Sunday, April 04, 2021



Over 243,300 people have died of the novel coronavirus in 532 cities across Iran’s 31 provinces, according to reports tallied daily by the Iranian opposition People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) as of Thursday April 4, 2021.


Two Baha’i women were transferred to the Prison of Bandar Abbas on Saturday, April 3, 2021, to serve their sentences. The Revolutionary Court of Bandar Abbas sentenced Maral Rasti and Mahnaz Jan-Nesar to 2 years in prison, each, on the charge of “assembly and collusion against national security.” The two Baha’i women had been initially arrested in spring 2017 along with six other Baha’i citizens, but were later released temporarily on bail. Bandar Abbas is the capital of Hormozgan Province in southern Iran. Five Baha’i women summoned to serve their year-long sentences in Mashhad. From left to right: Naghmeh Zabihian, Nika Pakzadan, Nakisa Hajipour, Farzaneh Daneshgari, and Sanaz Es’haghi. In a similar development, the Directorate for the Implementation of Verdicts in Mashhad summoned five Baha’i women on March 27, 2021, only days after the start of the Persian New Year. The directorate instructed them to report to the agency within 10 days, otherwise, it will issue warrants for their arrest.


Iranians continued their protests against the Iranian regime’s treacherous 25-year contract with China which auctions off Iranian people’s wealth and assets. On Wednesday, March 31, more Iranian women and men took to the streets and showed their disapproval of the regime’s conduct. They held placards which read: “Iran is not for sale.” In Tehran, a group of women held a protest gathering outside the regime's parliament- Majlis- despite heavy presence of security forces and plainclothes agents. Security forces which included non-Iranians, attacked the protesters and beat people up with batons. They had no mercy. They brutalized even the elderly and young children. The security forces beat a young girl around 10-12 years of age who had taken part in the protest with her mother. They wanted to hit the mother in the head when she charged to take her daughter away from the clutches of the troops, but other people in scene prevented it. The repressive forces also beat a large number of women, taking away or breaking their mobile phones. The State Security Force packed three vans and one mini bus with those arrested and took them away. Also in Mashhad, the second largest Iranian city, a large number of people held a protest in Abdul-Motalleb Intersection. There were reports of protests in Kazerun, Fars Province (southern Iran), Qorveh, Kurdistan and Kermanshah (western Iran).