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Iran News in Brief – November 2, 2021

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UPDATE: 10:30 PM CET

Another Prisoner Hanged By the Regime

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Today, the Iranian regime’s Judiciary executed a prisoner in Shiraz. The prisoner was Mohammad Raisi, 23 years old, son of Iqbal and a resident of Ritak village. Last night, Mohammad contacted his family and informed them that he had been transferred to prison’s quarantine. This morning, when his family arrived in Shiraz, they were referred to the morgue to receive their son’s body.


UPDATE: 10:00 PM CET

Security Forces Kill An Innocent Father in Northern Iran

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This morning, state security forces killed a shepherd at the border of Urmia. The victim was identified as Veisi Badini, son of Ahmad, from Surkan village of Marghor district located in Urmia County. He was married and had two children. This man was shot and killed by the Iranian regime’s criminal forces while grazing livestock. After the shooting, his family was prevented from getting medical treatment for Veisi and he died of severe bleeding. His body has not been handed over to his family yet.


UPDATE: 5:00 PM CET

Iranians Lost $70B in The Stock Market, State Official Admits

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According to state-run Fars news agency, Gholamreza Marhaba, the spokesman for the Parliamentary Economic Commission said: “The stock market index has fallen by 30% in recent months and people’s capital in the stock market worth $70 billion has been lost.”

According to experts, the astronomical fraud in the Iranian Stockmarket Exchange was designed by the most senior leaders of the regime who tried to encourage the people to invest in the stock market to solve their budget deficit. (More background here)


UPDATE: 3:00 PM CET

Iran Protests on Tuesday

Today, a group of scammed customers of Azvico Car Company (Azerbaijan Automobile Industry) rallied in front of the Judiciary, protesting the regime’s refusal to investigate their complaints about the company’s fraud.

تجمع اعتراضی مالباختگان شرکت آذویکو

Residents of the suburbs of Astara City in Gilan province, staged a protest rally in front of the Gilan General Directorate of Roads and Urban Development on Tuesday to protest the demolition of their residential complex.

A group of employees of the East Azerbaijan Regional Telecommunication Company held a rally in front of the central building of the company to protest the official’s refusal to finalize their job classification plan.

The faculty and staff members of Shushtar Azad University gathered on the campus to protest against the authorities’ refusal to pay their salaries.

تجمع اعتراضی هیأت علمی و کارمندان دانشگاه آزاد شوشتر

The people of Malekabad village in Arak continued their protest rally today. The protestors said that the Endowment Office has illegally occupied their lands. The locals have blocked the Arak-Qom road in recent days.

ادامه تجمع اعتراضی مردم روستای ملک آباد (اراک)

Following the recent fall of the stock market, a group of shareholders staged a protest rally in front of the Stock Exchange Organization on Monday.

تجمع اعتراضی جمعی از سهامداران در پی افت بورس، مقابل سازمان بورس


UPDATE: 2:30 PM CET

MP Slams Ebrahim Raisi over Poor Policies and Language

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Ahmadi Bighash, a member of the Iranian regime’s parliament, slammed Ebrahim Raisi for his performance and lip service as the state’s president. While addressing other MPs in his speech in the parliament, Ahmadi Bighash said: “Such poor literature of yours [Ebrahim Raisi] is not acceptable and when your words are being ridiculed on social media or on national and foreign media, it’s not good for the country.”

Bighash added: “Are we short of scientific and political experts in this country? Why don’t you around yourself with four prominent university professors who can write at least a few lines for official relations so you can spare us your poor, controversial, unreliable, and unscientific remarks?”

The MP also criticized Ebrahim Raisi’s provincial trips and argued that this type of governing will not solve any problems.

Meanwhile, according to the state-run ISNA news agency, the parliament’s Health Commission presented a report about the records of Hassan Rouhani’s administration Covid-19 Task Force and the report was submitted to the state’s Judiciary.


UPDATE: 8:30 AM CET

Iran: Inhuman Coronavirus Policies of the Regime Takes the Lives of 468,500

The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) announced on Monday, November 1, 2021, that the death toll in 547 cities across Iran had exceeded 468,500. The number of victims in Tehran has reached 109,795, Khorasan Razavi 38,300, Isfahan 31,910, Khuzestan 28,660, West Azerbaijan 17,378, Alborz 13,818, Golestan 10,325, Hamedan 8,733, Yazd 7,703, Semnan 6,255, North Khorasan 5,963, South Khorasan 4,041, Fars 17,185, Qom 12,780, Kurdistan 7,552, and Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad 3,454.

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Iran: The Majlis Rejects Bill To Address Grievances of Iranian Teachers

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The regime has proved once again that it has no regard for the livelihoods of millions of Iranians and the future generations of Iran.

In Sunday’s session, the regime’s MP refused to pass a bill that would adjust the official salaries of teachers. For the second time, the Majlis refused to vote on the bill that would provide a 25-trillion-rials to the ranking of teachers. The bill was returned to the education commission for revision.

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Iran’s Brain Drain: The Impact of Poverty and Inflation

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It seems that the migration of Iran’s educated and specialized individuals to other countries, also called the brain drain, is becoming more intense as the years go by. According to studies conducted in 2019, Iran ranked as having the second-largest brain drain in the world with the migration of nearly 180,000 educated professionals. Of course, with the deteriorating of all aspects of life in Iran in the past many years and with the recent complete control of the three branches of government in Iran by Khamenei’s closest and most reliable individuals (Raisi, Ejei, and Ghalibaf) and the increase in public dissatisfaction, this statistic has undoubtedly increased.

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Iran: The Only Sin of the MEK and the Real Sin of the Mullahs

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The late leader of the movement for the nationalization of the Iranian oil industry, Dr. Mohammad Mossadegh, in a military court 68 years ago said something that still resonates in the ears and can be reminded to Iran’s current and future generations as valuable teaching.

“Truly, my only sin, my great and really big sin is that I have nationalized Iran’s oil industry, and I have dismantled the political and economic influence of the world’s largest empires and colonialism from this country.

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Monthly Report October 2021, Iran Human Rights Monitor

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October 2021 saw the continuation of executions in Iran coupled with a stepped-up pressure on political prisoners. The security forces arbitrarily opened fire on citizens leading to the deaths and injuries of a number of them. Iran Human Rights Monitor’s Monthly Report October 2021 provides but a small part of widespread violations of human rights in Iran last month.

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Read more: Iran News in Brief – November 1, 2021