NCRI - Two young 20- and 19-year-old prisoners from Afghanistan were sentenced to death in central prison of Zahedan, Southeast Iran, on the charges of armed robbery from a financial institution.
According to reports, they were subjected to intense physical and mental torture in the prison, in order to confess to what they were asked to in front of the television camera.
NCRI - The Iranian regime’s Commander-in-chief of the Revolutionary Guards (IRGC), Mohammad Ali Ja'fari, said during a factional feud on Sunday, 13 August 2017: Some “accompany the enemy” to “undermine” the armed forces.
Meanwhile, his deputy, also attacking the regime's president Hassan Rouhani's band, called them the “echo of foreign voice.”
NCRI - The Iranian regime's prosecutor in Northwestern Province of Qazvin, warned women employees to comply with the hijab and mandatory veiling by sending a letter to all government agencies and companies threatening the offenders with judicial prosecution.
According to the state-run Damadam website, on August 12, 2017, Sadeghi Niyaraki, prosecutor of Qazvin, said in his letter: “In case a report by the enforcement officials or retentive officers is received and non-compliance with the law is noticed, judicial cases will be pursued to prosecute the offenders.”
NCRI - The state-run ILNA News on August 12, 2017, reported that a group of metalworkers of a cooperative company staged protest against the hindrance of delivery for apartments of which their contracts were singed a long time ago.
According to the workers, Hasa-1 was the contractor who was responsible for assigning 42 residential units to these workers in the 6th phase of Parand City. This contractor has broken the promise and not delivered the apartments yet.
NCRI - Iran state-run media reported that Ghadir Investment Company succeeded in signing an investment agreement with the Russia's Zarubazhnaft and the Turkey’s Unit International Companies.
According to Shana, Iran regime's Ministry of Oil news agency, based on an agreement signed in Moscow on Monday August 4, the three companies will invest in joint oil and gas projects inside and outside Iran.
NCRI - According to the state-run Fars news agency, affiliated to Revolutionary Guards (IRGC), the review of the Iranian banks’ financial statements from 2013 to various seasons of 2016 shows that the banks' profits have fallen sharply during this time period, and even some banks have suffered heavy losses.
Latest reports indicate that at least eight banks have suffered losses, and it appears that if there are audited financial statements for all banks in the year 2016, the number of banks that suffered heavy squandering will increase substantially.
Iran - Qom, According to reports on Saturday August 12, a fruit peddler was killed by the municipality agents after he was beaten and his head hit the ground.
NCRI - With the closure of the Asal (honey) ice cream factory in the city of Sanandaj, in Kurdistan province, 120 workers of this old factory were unemployed. The employer says: “The facilities that were promised to us were not paid.”
The state-run ILNA news agency reports that the ice cream factory “Honey of Kurdistan” has been closed for months, and workers are unemployed for nearly five months.
On Saturday, August 12, 2017, a senior delegation from the United States Senate meet with Maryam Rajavi, in the Albanian capital, Tirana, and discussed the situation of the members of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) in Albania, the latest developments in Iran and the Middle East as well as solutions to end the current crisis in that region.
The Senate delegation was comprised of Senators Roy Blunt, Vice President of the Republican Conference, and member of the Appropriation, Select Intelligence, Rules and Administration, and Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committees; John Cornyn, the Majority Whip, and a member of the Judiciary, Select Intelligence, and Finance committees; and Thom Tillis, a member of the Armed Services, Judiciary, Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs and Veterans’ Affairs committees.
NCRI - The ceremony of welcoming foreign guests at the inauguration of Iranian regime's President Hassan Rouhani was managed by a terrorist group commander, Mohammad Ja'fari Sahrarudi, head of the office of Ali Larijani, Speaker of the regime’s parliament.
Sahrarudi was already known for the command of the groups responsible for assassinating opponents of the Iranian regime abroad.