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Iran News in Brief – August 22, 2022

Protests over water shortages in Shahrekord, Charmahal and Bakhtiari province, Southwest Iran



Protests in Iran on Monday

On Monday, August 22, farmers in the west of Isfahan staged a rally in front of the regional water department to call on the authorities to respond to why the farmers have been deprived of their rights to water resources.

تجمع اعتراضی کشاورزان اصفهان

Today, scammed clients of the Taj Khodro Caspian held a rally in front of the Qazvin Governorate to assert their rights.

The retired personnel of the Tejarat Bank in Tehran started a rally inside the central building of the bank. The protesters were chanting: “Death to the lier”, and “We will not back down until we get our rights.”

تجمع اعتراضی بازنشستگان  بانک تجارت


On Monday, August 22, a number of residents of the Bolbanabad region in Kurdistan province protested against the mining activities of the government-affiliated companies in this region. Holding placards and banners, the protesters condemned the recent actions and called out the officials for destroying the natural habitat of the region. According to the residents, this place is close to the settlements of the villagers, and the mining will lead to the destruction of agricultural lands, pastures, and water sources as well as cause environmental problems.


Iranians Across Europe Demand No Visa for Raisi, Voice Support for Resistance

Iranian-resistance-supporters-rally-gothenburg-sweden-august-2022Freedom-loving Iranians and supporters of the Iranian opposition People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) held rallies in six different European countries, along with Ottawa and Toronto in Canada, condemning the mullahs’ regime ruling Iran, calling on the U.S. administration to deny a visa for Iranian regime President Ebrahim Raisi for next month’s annual United Nations General Assembly, and voiced support for the Iranian Resistance. These rallies were held on Saturday, August 20, in Oslo of Norway, Aarhus of Denmark, Geneva of Switzerland, Gothenburg of Sweden, Hamburg of Germany, and the Hague.

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Four Members of the Voice of Iranian Women Association Sent to Evin Prison


Four members of the Voice of Iranian Women Association (Neda-ye Zanan-e Iran) were summoned to the Prosecutor’s Office of Evin Prison on August 18, 2022, to begin serving their prison sentences.

Each of the four members of the Voice of Iranian Women Association was sentenced to 4 years and 2 months’ imprisonment by the Revolutionary Court of Tehran. Their sentence was eventually reduced to 2 years and 3 months’ imprisonment on appeal.

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Would U.S. Roll Out Red Carpet for Mass Executioners?


On August 2, Tehran declared that President Ebrahim Raisi would attend the UN General Assembly session in September. “The preliminary planning has been carried out for the President’s attendance at the UN General Assembly session,” said Ali Bahadori Jahromi in a press conference.

Following the announcement, Iranians launched the “No Visa for Raisi,” a campaign calling on the U.S. to deny granting a visa to Raisi. They reckoned that Raisi was one of the foremost perpetrators of mass executions of political prisoners in 1988. At the time, “Death Commissions” was formed to implement the execution of 30,000 political prisoners, mostly affiliated with the Iranian opposition Mojahedin-e Khalq (MEK), based on a fatwa issued by the regime’s founder Ruhollah Khomeini.

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Canada, August 20, 2022: MEK Supporters in Ottawa and Toronto, Demonstrated in Support of a Free Iran, Calling for an End to Appeasement Policy

Canada, August 20, 2022: MEK Supporters in Ottawa & Toronto, Demonstrated in Support of a Free Iran

Canada, August 20, 2022: Freedom-loving Iranians, and supporters of the People’s Mojaheding Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) in Ottawa and Toronto, demonstrated in support of a Free Iran, calling for an end to appeasement policy toward the mullahs’ regime.

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Also, read Iran News in Brief – August 21, 2022