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Iran News in Brief – November 1, 2021





More Protests on Monday in Iran

A number of citizens of Zanjan staged a rally in front of the Zanjan Governor’s office today, protesting the lack of water and electricity.

تجمع اعتراضی به نبود آب و برق مقابل استانداری زنجان

A number of Razi Petrochemical workers in Mahshahr went on strike again on Monday, protesting the authorities’ refusal to implement the job classification plan.

اعتصاب کارکنان پتروشیمی رازی

Scammed clients of the Reagan Khodro Company protested in front of the company building on Karaj Road on Monday to demand their rights. In 2018, the company took 400 million tomans from 2,000 clients to deliver their cars after 6 months. But still, after 4 years, it has refused to deliver the cars or to return the money that the clients have paid for the cars.

تجمع اعتراضی مالباختگان ریگان خودرو


Disruption of Fuel Distribution System Continues to Plague the Nation


Six days after the cyberattack on the country’s fuel distribution system, state media point out that the malfunction of the gas stations throughout the country is still continuing and the problem has not been solved.

Tejarat News website wrote today: “Long queues have been formed in many places again. No official source has given a reason for the congestion in front of some gas stations.”

Mostaghel newspaper also wrote: “The government benefited from the supply of 150 billion tomans of the new gasoline price.”

Mohammad Javad Haghshenas, a former member of Tehran’s city council told Ruydad website: “The sale of gasoline with the new rate has pleased the Ministry of Oil and the government and it is beneficial for them to delay the return of gas stations to the previous terms.”

Meanwhile, the Arman daily warned: Negligence in energy services and reducing supply while increasing the rate can be like playing with fire.”


Inhumane treatment of a Prisoner in Northern Iran by the regime


On Wednesday, October 13, a prisoner who had contracted Covid-19, was transferred from prison to Khoy Hospital due to his deteriorating physical conditions. Doctors at the hospital injected Iraj Alizadeh, son of Aladdin from the village of Vaj Vaj in the Salmas district, with corticosteroids and penicillin, which resulted in symptoms of black fungus in the prisoner.

After diagnosing the symptoms of the black fungus, the doctors of Khoy transferred him to the Khomeini Hospital in Urmia and decided to remove an eyeball of the prisoner. Unfortunately, as the infection progressed and spread to the brain, Iraj died on Thursday, October 28, after being several days in a coma. According to his family, during the prisoner’s time of hospitalization and surgery, he was handcuffed to the hospital bed with 4 guards watching. The family tried hard to persuade judicial officials to untie him but to no avail.


Iran: Coronavirus Fatalities Have Passed 466,600

Infographic-PMOI-MEK reports over 467,800 coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths in Iran

The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) announced on Sunday, October 31, 2021, that the Coronavirus death toll in 547 cities had exceeded 467,800. In Tehran death toll has passed 109,645, Khorasan Razavi 38,250, Isfahan 31,865, Khuzestan 28,620, West Azerbaijan 17,338, Mazandaran 17,175, Fars 17,140, Gilan 16,315, East Azerbaijan 16,258, Lorestan 15,540, Kerman 12,467, Kermanshah 8,619, Hormozgan 7,845, Ilam 4,463, and Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad 3,424.

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Iran Protests on Monday

The administrative staff of the regime’s Judiciary rallied in protest against the low salaries on Monday in Ardabil, Abhar, Neishabour, Shahr-e Rey, Farahan (Markazi province), Azadshahr, Tehran, Arak, Zanjan, Shush, Ilam, Mashhad, Gorgan, Yazd, Azadshahr, Kermanshah, Gotvand (Khuzestan), Paveh, Divandere, as well as several cities in Kurdistan, Khuzestan and Lorestan province.

