Sunday, November 28, 2021

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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.


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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.

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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

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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.

Sunday, November 21, 2021

 

Over 479,200 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. 21, 2021.



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As the Iranian regime holds a formality court for a civilian airplane shot down by the Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) in January 2020, the families of the victims of the plane crash held a protest rally in front of the court, chanting Down with Khamenei and Down with IRGC(Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corp). The heavy presence of security forces did not intimidate the protesters, who have been vocally calling for justice for their loved ones for nearly two years. The protesters described the court as a “shameful show” that is only putting ten low-ranking officers on trial. The real perpetrators of this crime are senior regime officials that create the grounds for this disaster to happen. https://tinyurl.com/yjk8vhy9

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Tens of thousands of people joined the farmers of Isfahan on the 12th day of a sit-in protest on Friday, November 19, 2021. The farmers have been demanding their water share from the clerical regime. The mullahs’ mismanagement of Iran’s rivers and water has led to the destruction of agriculture and livestock. Isfahan’s situation is particularly drastic where the watery Zayanderud river has dried up. Zayanderud used to be the largest river on the Iranian plateau. The protesters covered a large area of the Zayanderud River bed. Thousands of women were among the protesters. They stridently chanted among others, “Guns, tanks (are useless), Mullahs must get lost,” “Neither Gaza nor Lebanon, my life only for Iran,” “If the water does not flow, Isfahan will rise,” “Our enemy is right here, they lie it’s America,” “Beware of call by farmers to rebellion.” https://tinyurl.com/wtbnhhzm

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The Qarchak Prison authorities refuse to provide medical treatment to torture Zahra Safaei. Political prisoner Zahra Safaei suffers from a toothache while in detention in the notorious Qarchak Prison. Prison authorities have turned down her request to visit a dentist outside the prison at her own expense. The prison’s clinic has not provided her with any medical treatment. Ms. Safaei had earlier had a heart stroke. She underwent heart surgery after many hindrances by the authorities of Qarchak Prison. Her dire health conditions make her incapable of enduring imprisonment. However, the warden of Qarchak Prison, Soghra Khodadadi, has deprived her of medical treatment to double the pressure on her. https://tinyurl.com/5u2pv64y

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According to the Women's committee of the Iranian resistance, the Third Committee of the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution on Wednesday, November 17, condemning the flagrant and systematic rights abuses in Iran. This is the 68th such resolution to be adopted by UN General assembly regarding violations of human rights in Iran. Canada has been the force behind such resolutions. The Third Committee of the UN General Assembly cited the alarmingly high number of death sentences, the widespread and systematic arrests and arbitrary detentions, deliberate denial of access to medical treatment and services to prisoners, the appalling mistreatment of inmates in Evin Prison, harassment and intimidation of political dissidents and human rights defenders, including their kidnapping, apprehension and executions, the arbitrary arrests and detention, torture, and other cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment and punishment of protesters, making use of torture to extract confessions, and cases of suspicious deaths in prison. Maryam Rajvai the president elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran said that the leaders of the clerical regime, including Ali Khamenei, Ebrahim Raisi, and Gholam-Hossain Mohseni Ejeii, must be prosecuted by international tribunals. The international community must reject this regime and end the impunity of its criminal rulers. The dossier of the clerical regime’s four decades of crime against humanity and genocide, particularly the massacre of 30,000 political prisoners in 1988 and the massacre of 1,500 protesters in 2019, must be referred to the UN Security Council, she added. https://tinyurl.com/d994xnp6

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The United Nations human rights experts said the "Population growth plan" adopted by the Iranian regime in early November was in "clear contravention of international law." The rights experts called on the Iranian regime to repeal the new law that “severely restricts access to abortion, contraception, voluntary sterilization services and related information, in direct violation of women’s human rights under international law.” The statement by UN human rights experts on November 16, 2021 reads as such: The new law also contains a vaguely formulated provision in article 61, which states that if carried out on a large scale, abortion would fall under the crime of "corruption on earth" and would carry the death penalty. "It is shocking to see the extent to which the authorities have applied criminal law to restrict women’s fundamental rights," the experts said. https://tinyurl.com/e7xjme5k

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The Penal Court of Behbahan will hold a hearing for Farzaneh Ansarifar on December 25, in Iran. Farzaneh Ansarifar is Farzad's sister one of the victims killed by security forces during the November 2019 uprising in Behbahan, in southwestern Khuzestan province of Iran. The First Branch of the Revolutionary Court of Mahshahr had previously examined the case of Farzaneh Ansarifar, charged with “propaganda against the state,” on November 8, 2021. Farzaneh Ansarifar was arrested during a peaceful protest in Behbahan on July 16, 2020. She was subsequently transferred to the Sepidar Prison of Ahvaz and released temporarily on bail on July 24, 2020. As a member of the families of the victims of the November 2019 uprising, the clerical regime is fabricating a case against her. https://tinyurl.com/ts42c6w7


Sunday, November 14, 2021

 

Over 475,800 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. 14, 2021.


