News from inside Iran & reports on Syria

Numerous protest rallies in Tehran, Ilam

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Retired workers of the Baharestan Steel Co. rallying outside Iran’s parliament

People from all walks of life and different ethnicities staged numerous protest and rallies on Sunday in Tehran and Ilam, western Iran, making their voices heard for their demands.

In Tehran retired workers of the Tehran Baharestan Steel Company rallied outside the regime’s parliament. The protesters demand the privatization of this steel company, their paychecks to be delivered according to schedule and retirement medical care expenses be provided as pledged.

In yet another rally in Tehran more than 250 individuals who have lost money as a result of stock fraud by the regime’s Ministry of Agriculture rallied outside the regime’s parliament.

“We have purchased our land 30 years ago, paid the entire fees and received various pledges in this regard. However, no one is providing us any answers in this regard,” they said in relation to the confiscation of their lands.

Furthermore, another group of individuals who lost money in stocks related to the Padide Company, rallied outside the regime’s judiciary ministry in Tehran demanding their money being returned.

In Ilam a group of people who also suffered losses in stocks due to the negligence reported in the Arman Institute rallied outside the office building making their demands heard.

 

 

Mass execution of 10 inmates in prison west of Tehran

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Mass executions in Iran

The inhumane mullahs’ regime sent 10 inmates to the gallows early Sunday morning in Gohardasht Prison of Karaj, west of Tehran.

State prison authorities had transferred these inmates to solitary confinement on Saturday in preparation for their executions. One of these victims was Abdullah Ghafari.

 

 

Female street vendor in Ahvaz remains under medical care

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State agents attacked an old woman with an electric shocker

The son of a female street vendor in Ahvaz, southwest Iran, who was attacked by state agents using electric shockers on Tuesday, December 6th, says he continues to take his mother to a hospital twice a day.

“On December 6th a group of 10 municipality agents, all armed with electric shockers, entered the Khansari Avenue and amongst the street vendors they attacked my 70-year-old mother who was selling her goods outside my store. They used electric shockers and she fell to the ground. She is still alive but is very ill. She was hospitalized for a few hours after that incident and I am still taking her to a hospital twice a day,” Samir, the woman’s son, said.

Despite the publication of scenes of this incident and attack on social media, and a huge wave of anger against the regime’s officials, the Ahvaz municipality continues to deny the incident.

“No attack on woman has been reported in the municipality. As head of the city council I do not confirm this issue,” the city council chief said.

 

 

Factional disputes amongst regime factions over currency shifts

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Iran changing official currency from rial to toman

The economic changes in Iran, with plans to change the official currency from the rial to toman proposed by the government of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, has faced major opposition from members of the faction loyal to Iranian regime leader Ali Khamenei.

Media outlets linked to this faction have said the bill proposed in the parliament for this measure, at a time when the country’s economy is facing serious problems, is considered one of those unnatural decisions.

“This plan proposed by the government have shocked even the government’s own economic experts. Such a change would be proper for countries that are certain of having below 5% inflation for a long period. Otherwise, 10 years down the road we will have to backtrack these currently proposed changes,” a Khamenei-loyal outlet wrote.

“Even a government organization has issued a warning report in this regard saying changing the rial to the toman, without taking the necessary conditions into consideration, would only render worse economic conditions,” the report added.

 

 

Interior minister: we have 11 million living in city outskirts

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Iranian interior minister Rahmani Fazli

Iranian interior minister Rahmani Fazli expressed the regime’s concern of social damages inflicted to the Iranian population.

“Finally, five priorities have been specified by the leader. Drug addiction, people living in city outskirts, divorces, social corruption and crisis-launching regions, he said in remarks posted by the state-run E’temad daily on Saturday, December 10th.

“For the leader there is nothing more important than social damages,” he added.

“We have 11 million people living in city outskirts and the leader has issued a special order in this regard,” the Iranian interior minister added.

 

 

Two IRGC engineers injured in southeastern Iran

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Explosion rocked a town in southwestern Iran

As reported by the Tasnim news agency, known to be affiliated to the Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) Quds Force, at around 6 am on Sunday morning an improvised explosive device detonated in the town Saravan in southeastern Iran, leaving two IRGC engineers wounded.

These individuals were immediately transferred to the Razi Hospital in Saravan. One is reported to be in dire conditions and the Iranian regime had sent a helicopter for his transfer.

