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Maryam Rajavi: Protests by pensioners in Tehran and other cities across Iran reflect the resolve of the people of Iran to gain their rights
Maryam Rajavi, the President-elect of the NCRI, welcomed the today protests by pensioners in Tehran and other Iranian cities. She wrote in a Twitter message: “Hail to the deprived pensioners and retirees who have risen up. Their chants of ‘our baskets are empty, enough with oppression’ and ‘we can gain our rights only by taking to the streets’ echo the cries of all the people of Iran who are fed up with poverty and the mullahs’ evil rule.”
Mrs Rajavi added: “Continued protests by pensioners in Tehran and other cities across Iran reflect the resolve of the people of Iran to gain their rights.”
— Maryam Rajavi (@Maryam_Rajavi) February 28, 2021
Hundreds of pensioners gathered today outside the Ministry of Labor in Tehran
Feb. 28 – Tehran, #Iran
Hundreds of pensioners gathered today outside the Ministry of Labor in Tehran and other cities to demand higher pensions.
They believe the only way they'll get their rights is by taking to the streets. #IranProtests
— Iran News Wire (@IranNW) February 28, 2021
UPDATE: 10:00 AM CET
Iran: Uprising of Sistan and Baluchestan, No. 7 – Baluchi Uprising Continues for the Sixth Day Running Despite Harsh Repression
Last night, February 27, rebellious Baluchi youths set fire to Ashar district offices, 60 km from Sarbaz city.
At the same time, protesters blocked the Panjshir-Mirjavah axis and the Chabahar-Kanarak transit axis to prevent the deployment of additional reinforcements.
A look into Iran’s Sistan and Baluchestan protests and the underlying reasons
Today marks the sixth day of Sistan and Baluchestan protests that started in Saravan, southeastern Iran. The protests erupted on February 22 when Baluch fuel carriers gathered near an Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) base on the border in Saravan to protest the border closure. The Guards, who had dug large holes on the border to prevent fuel carriers from passing, gunned down the protesters, killing and wounding dozens of people.
The regime shut down or disrupted internet connections on Wednesday night to quell the Sistan and Baluchestan protests. However, sporadic clashes and other forms of protest have continued and have spread to several other cities in the province including in the provincial capital, Zahedan.
Iran: Coronavirus Death Toll in 497 Cities Surpasses 222,500
The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) announced on Saturday, February 27, 2021, that the Coronavirus death toll in 497 cities exceeds 222,500. The number of victims in Tehran is 52,806, Khorasan Razavi 14,750, Isfahan 14,335, Khuzestan 11,600, East Azerbaijan 8,423, Kermanshah 4,529, Qom 8,355, Golestan 5,775, Hamedan 5,233, Kurdistan 3,852, Semnan 3,455, Ardabil 2,767, Qazvin 2,504, and South Khorasan 2,156.
#Iran Coronavirus Update
More than 222,500 people have died of the novel #coronavirus in 497 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) February 27, 2021
Update on the situation and fate of three Kurdish women in Iran
The Iranian regime has recently stepped up pressure more than any other time on Kurdish activists in Iran including on Kurdish women, and made numerous arrests in recent months. Following is an update on the situation of three Kurdish women.
Rising Rate of Suicide Among Iranian Women – Ebtekar: Violence Rate is Not High!
Due to poverty and violence, suicide among Iranian women and girls is on the rise, a fact that government officials and experts have also acknowledged. However, Massoumeh Ebtekar, the regime’s Deputy for Women and Family Affairs, claims that “Domestic and social violence against women is not high in our society, and Iran is in a better position than other countries” (The state-run ISNA news agency –February 15, 2021).
Iran: Government corruption and growing misery
Not a day goes by without hearing news about increasing poverty among the Iranian people, the growing economic gap among the rich and poor, and the looting of the people’s resources and wealth by the Iranian regime’s leaders.
In this devastated economy, providing basic food items such as cucumbers, tomatoes, eggs, butter, etc., has become a challenge for the majority of the people, especially poor families.
Read more: Iran News in Brief – February 27, 2021