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Iran: 31 Ghezel Hesar prison inmates face execution

NCRI – On Sunday, the authorities at Ghezel Hesar prison in the city of Karaj transferred a group of 31 death row prisoners to an unknown location. Their cellmates fear that they will face executions in the coming days.

Over 500 prisoners began a hunger strike on Monday and demanded that the death sentences issued against their fellow prisoners be revoked, according to information received.


Iran: Hassan Rouhani increases IRGC budget by 50%

NCRI - Hassan Rouhani, the president of the clerical regime in Iran wants to increase the budget of the Revolutionary Guards nearly 50 percent and the overall defense budget by more than a third despite international sanctions and the drop in oil prices.

On Sunday, Rouhani presented to parliament a draft of budget of 8,400,000 trillion rials ($312.13 billion at the official exchange rate) for the fiscal year beginning March 20, 2015 - an increase of 6% on the basis of oil being priced at $70 a barrel this year.


Iranian regime intensifies crackdown on Internet freedom

Hassan Rouhani’s telecommunications minister confirmed that the development of a system that can identify every user who logs onto the Internet is in the works.

“In future when people want to use the Internet they will be identified, and there will be no web surfer whose identity we do not know,” the country’s minister of telecommunications, Mahmoud Vaezi, said on Saturday.


Iranian regime delivers heavy artillery to Houthi rebels in Yemen – report

Shipments of heavy weapons have been delivered to Houthi rebels in Yemen via the Red Sea, informed sources told Arabic language daily Asharq Al-Awsat.

The anonymous sources told Asharq Al-Awsat that cargos of weapons sent by Iran arrived in Yemen through the ports of Midi and Houdayda.


Iran: Solidarity with Kurdish political prisoners on hunger strike

NCRI - In several cities across Iran, political prisoners expressed their solidarity with the Kurdish political prisoners on hunger strike in the prison of Orumieh (capital of the province of West Azerbaijan, situated in north western Iran).

According to reports, in solidarity with them, political prisoners held in other cities have also begun a hunger strike.


Iran: Minister of Intelligence admits murder of opposition members in exile

NCRI - The Minister of Intelligence and Security (MOIS) has acknowledged that his ministry’s agents have assassinated Iranian dissidents in Pakistan.

Speaking at a gathering in the city of Qum on 5 December, Mahmoud Alavi revealed details of crimes committed by his agents.


Iran: 12 million people suffer from hunger - Minister

Some 12 million Iranians are living in poverty according to a senior official of the Iranian regime. This is their first public admission to extensive hunger in the oil rich country.

The Minister of Labor and Social Affairs said poverty is assessed based on the three indices of revenue, appropriate health and education services, reported the state-run Mehr news agency on December 5.


Joe Biden: There is a "less than even shot" of a nuclear deal with Iran

Speaking at Brookings Institution forum on the Middle East, U.S. Vice President Joe Biden said on Saturday there was a "less than even shot" of a nuclear deal with Iran.

“We will not let Iran acquire a nuclear weapon -- period," he said. "End of discussion. Not on our watch."


Iranian regime’s attempt to manipulate French Judiciary denounced

In an attempt to manipulate the French Judiciary, on behalf of a person who died nine years ago, an appeal was presented against a non-suit decision adopted after 13 years of judicial investigation in a case involving Iranian dissidents.

Text of statement by William Bourdon, 5 December 2014:

Thirteen years of investigation, especially against some members of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), ended successively in two dismissal decisions in accordance with the prosecutor's submissions.


Iranian Resistance praised for battling regime’s state terrorism

NCRI - The Iranian Resistance has been praised for its work in providing intelligence on Iran's quest for a nuclear bomb, which is one of the biggest threats to world peace, a conference in Paris was told.

Former French domestic intelligence director Yves Bonnet also hailed the courage of Resistance leader Maryam Rajavi for years spent battling the state terrorism perpetrated by the Iranian regime.


In 2015, the Iranian regime income could be reduced to $26 billion

NCRI - Economic experts believe that after the fall of oil prices on the world market, oil revenues of Iran could be reduced to $26 billion in 2015.

Iranian oil was once being sold for $100 to 110 a barrel. Now the price has been reduced to $70 a barrel.


Iran - Video: Police raids a family party in Isfahan

NCRI – Iranian police raided a family party in city of Isfahan checking identifications of every participant.

The Iranian regime has stepped up suppression of people under various pretexts in Iran as it fears public expression of anger against the regime.


Iran: Tap water pollution in 8 districts in Tehran

NCRI - On Thursday, December 4, a council member of Tehran said that in 8 districts of this city tap water is polluted and undrinkable.

The health minister retorted that there is no problem with the water in Tehran.


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