NCRI - An inmate of Birjand Prison, behind bars on drug-related charges, was held in solitary confinement for several months and committed suicide due to extreme psychological pressures. He committed suicide and lost his life.
Around two weeks ago another Balouchi prisoner by the name of Mohammad Nohtani had committed suicide. He was also behind bars on drug-related charges in this jail.
NCRI - Considering the high cost of medicine and medical care, each year a percentage of the Iranian population fall below the poverty line after providing the crippling costs of such services.
The Iranian regime failing to provide adequate health and medical care budgets further intensifies this crisis.
The Health Ministry’s budget deficit is kicked down the road one year after another, forcing ordinary Iranians pay more for lower quality services.
NCRI - On April 9, 2017, the Iranian state run newspaper “Qanoon” wrote a sad story about addicted mothers and the fetuses they carry entitled, “Emergence of ever greater variety of social pathologies have resulted in many problems in recent years”.
The newspaper stated, “Perhaps years earlier, it was just the addicted men and the homeless were considered biggest problems of the society, but today the damage has increased and expanded, which one witnesses in the increasing number of addicted women, homeless, child labor, street children, abuse of children, and especially the addicted babies.”
NCRI - The U.S. Government has imposed new sanctions on Tehran Prisons Department for violating human rights and committing brutal crimes.
Additionally, the bipartisan Members of the U.S. Congress have welcomed the addition of Sohrab Soleimani (the brother of the Senior Officer, Ghasem Soleimani) on the U.S. Sanctions List.
Following the statement of the U.S Department of the Treasury regarding the sanctions, the Members of the U.S. Congress from both the Democratic and Republican parties stressed their support for prosecuting those who violate the basic rights of Iranian people.
NCRI - On Monday, April 17, hundreds of retired teachers rallied in front of the Planning and Budget Organization in baharestan Square, Tehran and demanded that their wage issue be addressed. The regime authorities despite the false promises of last year to improve the status of teachers have virtually taken no action.
NCRI - Unemployed youth and deprived street vendors in Abadan, who have been denied their livelihoods by the suppressive forces, held a protest rally on Saturday April 15. They held handwritten signs on which it was written: "I have shamed my children." "What sin have done that we are unemployed?", "What is our sin Abadan youth?” "Someone who is full, doesn’t know the situation of a hungry!", "If you don’t give us work, at least don’t take our work.", "You have cut the food of our wives and children", "Why do you lie that you have given street vendors room?"
NCRI - Security forces in the city of Ahvaz the capital of oil rich Khuzestan province, South Western Iran, raided over the past week several districts in the city and arrested some of the residents.
The arrests are made on the eve of the 2005 protest rally in the city, according to ‘Alarabiya Net Farsi’ on April 15.
The 2005 protest rally was held after a letter attributed to Mohammad-Ali Abtahi, head of Presidential office at the time, was released, in which the province’s demographic change policy was communicated to a number of organs in the province.
NCRI - 1. Why is the mullahs’ presidential "election" that is scheduled to be held on May 19 important?
The mullahs’ sham presidential election will be held on May 19. This election is taking place at a critical time that is rare in the history of the regime.
Three major factors form the calculations of Ali Khamenei, the regime's Supreme Leader, regarding who he will select as President:
In an article titled “Iran's Elections: Black Turbans vs. White Turbans” which was published on ‘Gatestone institute’ website in April 17, 2017
The author, Mohammad Amin, who is an expert in Iranian international affairs, and a fellow researcher at the Foundation of Studies for the Middle East (FEMO) in Paris, examines the upcoming presidential election in Iran, the following are excerpts from this article.
NCRI - In Iran economic inequality and class divisions has reached a point that many economic experts have literally divided all people into those who possess property and those who truly don’t possess any property at all. As a result, Iran has no middle class.
“Published statistics show that in recent years the financial power of the rich has increased in comparison to the power of the poor, under a variety of indexes,” according to the state-run Tasnim news agency.