 

 

Syria: 40 Iran IRGC members, militias killed in Aleppo

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IRGC armored personnel carrier burning in flames

Members of the Free Syrian Army defeated a horrendous attack launched Sunday morning by Iran’s Revolutionary Guards (IRGC), Shiite militias and Russian troops in eastern Aleppo, Orient TV reported.
On Saturday FSA members were able to defend their positions and kill 25 other Shiite militias were killed in the Marje neighborhood, along with 15 others in the Ezae neighborhood. FSA rebels were also able to destroy two advanced Russian T90 main battle tanks in Ezae and Sanae.
Iran’s IRGC and Assad’s militia forces had attempted for the fourth consecutive day to make advances in Ezae and Sanae, all while enjoying heavy Russian air support. However, to this day they have faced a major defensive counterattack by the FSA rebels.

 

 


Iran MP: Above one million youths in line for Syria dispatching

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Hossein Biki, deputy chair of the Security Commission in Iran’s parliament

Hossein Biki, deputy chair of the Security Commission in Iran’s parliament, made startling and expansionist remarks recently.

“In the status quo we are in youths and even teenagers are more than eager to take part in the fronts of Syria and Iraq,” he said.

“At least more than one million youths are in line to be dispatched,” he said on Saturday, December 10th, in an interview with the state-run Mizan news agency, known to be linked to the regime’s judiciary branch.

“There are a significant number of youths and even teenagers amongst the massive wave of volunteers for Syria and Iraq,” this Iranian MP added.

“The Islamic republic has two missions in Syria and Iraq: advisory activities and training,” he added in contradictory remarks.

 

Iran: executions, suicides & meddling in Syria

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Inmate executed in Kermanshah, west of Iran

A prisoner by the name of Ali Akbar Karami was executed on Tuesday, December 6th at Kermanshah’s Diesel Abad Prison in western Iran.

This inmate, from the city of Kangavar, had been held behind bars since 2013.

 

Prisoner hanged in Salmas, northwest Iran

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Inmate hanged in Salmas, Iran

The mullahs’ regime in Iran hanged a prisoner in the early morning hours of Wednesday, December 7th in Salmas Prison, located in northwest Iran. The inmate’s name was Ali Chartagh.

The death sentence for this prisoner was carried out while his case had been appealed at the regime’s supreme court.

“My brother was innocent and they convicted him based on confessions obtained by force. However, according to those very confessions, he should have received a lower sentence, such as life in prison,” the inmate’s brother said.

 

Suicide rates increase due to poverty

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College student commits suicide in Chabahar, southern Iran

A student in his third year at Chabahar Maritime and Marine University in southern Iran committed suicide early Wednesday morning in the college dormitory.

College officials have said they are not aware of the motive behind this suicide.

Unfortunately, suicide rates in Iran are increasing day by day. Poverty and enormous pressures imposed by the mullahs’ rule are the increasing reason behind this phenomenon, making it an epidemic.

On Monday, an inmate in Gohardasht Prison of Karaj, west of Tehran, committed suicide due to the inhumane pressures imposed prison authorities.

An individual committed suicide outside the regime’s prosecutor’s office in Tabriz, northwest Iran.

A local of Iran’s Azerbaijan region committed suicide on Sunday, December 4th.

In Urmia, northwest Iran, a mid-aged man threw himself off a 10-story building and lost his life on his way to the hospital. This incident took place on November 30th.

A 14-year-old girl in Momaseni committed suicide on Tuesday, November 29th by shooting herself.

Suicide rates in Iran under the mullahs’ rule have increased. These cases are only a tip of the iceberg of the actual number of suicides due to poverty.

 

50 paramilitary Bassij members killed in Syria

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Funeral for state Bassij members killed in Syria

50 members of Iran’s paramilitary Bassij members have been killed in Syria, said Gudarzi, head of this organization’s college branch, during a speech on Tuesday, December 6th.

They were dispatched from the “College Bassij Organization” to Syria, he said.

It is worth noting that the Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran issued a statement on November 29th citing reports obtained by the Iranian opposition from inside the country stating over 10,000 members of the Revolutionary Guards and their foot-soldiers from Lebanon, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq and other countries have been killed in Syria.

Based on reports from inside the IRGC most of the bodies of Afghan, Pakistani and Iraqi mercenaries killed in Syria are not returned to Iran to prevent any social unrest in this regard.

 

College students protest Iranian regime killing Syrian people

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Tehran Polytechnic University

According to reports received from inside Iran, on Tuesday, December 6th as universities marked Students Day across the country, a student disrupted a speech being delivered by Iranian deputy parliament speaker Ali Mottahari at Tehran Polytechnic University.

“Mr. Mottahari, we will be condemned by history as we remained silent in the face of what is taking place in Syria and the massacre of its innocent people,” he said.

Other students welcomed these remarks.