Iranian Regime Needs Weapons-grade Uranium to Push for Concessions From the West, Former Diplomat Admits

Fereydoun Majlisi, a former regime diplomat-min

Fereydoun Majlisi, a former regime diplomat told the state-run Eqtesade Pouya on October 31: “Sanctions can be effective for a while now. But the uranium enrichment program is advancing, and as soon as we reach the stage of nuclear weapons production, the government will be able to get concessions during the negotiations.”

The former diplomat added: “The [Raisi] government has put the eliminating of the JCPOA on the agenda. With the plan announced by the new Minister of Foreign Affairs, the revival of the JCPOA is not going to be on the agenda.”

During the interview, Majlisi also warned about an economic collapse, and while referring to the drop of Iran’s exports to its allies, he foresaw that Iran is going to end up like Venezuela.

Only 170 of 4,000 Inmates of One Prison Remained, Says Survivor of Iran’s 1988 Massacre

Millions of people across Iran have seen their lives devastated following the summer 1988 massacre that leftover 30,000 political prisoners executed by the mullahs’ regime. Most of the victims, above 90 percent based on numerous accounts, were members and supporters of the Iranian opposition People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK), indicating how the regime specifically targeting to eradicate the very entity it considers, to this day, as the main threat to its dictatorship.

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‘Revolution Phobia’, Main Duty of Iran’s State Media


Iran, under clerical rule, is one of the countries in which freedom of speech, the pen, and media are nothing but an absurd joke. From the beginning, this regime has repressed women and the people’s democratic freedoms. In this context, closing the newspapers and prohibiting magazines and books of progressive organizations and parties and universities with the excuse of its so-called ‘Cultural Revolution’ was among of its repressive actions against the people.

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Mother of Slain Protester Cry for Justice

فریاد مادر خشمگین شهید ابراهیم کتابدار بر مزار فرزندش: قاتلها، آدمکشها، لعنت بر شما

Sakineh Ahmadi, the mother of Ebrahim Katabdar, one of the martyrs of the November 2019 popular uprising, while mourning at her son’s tomb, shouted in protest, calling out the officials of the regime who murdered her son along with thousands of others.

Iran Protests on Sunday

Municipal workers of Kut Abdullah in Ahvaz staged a protest rally on Sunday, to protest the official’s refusal to pay their salaries for four months. One of the protestors said: “The only means we have is to go on strike! We visited the deputy’s office, we went to the governor’s office, they don’t do anything for us! When are you going to handle this?!”

تجمع اعتراضی کارگران شهرداری کوت عبدالله

A group of workers of the Golnaz vegetable oil factory in Golestan province held a rally on  Sunday, to protest the unfair working conditions in the factory. Compulsory unpaid leave, deductions of vacation, reduced production, short-term contracts, non-stop shifts of working overnight, neglecting of the workers’ problems and complaints, and threatening to dismiss workers if they protests is among the many grievances these workers are coping with.

Also on Sunday, the workers of Sadeghieh Metro protested against the poor living conditions and the low level of salaries and benefits.

Metro workers of the Sadeghieh District in Tehran rallied to protest poor living conditions and low wages and benefits.

تجمع کارگران متروی صادقیه

Workers of public parks in Qazvin went on strike in protest of 4 months delay in receiving their salaries.

کارگران روژان دشت کاسپین پارک ملت قزوین

Employees of Abadan Petrochemical Company stopped working for the second consecutive day on Sunday and started a protest rally.

دومین روز تجمع اعتراضی کارکنان پتروشیمی آبادان

Workers of Kuh-e-Mubarak Petrochemical Company in Jask went on strike on Saturday, November 29, to protest the employer’s refusal to pay their wages that have been long overdue. The workers have been deprived of their salaries and benefits for more than six months, and the contractor is refusing to meet the workers’ demands.

Also, contracted employees of the control room, site, and repair unit workers of the Biston Petrochemical Company in Kermanshah went on strike and gathered on the company’s premises to protest the authorities’ refusal to process their demands.

Read more: Iran News in Brief – October 31, 2021