formation or continuation. Workers clashed with security forces in some places. Dozens of workers were arrested in Tehran and Karaj. https://tinyurl.com/6nxhp8hs

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30 women wounded by the Iranian regime's State Security Forces over cutting walnut trees in Iran's Sarab-e Kahman in western Lorestan Province. The SSF troops attempted to cut down the walnut trees in this village on Wednesday, April 28. ‌But they met staunch resistance of the residents of the village because the trees are their source of income and they have spent years to grow them. The SSF special unit fired tear gas on the residents and shot them with pellet guns, wounding a large number of them. 30 women were wounded. https://tinyurl.com/t5bsndme

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The Iranian regime’s security forces ransacked the residences of at least 19 Baha'i families residing in Baharestan county in Isfahan, central Iran, on Sunday, April 25, and Tuesday, April 27. They arrested nine Baha’i women during this violent raids which started at 6 a.m. and lasted until 1 p.m. The nine Baha’i women are: Roya Azad-Khosh, Maryam Khorsandi, Sara Shakib, Firouzeh Rastinejad, Sanaz Rasteh, Azita Rezvani, Mojgan Pour-Shafi, Nasrin Khademi, and Noushin Hemmat. Their lap tops, mobile phones, books and pamphlets on their faith, family photos and CDs were also confiscated. https://tinyurl.com/uejuwyts

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Branch 15 of Tehran’s Revolutionary Court issued another one year prison term for British-Iranian dual-national Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliff. She was also banned from leaving Iran for one year. After serving her five years in prison, Ms. Zaghari had been released from Evin Prison in early March but was still banned from leaving the country. On April 26, 2021, her lawyer reported Ms. Zaghari’s latest sentence. She is charged with “propaganda against the state” through taking part in a protest gathering in London outside the Iranian regime’s embassy in 2009 where she spoke to the BBC’s Farsi service! Nazanin Zaghari was a project manager with the Thompson Reuters Foundation, when she traveled to Iran along with her two-year-old daughter Gabriella in March 2016 to pay a visit to her parents. She was detained at the airport on April 3, 2016, as she and her daughter were about to board a flight back to the UK. After months of imprisonment without trial, she was sentenced to five years in prison. https://tinyurl.com/yt3suwwj


Sunday, April 25, 2021

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Over 265,200 people have died of the novel Coronavirus in 541 cities across Iran, according to reports tallied daily by the Iranian opposition People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) as of Sunday, April 25. 


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The CSW 65th session on Monday, April 19, elected Iran’s ruling religious fascism, the first enemy of Iranian women, as a member of the UN Commission on the Status of Women for a four-year term from 2022 until 2026. Describing the CSW measure as “outrageous and shameful,” the NCRI Women’s Committee Chair, Sarvnaz Chitsaz, pointed out: Electing the misogynist, fascist regime in Iran to the UN Women’s Commission gives it a free rein to further suppress and marginalize Iranian women.” The NCRI Women’s Committee(National Council of Resistance of Iran) believes that “membership of Iran’s ruling theocracy in the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) gives the regime a green light to suppress Iranian women more and more.” The NCRI Women’s Committee urges the UN ambassadors of the US., EU., and Canada to condemn the UN’s election of Iran to a 4-year term on CSW, the “principal global intergovernmental body exclusively dedicated to the promotion of gender equality and empowerment of women.” Despite the CSW’s disgraceful vote, the people of Iran and particularly Iranian women have vowed not to vote for this regime and its sham elections. And it will not be long before the Iranian people and Resistance will overthrow the regime and replace it with a democratic, pluralist government. https://tinyurl.com/4b83tdr5

Sunday, April 18, 2021


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Over 256,500 people have died of the novel Coronavirus in 539 cities across Iran, according to reports tallied dialy by the Iranian opposition People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) as of Sunday April 18. Khamenei, the Iranian regime supreme leader's order in banning the purchase of Covid vaccines is still in effect.

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A Kurdish human rights organization has reported the names of twelve women detained on death row in the women’s ward of the Central Prison of Urmia. All 12 women are convicted of deliberate murder. They are: Mohabbat Mahmoudi, from Urmia; Zahra Farhadi, from Urmia; Parisa Moradi, from Bukan; Nishteman Mohammadi, from Sardasht; Golzar Ahmadian, from Sardasht; Faranak Beheshti, from Takab; Soheila Nematzadeh, from Miandoab; Mojgan Abdollahi, from Mahabad; Zeinab Khaled, from Sardasht; Mojgan Azarpisheh, from Urmia; Tahmineh Danesh, from Khoy; and Ziba, from Bukan. The Iranian regime Judiciary does not categorize murder charges. It categorically hands down the death penalty for murder convicts regardless of their motivation. Nevertheless, many women executed or sentenced to death on the charge of murder were victims of domestic violence and acted in self-defense. At least 116 women have been executed during Hassan Rouhani’s tenure as the mullahs’ president since 2013. https://tinyurl.com/hnckkaek

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Branch 26 of the regime's Revolutionary Court of Tehran-Iran issued a one-year sentence in absentia for political prisoner Golrokh Ebrahimi Iraee on the charge of “propaganda against the state. Amol Prison authorities informed Iraee as she is being detained in the women’s ward of this prison. Mrs. Iraee has been also punished by getting banned from membership in any political groups or party and also banned from leaving the country for two years. This latest sentence for Golrokh is based on a new case filed against her while she was in detention in Qarchak Prison. She was deprived of having a lawyer from the beginning to the end of this case. Political prisoner Golrokh Ebrahimi Iraee was reportedly not informed of the court convening to examine her case. But prison authorities claim that she had decided not to attend the trial. https://tinyurl.com/4vhmuavx