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Iran News in Brief – November 4, 2021



Bakhtiaris in Isfahan Commemorate Executed Victim of the Regime

Large crowds gathered in Yazdanshahr, Isfahan cemetery on the fortieth day after Abbas Gholi Salehi was executed. Abbas Gholi Salehi was a prisoner from the Bakhtiari ethnic group who was executed by the regime’s Judiciary on September 29, after serving 20 years in prison for drug-related charges. The people of the Bakhtiari tribe commemorated Mr. Salehi who had been fallen victim to the vicious system called the Iranian regime’s justice.

مراسم چهلم عباسقلی صالحی در یزدانشهر

مراسم چهلم عباسقلی صالحی در یزدانشهر

More Reports of Executions Across Iran


The Iranian Judiciary executed a Kurdish citizen named Manouchehr (Shahab) Kazemi Varmeleh in Gohardasht Prison in Karaj on Wednesday, November 3. He was 33 years old and came from the city of Harsin in Kermanshah province but lived in Tehran. He has been in prison since 2017. Manouchehr’s body was buried today in his hometown, Kordpa.

According to HRANA, another prisoner named Abdullah was executed in Mashhad prison at dawn on Wednesday.

A Public Suicide in Iran Spotlights Anguish Over Economy

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(AP) — Ruhollah Parazideh, a wiry 38-year-old with a thick mustache and hair flecked with gray, was desperate for a job. The father of three in southern Iran walked into a local office of a foundation that helps war veterans and their families, pleading for assistance.

Local media reported that Parazideh told officials he would throw himself off their roof if they couldn’t help. They tried to reason with him, promising a meager loan, but he left unsatisfied.

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State Affiliated Experts Warn About the End of JCPOA

In an article titled “The end of JPCOA?”,  state-run Jahan-e-Sanat newspaper quoted Fereydoun Majlisi a former diplomat as saying: “At the end of the day, either diplomacy has to do the job or the military must be the responsible for the country’s statements. I think the JCPOA is another closed case.”

Reacting to the tweet from Ali Shamkhani, Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council, about attaining guarantees in the negotiations, Hassan Beheshtipour, a state-affiliated analyst said: “I really do not know how guarantees can be made in agreements?! In international agreements, the guarantee is the same as the desire of two parties to sign an agreement. Concerning international law, most people guarantee their own behavior, and no one can guarantee what is unattainable. Some say that if Congress had passed the resolution, the US president would not have been able to withdraw from it. While there have been several agreements that have been approved by Congress but have been violated…”

He added: “The losing party here is Iran. I do not understand the very sentence that we “should not tie people’s livelihoods to the JCPOA”. If we think this through, we will see that these are tied indeed. Unfortunately, the international economy is an interconnected system and structure. If a country wants to secede, it will face livelihood problems.”


State Security Arrests Family of Slain Blogger

Several hours ago, on the eve of the anniversary of Sattar Beheshti’s martyrdom, members of his family got arrested. On Wednesday night, November 3, security officers raided Sattar Beheshti’s home and searched and collected their phones, arresting all members of the family.

On November 3, 2012, Sattar Beheshti, a blogger, and a worker was arrested and killed under torture for criticizing Khamenei the Iranian regime’s supreme leader. His mother and sister have become vocal critics of the regime, attending funerals of other victims of the regime and calling for justice.

Health Minister Avoids People And Walks Away

پرخاش گری وزیر بهداشت رئیسی جلاد در جریان سفر نمایشی به دامغان

During a staged visit to Damghan on Thursday, the Minister of Health of Ebrahim Raisi’s administration was faced with anger and hatred from the people of the city who were sick and tired of the state’s policies that killed so many Iranians during the pandemic among other grievances.

Bahram Einollahi, the Minister of Health, who became very hysterical, aggressively told the cameraman to stop shooting. While refusing to answer the people’s questions, he walked away at the end.


