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Iran News in Brief – December 27, 2021

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UPDATE: 05:30 PM CET

Prof. John Mather, Director of the James Webb Telescope Project sends a message to the Iranian people. Prof. Mather has previously supported the Iranian people and their struggle for freedom and democracy.

 

Iran: Former MP Acknowledges People’s Hatred Toward the Regime

Hossain Marashi, one of the Iranian regime’s former MPs, acknowledged that Iranians hate the ruling theocracy. He underlined that skyrocketing prices, unemployment, and poverty have caused people to demand regime change more than before.

 

Round-up of Iran Protests on Monday

Reports by the Iranian opposition, Mujahedin-e Khalq (MEK), indicate there have been several protests on Monday by Iranians from all walks of life.

On Monday, contract medical and health workers in Qom rallied outside the Qom Medical Sciences University seeking official employment and job security for all their services, especially during the coronavirus pandemic.

Locals in Shadegan, southwest  Iran, held a rally and protested the unsafe conditions of their roads and regime officials’ refusal to take any measures in this regard. Anti-riot units were dispatched to the scene. Reports show around 2000 protesters.

On Monday, workers of the Sabalan [Textile] Factory in Ardabil, northwest Iran, rallied for the third day inside the plant, protesting the expulsion of many of their colleagues during the past 12 months.

On Monday, the Iranian regime’s municipal agents in Sanandaj, western Iran, backed by oppressive security forces, demolished the homes of farmers in the village of Sarab Qamish. Reports indicate security forces also attacked locals, injuring women and children.


UPDATE: 08:30 AM CET

State Media: Millions of Iranians Can’t Afford Basic Goods

State media: Millions of Iranians can’t afford basic goods—Iran news

“Most people can’t afford basic goods necessary for healthy living, such as meat,” state-run daily Mardom Salari warns. “The consumption of these goods is at its lowest level in recent years,” the daily added.

Mardom Salari added that the increase in prices and inflation has severely affected people’s lives “The quality of life for many people is at the lowest possible level,” Mardom Salari warns.

The food basket of a family of four costs at least 120 million rials, Mardom Salari writes. “With wages of workers around 40 million, it shows the depth of the human catastrophe taking place,” Mardom Salari writes.

Iran Protests in 2021: Growing Tensions Hint at What Is To Come

As 2021 comes to a close, a quick look at protests in Iran in the past year shows a restive society that is on the brink of an explosion.

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Iran: COVID-19 Fatalities Surpassed 492,400

The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) announced on Sunday, December 26, 2021, that the COVID-19 death toll in 547 cities has passed 492,400. In Tehran, the death toll has reached 115,200, Khorasan Razavi 39,780, Isfahan 33,970, East Azerbaijan 17,008, Kerman 13,247, Kurdistan 8,112, Ardabil 6,230, Zanjan 4,710, South Khorasan 4,336, and Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari 3,810.

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