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On Thursday, November 11, Iran, witnessed the largest nationwide protests of teachers in 53 cities across the country. The protests of Iranian teachers were against small salaries, delirious high prices, intolerable living conditions, and the officials’ ignorance of their rightful demands. As always, plainclothes agents and the State Security Force tried to prevent these protests, to no avail. In the capital Tehran, the State Security Force initially used loud speakers to disperse the crowd. Subsequently, they attacked the protesters who were holding the photos of the martyrs of the November 2019 uprising. The SSF tore up the pictures. They prevented filming of the gathering and arrested a group of protesting teachers. https://tinyurl.com/55czfrab

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A female textile worker lost her life when a spinning machine pulled in her head. Marzieh Taherian was working with a ring-spinning machine in the Kavir Semnan Textile Factory when this horrendous accident happened on November 6, 2021. According to Ilna state News agency Nov. 7, Marzieh Taherian was only 21 years old. Her fellow workers said initially her head covering was stuck in the machine, but immediately afterwards her head was also pulled in. The factory is located in the Industrial Township of Semnan, in east central Iran. https://tinyurl.com/6cvm2ups

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The Penal Court of Tehran province sentenced a young woman to stoning in Iran. Sareh, 33, got married in 2013, and has a 4-year-old child. Her father-in-law accused her of illicit relations out of marriage and demanded maximum punishment for her. The case of Sareh and Maysam, the man who was her friend, was sent to Branch 11 of the Penal Court of Tehran Province. The young woman denied the charge and said Maysam was a simple friend. Maysam also rejected the charge of illicit relations. Sareh and Maysam rejected the stoning verdict and appealed. Branch 26 of the Supreme Court examined the case and ultimately upheld the execution of the man and woman. https://tinyurl.com/ut8ductc


Sunday, November 07, 2021

 


Over 471,900 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. 7, 2021.

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Political prisoner Zahra Safaei is in critical conditions in the notorious Qarchak Prison. After having a heart attack and undergoing heart surgery, she cannot endure prison conditions. On August 31, 2021, Zahra Safaei had a heart stroke. The Qarchak Prison authorities hindered her transfer to a civic hospital where she later underwent a heart surgery. Zahra Safaei remains in a cell alongside ordinary inmates in violation of the principle of the separation of crimes.  Enticed by the prison’s warden, dangerous criminals in Qarchak threatened to kill Zahra Safaei several times. Political prisoner Somayyeh Qoraishi has been detained in the women’s ward of the Central Prison of Urmia for a year. During her time in detention, she had a divorce. She has a sick child, but prison authorities have refused to release or grant her medical leave. https://tinyurl.com/ac633nta

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Saba Kord Afshari returned to Qarchak Prison on Thursday, November 4, 2021, before completing her medical treatment. Saba suffers in the stomach. Prison authorities rejected her request to extend her leave although she has completed her medical treatment. Saba Kord Afshari had been sent on medical leave on October 23, 2021. Political prisoner Saba Kord Afshari has been under various forms of psychological stress and physical pressure in Qarchak Prison. An ordinary prisoner recently threatened to kill Saba. A source in Qarchak Prison said two ordinary prisoners had been relocated from Ward 6 after inmates’ protest.  https://tinyurl.com/n6axwcrx

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Gohar Eshghi and her daughter Sahar Beheshti have been released. Security forces arrested Gohar Eshghi and her daughter, Sahar Beheshti, on Wednesday, November 3 in Iran. Gohar Eshghi and Sahar Beheshti are the mother and sister of Sattar Beheshti, a dissident weblogger killed under torture on November 4, 2012. The Sattar Beheshti Foundation had invited Gohar Eshghi and her daughter, Sahar Beheshti, as well as the mothers of the victims of the November 2019 uprising, and a number of civil activists to commemorate their loved ones in a ceremony on November 4. The foundation reported that security forces broke into Sahar Beheshti’s residence, inspected her house, and collected all her communication devices. They arrested all members of Sattar Beheshti’s family. Mrs. Eshghi suffered a heart attack during the raid and was briefly not able to breathe. Amnesty International has called for their immediate release. https://tinyurl.com/9exdatfs

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Yasaman Aryani and her mother, Monireh Arabshahi, are deprived of receiving prison leave. The mother and daughter rights activists are imprisoned for their opposition to the Iranian regime’s policy of mandatory Hijab. Farzad Aryani, Yasaman’s father, posted an audio recording on the social media, in which he said, “Why the rights of prisoners, including my wife and daughter, are not observed?” “My wife and daughter have not embezzled any money, nor have they committed murder,” added Farzad Aryani. “They spoke out in the best possible form by presenting flowers [to women on the International Women’s Day.] They must not be deprived of their right to have prison leave.” https://tinyurl.com/2h4x5ed6