NCRI - Social and labor activists boycotted the election show in a statement in the northern part of Khuzestan province (South-West of Iran). Part of this statement is as follows: "The twelfth presidential election will be held at the mullahs' regime in Iran while people never did have a free election. The statement is saying: The Iranian election is no more than a show. Active participate and promoting it to have a hot elections is only legitimizing the regime of an illegitimate Khamenei.
NCRI - You did step in a path that does nothing but damage to the establishment and yourself. In a letter on Wednesday, May 10th Ahmad Tavakoli, a former member of Iran's parliament from Khamenei’s faction warned Hassan Rouhani, and stated: I sincerely warned Mr. Rouhani that since you’re simultaneously an incumbent president and a presidential nominee, if you care about this system, it is not in the national interest to say some words.
NCRI - Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei revealed his concerns over the upcoming presidential election and the possibility of “insecurity and sedition.”
“National security and the country’s tranquility is important, and the honorable candidates must be careful not to instigate geographical, lingual and ethnic divisions and not play in the hands of the enemy. If anyone seeks to take measures against the country’s security, they will most definitely receive a slap in the face,” he said at a gathering of Revolutionary Guards graduates in Tehran on Wednesday.
NCRI - On May 7th Iran regime’s Supreme Leader, Ali Khamenei officially stated his regime will not abide by the UNESCO 2030 initiative terms to expand and equalize education for all.
The cabinet of Iran regime’s President Hassan Rouhani that signed the document last winter was not obliged to do so, he added.
In this initiative, what Khamenei has stood firmly against, is the issue of gender equality in education.
NCRI - To protest the pressures of prison guards, a 15-year-old prisoner committed suicide in the Zabul prison, South Eastern Iran.
On Monday May 8th the young prisoner, called Ali Shahsavari who along with three others had been shackled, tortured and beaten by ‘Hassan Mir’ the head of prison and ‘Gholamreza Rezai’ the head of the prison’s security and information. Committed suicide in Correction and Rehabilitation ward of Zabul Central Prison. The fate of this prisoner is unknown.
Urgent Call on UN & US to stop Iran’s continuing crimes in Iraq
The following is a press release by Struan Stevenson, the President of European Iraqi Freedom Association (EIFA) issued on May 11, 2017. Concerning, Iran regime’s criminal act of preventing evacuated Iraqi’s from getting back to their homeland.
Following the adoption of UNESCO's Education 2030 Framework for Action, which underlines priority of gender equality in education and calls on member states to ensure equal opportunities for women and men, the clerical regime's leaders and officials made comments, vividly demonstrating the medieval and misogynous nature of the regime.
Khamenei, the mullahs' supreme leader expressed his strong opposition to signing the document. He said, "These are not things that the Islamic Republic could shoulder or give in to." (The state-run media, May 7, 2017)
NCIR - “Ali Larijani has put the rest of his honor on sale”, says Alireza Zakani, former regime’s MP from Khamenei’s band, in reaction to parliament speaker’s support of Hassan Rouhani’s candidacy.
Mohammad Dehghan, campaign manager of Revolutionary Guardsman ‘Ghalibaf’, called on Rouhani to break his silence regarding his brother’s financial corruption.
Karaneh, a website set up by Bagher Ghalibaf for gaining more votes, was blocked by the rival band.
Iran: Why Officials Warn Each Other Over Regime's Election
Iranian authorities are constantly warning about the extreme sensitivity of the current political situation, using any forum to do so, including Friday Prayers.
In particular, they are asking presidential candidates not to question each other’s credibility.
The constant warnings issued by Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei and other senior mullahs to candidates and media are indicative of a very special sensitivity in this election.
NCRI - Due to regime’s economic policies, more than 75 percent of stone manufacturing units in Tehran have been closed, making 22,000 workers lose their jobs, according to reports.
“Nearly 22,000 workers in this sector have currently lost their jobs”, says a stone manufacturer, “and nearly 75 percent of stone manufacturing units have been closed.”