Iran: An Afghan migrant tortured to death by regime’s agents in Yazd

NCRI - According to reports that have reached us from inside Iran, a young Afghan migrant has been killed under torture by the regime’s police inspectors in the city of Yazd, central Iran, as they attempted to extract forced confession from him.

Ehsanollah Ehsani, 20, was arrested on May 13 in Yazd and later slipped into a coma while under torture. He was transferred to Fatema Zahra Hospital on May 18 where he lost his life two days later on May 20.

U.S. House votes to bar purchases of heavy water from Iran regime

The United States House of Representatives voted Wednesday to bar the U.S. government from future purchases of heavy water from Iran's regime, undercutting the controversial nuclear pact with Tehran.

Wednesday night's 251-168 vote came on an amendment by Florida Republican Rep. Ron DeSantis to a funding bill for the Energy Department.

Iran regime’s Basij arrest 70 in raids on two parties

NCRI - The Iranian regime’s paramilitary Basij in north-eastern Iran broke up two mixed-gender parties within 72 hours last week, detaining 70 people.

The head of the fundamentalist Basij in Nishapur precinct, Ali-Akbar Hosseini, announced that his forces were alerted to a so-called “obscene party” in the city. During the raid, 14 boys and 14 girls were arrested and transferred to a local police station.

Arab Sunni activist imprisoned in Iran, family’s questions unanswered

NCRI - Majid Albo-Ebadi, a 29-year old from Mahshahr, Iran, was arrested and transported to an unknown location last week.

The chemical engineering graduate on May 16 had his home raided by the Iranian regime’s notorious Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS) before being detained.

Iranian teachers warn of jail threat - BBC

A teachers' union leader in Iran has warned of an intensifying campaign of harassment and imprisonment by the Iranian regime against teachers' union representatives.

Hashem Khastar, from Mashhad in north-east Iran, has told the BBC there have been hunger strikes staged by teachers in protest against jailings and the denial of human rights.

Iran regime mass executes 11 prisoners, including juvenile offender

NCRI – Iran’s fundamentalist regime mass executed on Wednesday 11 prisoners in their twenties, including at least one who is believed to have been a minor at the time of his alleged offence. Another three prisoners were executed on Tuesday.

The 11 victims, all aged between 22 and 25, were hanged en masse at dawn on May 25 in the notorious Gohardasht (Rajai-Shahr) Prison in Karaj, north-west of Tehran.

Iranian workers find it hard to bring bread to the table

NCRI - Iranian workers in Fereydunkenar and Babolsar, northern Iran, are facing an economic crisis, according to a member of the Iranian regime’s Majlis (Parliament) from their cities.

In a meeting with the regime's officials in Mazandaran Province on Saturday, Valiollah Nanvakenari revealed the critical condition.

He stated: "It has been six months since the workers of Fereydunkenar Port have been paid, and some families are even having difficulty bringing bread to the dinner table."

700 gold shops closed in Iran capital - official  

 

NCRI - Seven-hundred gold shops have been closed in Tehran between 2014 and 2015, according to the chairman of the gold and jewelry union.

Mohammad Keshtiarai stated that gold shops have closed in the Iranian capital due to the recession and the shops’ inability to afford the tax payments in recent years. His remarks were published on Sunday by the Tasnim news agency, affiliated to the regime’s Revolutionary Guards Quds Force.

Iran’s Zayanderud River likely to dry up by the end of May

NCRI - The Zayandehrud River, in central Iran, will dry up by Monday, 30 May according to the regime's Ministry of Energy.

An official of the Ministry of Energy stressed that only 21% of the Zayandehrud Dam reservoir is filled with water.

Khamenei’s protégé chosen to head Iranian regime’s top clerical body

NCRI - Ahmad Jannati, a notorious cleric who is among the closest confidants of the mullahs' Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, was chosen on Tuesday as the head of the Iranian regime's new Assembly of Experts.

Jannati, 90, is also the chairman of the regime's Guardian Council, a vetting body that must approve all laws adopted by the Parliament according to the regime's fundamentalist constitution.

Iran political prisoner’s health deteriorates on Day 26 of hunger strike

NCRI - Iranian workers’ rights activist and political prisoner Jafar Azimzadeh is on Day 26 of an indefinite hunger strike in Tehran’s notorious Evin Prison against the regime's clampdown on union activities in Iran.

Mr. Azimzadeh's health is reported to have deteriorated significantly and he is under pressure by the mullahs' regime to end his protest.

44th martyrdom anniversary of PMOI’s founders in Iran

NCRI – Tuesday marks the 44th anniversary of the martyrdom of the founders of Iran’s main opposition group, the People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI), by the regime of the Shah. A look back at the PMOI’s founding sheds light on the organization’s ideological viewpoints.

The PMOI, or Mujahedeen-e Khalq (MEK), was founded on September 6, 1965, by Mohammad Hanifnejad, Said Mohsen, and Ali-Asghar Badizadgan. All engineers, they had earlier been members of the Liberation Movement (also known as the Freedom Movement), created by Medhi Bazargan in May 1961.

IRAN: Wages of 1000 workers of Persian Gulf Star Refinery remain unpaid

NCRI - The wages of more than 1000 workers employed in the Persian Gulf Star Refinery in Iran have not been paid since February.

These laborers are working in small and large contracting companies under contract with the refinery, but none of them have received their wages for the past four months, according to several of the workers.

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