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Iran sentences 2 people to public flogging for animal abuse in N Iran
Two Iranians in the northern province of Gilan were sentenced to public flogging for animal abuse, state-run media reported.
In a January 1 report, ISNA News Agency said the two were arrested after the Head of the Rezvanshahr Environment Department received calls reporting animal abuse in the northern city. “The perpetrators of the animal abuse were each sentenced to 74 lashes in public,” Akbar Meighi, the Head of the Environment Department said.
Iran: Firefighters gathered today outside the Municipality of Isfahan to demand fair wages
— Iran News Wire (@IranNW) January 2, 2021
Iran Deputy Police Chief: break hands and legs of “machete wielders”
Iran’s Deputy Chief of Police ordered violence against people who were detained while wielding machetes, according to a video report by the state-run IRNA News Agency. The report showed the arrest of several so-called “troublemakers” or “thugs” who were blindfolded and made to sit on the ground. “If you detain someone during a clash and I see him standing here unharmed, you have to answer as to why he is unharmed,” Deputy Chief of Police Qasem Rezaei tells the police officers standing around him.
Iran secretly executes three Sunni political prisoners
Three Sunni political prisoners Hamid Rastbala, Kabir Sa’adat Jahani and Mohammad Ali Arayesh were executed on Thursday, December 31, in Vakilabad Prison of Mashhad.
The three Sunni political prisoners were transferred to an unknown location on Thursday, December 31, and were deprived of family visits before their execution. Their families and lawyers were not informed about the executions in advance.
UPDATE: 1:30 PM CET
At the end of 2020, the Iranian regime has executed four prisoners in Sepidar Prison in Ahvaz, S Iran
Four prisoners detained at Sepidar Prison in Ahvaz, south #Iran were executed by the mullahs' regime on Dec 24, 2020. video https://t.co/x1CjtG7bCL
One, Jafar Zabi is executed after serving 10 years for a crime he committed at the age of 18…#StopExecutionsInIran pic.twitter.com/ZMIfWaDYvK
— Iran Freedom (@4FreedominIran) January 2, 2021
Healthcare workers gathered today in Shiraz, SW Iran
Shiraz, SW #Iran
Healthcare workers who were hired to aid hospitals during the #COVID19 pandemic gathered today to demand their right to official work contracts.
"We came to your aid in your time of need but you let us go in our time of need," their sign reads. #IranProtests pic.twitter.com/7Z2rVJtxan
— Iran News Wire (@IranNW) January 2, 2021
UPDATE: 10:00 AM CET
Iran: Coronavirus Death Toll in 478 Cities Exceeds 195,500
The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) announced on Friday, January 1, 2021, that the Coronavirus death toll in 478 cities had exceeded 195,500. The number of victims in Tehran is 47,991, Isfahan 12,025, Qom 7,635, East Azerbaijan 7,507, Mazandaran 7,447, Fars 5,983, Alborz 5,125, Golestan 4,817, Hamedan 4,655, Kerman 4,297, Yazd 3,457, North Khorasan 3,008, Zanjan 2,050, and South Khorasan 1,826.
#Iran Coronavirus Update
More than 195,500 people have died of the novel #coronavirus in 478 cities checkered across all of Iran's 31 provinces, according to the Iranian opposition PMOI/MEK.
— People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) (@Mojahedineng) January 1, 2021
Eurasiareview: Europe’s Inaction Is Fueling Impunity In Iran
Iran ended 2020 with an eleventh-hour execution of a child offender, sending the world a signal that the authorities there are in no mood to strike a reformist image as world powers deliberate on the future of nuclear-related sanctions on the regime.
On New Year’s Eve, Mohammad Hassan Rezaiee was executed for an offence he allegedly committed when he was 16 years old. Rights group pointed out his conviction was based on a forced confession.
Girl, 13, commits suicide in Gachsaran, Iran
Girl, 13, commits suicide in Gachsaran
A 13-year-old girl jumped off a bridge and died in Gachsaran on Thursday, Dec. 31. The Iranian Coroner’s Office says 7% of annual suicides in #Iran are committed by teenagers. #HumanRights pic.twitter.com/odhwKJdeSw
— IRAN HRM (@IranHrm) January 1, 2021
Iranians Continue Protests Even on December 31 with at Least Five Rallies
On the last day of 2020, the Iranian people from different walks of life continued their protests against the regime’s mismanagement, corruption, and nepotism. In this respect, in the span of 24 hours, various classes of Iran’s society held at least five rallies and strikes, venting their ire against the corrupt officials and their destructive policies.
Iran news in brief, January 2, 2021
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