NCRI - Selling unclaimed corpses in Iran has been widely noticed in recent weeks after it was found that medical colleges are paying up to $3,000 per corpse in the black-market, according to new reports.
The state-run Rokna news agency reported on February 15 that the lack of deceased bodies has forced medical students to seek help from the black markets to buy corpses to use as cadavers for medical research purposes.
NCRI - What would be the effects of listing IRGC as a terrorist group on its activities beyond Iran’s geographical borders?
In his interview with Al-Arabiya on February 14, Dr. Mohammed Alsulami, head of (Persian) Gulf Center for Iranian Studies, answers this question:
Press release- Strasbourg- 16 February 2017
On the occasion of the 38th anniversary of the 1979 Iranian revolution, Friends of a Free Iran (FOFI) group at the European Parliament held a conference in Strasbourg on Wednesday 15 February 2017, chaired by MEP Gérard Deprez. The meeting was well attended by many members of the European Parliament. Mohammad Mohaddessin from the Iranian democratic opposition was the guest speaker. Mr Mohaddessin, a former political prisoner under the shah’s dictatorship, is a renowned writer of several books on Iran and Islamic fundamentalism and chairs the Foreign Affairs Committee of the political coalition NCRI. He gave a very interesting update and analysis of the current situation in Iran and prospects for a democratic change.
NCRI - The Supreme Leader of Iran, Ali Khamenei on February 16th appeared in public to meet the people of East Azerbaijan. His speech was actually a sort of confession of the international pressures as well as the fear of social discontent. He tried to blame Hassan Rouhani for the current critical economic condition.
NCRI - Various sectors of Iranian society held protest gatherings in Tehran on Tuesday February14.
According to reports, about 700 people looted by the Caspian Institute held a protest in front of the Iranian regime's parliament.
NCRI - Members of the Iranian regime’s parliament and experts warn the recent electricity, water and communication blackout in southern oil reach province of Khuzestan which has revealed ‘negligence’ by authorities is becoming a national threat.
on February 11 a number of power stations in the Khuzestan province failed and water and electricity in most major cities of this province were cut off. The situation was blamed on heavy dust and humidity of almost 100%.
NCRI - In protest against lowering tariffs on imported rice, Mehrdad Lahouti, Iranian regime’s MP from Langarud, said that “this means the land-use of nearly 3000 hectares of rice fields will be changed. People! Farmers! I’m telling you, no one in this country is thinking of you. Everyone is seeking their own interests. You go change the land-use of your farmlands.”
NCRI - According to the released reports, the family of Mostafa Azadi on Tuesday, February 14th staged a sit-in protest in front of the office of the Head of the Judiciary, Sadegh Larijani until the morning of Wednesday, February 15th demanding the halt of the death penalty for their son who is imprisoned in the solitary confinement awaiting execution.
NCRI - Acknowledging the lack of safety in Tehran Bazaar, a member of Tehran City Council said that Tehran Bazaar is like a time bomb that if activated, will lead to a disaster much heavier and more destructive than what happened in Plasco.
Pointing to his visit to Tehran Bazaar, Ahmad Hakimpour said on Tuesday February 14 that “emergency measures need to be taken regarding Bazaar’s wiring system as the wires are hanging from the ceiling of corridors and shops with no external shields while disregarding any safety measures, so that even a spark can lead to a huge fire in this historical arena.”
NCRI - The father of Martyr Mostafa Karim Beigi in a statement condemned the agents of the Ministry of the Intelligence for arresting his wife and intimidating to set his house on fire.
The statement reads:"you told us that Shahnaz will be released provided that we keep silent. Lies after lies, oppression after oppression! I proudly announce that I am the father of Mostafa Karim Beigi; a 26-year old boy who sacrificed his life to Iran and freedom."
NCRI - Iran is ranked number one in ‘brain drain’ among 91 developing and non-developed countries, according to a report by the IMF.
According to the report, each year between 150 to 180 thousand educated Iranians leave their country to continue their education abroad.
NCRI - A while ago, former Iranian regime’s President ‘Mohammad Khatamai’ described the current situation as the ‘best opportunity’ for creating a national reconciliation environment among regime’s rival bands, maintaining that now is the time to pave the way for more solidarity among all tendencies and forces.
The remarks was welcomed by many of the so-called reformist figures.
NCRI - According to terrorist Quds Force’s Tasnim news agency, several trade deals, including opening Iran-Sweden chamber of commerce, were signed during Swedish PM and his accompanying delegation’s visit to Tehran. The strange part of the story, however, is that the deals were signed in Swedish Ambassador’s residence in Tehran!