NCRI - “Unfortunately, we can say that roughly more than 25 percent of the deaths of our patients in the intensive care unit is due to infection.” Stated Head of the Scientific Society of Critical Care
According to state-run ILNA news agency, on January 18, Ali Amir Savad Kouhi, Head of the Scientific Society of Critical Care, in an interview said: “Patients who enter the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) have a lower immunity (body immune system) and the possibility of transmission of infection to these patients is very high.”
NCRI - On January 18, 2017, the state-run Tasnim news agency, affiliated to terrorist Quds force, revealed deplorable state of the Iron and Steel Industry in Iran reporting that 6500 employees of this industry were laid off or fired in the past year.
NCRI - Following publication of the news regarding lashing of a reporter in Najaf Abad (Province of Isfahan, central Iran) and implementation of 40 lashes, another reporter in Shahroud (Province of Semnan, central Iran) received 40 lashes as well in less than a month.
According to the state-run Quds Online news agency on January 18, manager of the local site “Shahroud news” was sentenced to 40 lashes after trail in a branch of the criminal court in the city of Shahroud.
NCRI - 9 homeless persons sleeping on cardboards have died in the past three months in Tehran. Head of the Iranian regime’s center for forensic dissection diagnostics laboratory in Tehran in an interview revealed.
European Iraqi Freedom Association (EIFA, issued a statement on the recent appointment of Iran regimes ambassador to Iraq, the following is the full text:
For immediate release 18th January 2017
The recent appointment of Brigadier Iraj Masjadi as Iran’s ambassador to Iraq has provided the clearest evidence yet of the theocratic regime’s aggressive dominance over its closest neighbour. The appointment has been roundly condemned by the European Iraqi Freedom Association (EIFA), whose President – Struan Stevenson – says that Masjadi’s appointment clearly demonstrates how Iran exults in its role as the world’s leading exporter of terror. Speaking in Scotland, Stevenson said:
Devious intentions pursued by the Iranian regime are the root of all current unrests and crises engulfing the Middle East, argues Shahriar Kia of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI o MEK).
Iran’s regime, chasing a strategic objective of safeguarding its very existence, sees its interests in hindering any efforts to reach a lasting peace in Syria, while canvassing its role as an effective party in the war against ISIS, Kia wrote for The Hill on Wednesday, January 18.
The Iranian Regime is no stranger to cruel and unusual punishment; indeed, it is the world leader in executions per capita, but throughout 2016, the mullahs seemed to relish in violence and inflicting it in the most minor of cases.
Now, Amnesty International has called out the mullahs’ dictatorship and asked other international human rights charities and governments to condemn these atrocities.
NCRI - The Head of the Organization for Non-State Schools at the Ministry of Education announced that they have identified and closed 200 science and language schools in Tehran Province.
As the state-run irinn.ir reports, Marzieh Gord referred to the English language teaching in some primary schools and stated: "teaching any language except Farsi is totally forbidden in primary schools. The Supreme Council of the Ministry of Education has not issued any official permit for teaching foreign languages in the primary schools."
NCRI - On Tuesday 18th of January 2017, state-run Tasnim News Agency reported that:"Following the possibility of U.S. presence in Syria peace conference in Kazakhstan, Astana, the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Javad Zarif has stated that they are against the presence of America and the US is not invited to participate in the summit.”
NCRI - The political prisoner ‘Mohammad-Saber Malek Raeesi’ writes a revealing letter to Asma Jahangir, the UN special rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Iran, describing parts of the inhumane conditions as well as Iranian regime’s medieval tortures in prisons.
Currently spending his eighth year in Ardebil Prison in exile and 20th day of hunger strike, Malek Raeesi writes in his letter: “due to communicating and meeting with my brother who lives in Pakistan, I was arrested on 24 September 2009 at the age of 17, and then sentenced to 15 years in Ardebil Prison in exile.”