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Monday’s Iran Mini Report – August 20, 2018

Monday's Iran Mini Report - August 20, 2018

• Protesting employees of sugarcane factory attacked by anti-riot police

Anti-riot police launched an attack at 11 am Sunday morning targeting a protest strike held by around 500 employees of the Haft-Tappeh Sugar Cane Company in Khuzestan Province, southwest Iran.

Using batons and tear gas, the anti-riot units viciously attacked and injured the workers and arrested a number of the protesters. As the workers protested these measures authorities were forced to release their detained colleagues.

Employees of the Haft Tappeh Sugar Cane Company have not received their paychecks since April and are enduring very tough living conditions.

• The angry people of Marivan demonstrate in front of the mayor’s office

On Sunday night, a large number of people in Marivan, Kurdistan, gathered in front of the mayor’s office in protest to the lack of collection of garbage around the city, which has resulted in the propagation of bad smell in different parts of the city. The protesters dumped the garbage in front of the municipality and set them on fire to show their protest.

In the hours that followed, the number of protesters grew and more people joined the demonstration. The current garbage crisis is one of the many social and economic problems that have pushed the people of different Iranian cities to protest against corruption and mismanagement across the Iranian regime.

• Iran VP: Corruption has reached some senior officials

Corruption in Iran has spread and extended to “a number of top state officials”, the Islamic Republic’s Vice President has declared.

While visiting the government’s official news agency, IRNA, Es’haq Jahangiri said on Saturday, August 18, “At a time when combatting corruption was possible, it was ignored, and some top officials were lured and drawn in.”

It is quite interesting how Jahangiri is now speaking of corruption among senior Iranian regime ranks while back in September 2017 a senior Tehran Province judiciary official unveiled how Mehdi Jahangiri, the brother of Iran’s current first Vice President, was arrested for financial corruption. There still remain no details about this dossier.

• Iranian women drug addicts upsurge to 750,000 in new statistics

Iranian women drug addicts have increased to 750,000 in new statistics. The Commander of the State Security Force in Gachsaran confessed to the shocking and less-mentioned statistics of the status of Iranian women drug addicts.

Mohammad Mousavi, the SSF Commander of Gachsaran, admitted to the increasing prevalence of Iranian women drug addicts and said, “More than 55 percent of divorces are due to drug addiction, more than 25 percent of the killings are also due to drug addiction. We have to accept that there are more than 750 thousand Iranian women drug addicts in the country.”

Mohammad Mousavi added, “The largest number of drug addicts are between the ages of 15 and 20.”

• Nasrin Sotoudeh’s house was attacked by intelligence agents in Iran

Nasrin Sotoudeh’s house was attacked by agents of the Ministry of Intelligence. The news was announced by Reza Khandan, husband of this human rights lawyer.

Mr. Reza Khandan released the news on his Facebook page on Saturday, August 18, 2018, and during an online audio interview, clarified the details of the attack on Nasrin Sotoudeh’s house.

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