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.”
NCRI - As the factional feuding among Iran regime factions escalates, three days after the deputy speaker of the regime’s parliament, Ali Motahari, criticized IRGC hardliners regarding the missile program, IRGC spokesman attacked him and said people like Motahari should know they would be humiliated in front of the Iranian people.
NCRI - While retired teachers and educators are fed up with poor living cultural and legal discrimination, head of the Education and Research Commission of Iranian regime’s parliament revealed that 20 people have received 11,000 billion Tomans (3.5 billion dollars) loans from the Teachers and Educators Reserve Fund suspected on not being paid back to the Reserve Fund.
NCRI - According to reports, on Monday, January 16, a prisoner died in ward 7 of Evin prison in Tehran due to harsh prison condition and lack of medical care.
At 9 a.m. on Monday, the prisoner, Saeed Nouhi, suffered heart attack and was immediately transferred by his cellmates to the Evin prison infirmary. However, the clinic doctor carelessly gave him only a pill despite his cellmates insisting that he should be transferred to a hospital outside the prison due to his critical health condition. In reaction to the cellmates’ protest, the prison officials forced the prisoners out of the clinic.
Maryam Rajavi urges referral of the clerical regime's dossier of crimes to the UN Security Council
The religious fascism ruling Iran has kicked off the New Year with merciless executions en mass.
The execution of at least 57 prisoners, mostly youths, has been registered in Iran since the beginning of 2017. Twenty of the victims were hanged on Saturday, January 14, 2017, in Gohardasht Prison, the Central Prison of Karaj, the Lakan Prison of Rasht, and the Dizelabad Prison of Kermanshah.
NCRI - On the anniversary of the Iranian regime’s nuclear deal with the major world powers, the state-run Kayhan Newspaper slammed Hassan Rouhani's government and wrote: "Nowadays the government has undoubtedly incurred considerable and irreversible damages to the regime. Nevertheless, the government still insists on following the principals of Iran Deal which was not very much successful. Unlike Rouhani's claims, no sanction has ever been annulled or lifted. Instead, more sanctions have been imposed on Iran."
Maryam Rajavi: Iranian regime is the main cause of war and crisis in the region; its eviction from the region is requisite to peace
A conference was held on Tuesday, January 17, 2017, at the Victor Hugo Hall of the French National Assembly to address "Middle East Developments, French and European Approaches."
Maryam Rajavi was the key-note speaker. A number of members of the French Parliament including Dominique Lefebvre, Michel Terrot, Brigitte Allain, Pascal Deguilhem, Philippe Gosselin, and Federic Reiss, as well as Amb. Lincoln Bloomfield, former Assistant US Secretary of State, and Dr. Alejo Vidal Quadras, former Vice President of the European Parliament, also addressed the conference.