Upon Its Page Suspension, Kayhan Newspaper Accuses Instagram of Censorship


Following the suspension of the Instagram page of ‘Kayhan’ daily, the newspaper whose editorial guidelines are dictated by the Supreme Leader’s office complained about the lack of freedom of expression and free flow of information on social networks.

In an article published on Thursday, ‘Kayhan’ wrote: “Instagram has repeatedly deleted some images of Kayhan’s page that contained headlines and photos covering the news of the Revolutionary Guards, Lebanese Hezbollah, Yemeni Ansarullah and other resistance movements, and it had warned of suspension. A policy that once again showed that claims such as “freedom of speech” and “free flow of information” do not even exist on American social media. Of course, this is not unprecedented, and previously, many independent Iranian media outlets that covered the news of the resistance or took a critical approach towards the United States have faced censorship on American social networks.”


Another Prisoner Executed in Iran


Wednesday morning at dawn, the Iranian regime’s Judiciary executed a prisoner in Gohardasht Prison in Karaj. The executed prisoner was identified as Saeed, who has been in prison for more than 10 years.

About 20 Million Iranians Have No Job or Stable Income, Minister Admits

Hojatollah Abdolmaleki, the Iranian regime's Minister of Cooperatives, Labor and Social Welfare

Hojatollah Abdolmaleki, the Iranian regime’s Minister of Cooperatives, Labor and Social Welfare told a special news talk show on Monday night: “According to official statistics, we have about 2.4 million unemployed people in the country, 2.2 million people have unstable jobs, about 2 million are disappointed to find a job and are not actively seeking jobs, 9.7 million people have low-income employment, and also 4.5 million people have informal employment which means they do not have insurance.


Conference at the Italian Senate

IRAN: Human Rights, Justice, and the Role of the International Community
November 4, 2021, at: 2:00 PM

Iran: The Staggering COVID-19 Death Toll Exceeds 469,700

Infographic-PMOI-MEK reports over 469,700 coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths in Iran

The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) announced on Wednesday, November 3, 2021, that the Coronavirus death toll in 547 cities exceeds 469,700. In Tehran the death toll has reached 110,105, Khorasan Razavi 38,395, Isfahan 32,010, Khuzestan 28,735, West Azerbaijan 17,463, Fars 17,230, East Azerbaijan 16,288, Sistan and Baluchestan 13,130, Qom 12,800, Kerman 12,497, Kermanshah 8,669, Hormozgan 7,860, Ardabil 5,840, Qazvin 5,349, Zanjan 4,445, and Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari 3,580.

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Iran’s Parliament Acknowledges Disastrous Mismanagement of the Coronavirus Outbreak


In its Tuesday session, the Majlis (parliament) made an unprecedented reflection on the Iranian regime’s disastrous management of the coronavirus outbreak and its possible ramifications.

During the session, the report of the health commission delivered its report on the performance of the Covid-19 Task Force under the Rouhani administration to the Majlis. The report outlines some of the disastrous policies and decisions that led to the catastrophic spread of the virus across Iran. The introduction reads in part, “The Iranian public are not satisfied with the performance of the National Covid-19 Task Force, the ministries, and [Hassan] Rouhani himself… and they have suffered irreparable losses [from the Task Force].”

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Souls of Fallen People of Iran’s November 2019 Protest Are Haunting the Regime


These days more than ever it has become obvious that the most important thing for Iran’s regime is its scramble for its continued existence.

From the propagandistic travels of the regime’s president Ebrahim Raisi to different provinces of the country, to the appointment of Revolutionary Guards commander as the provincial governors, the increase of the execution of prisoners without any excuse, its efforts to bold its missile and drone abilities to cover its air force weaknesses, campaigning to its northern borders with the Republic of Azerbaijan, canceling the Cyrus Great Day and preventing the people’s presence at his tomb.

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An Inmate Dies After Being Brutalized by Prison Guards in Sanandaj

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An inmate dies after being brutalized by prison guards in Sanandaj, the capital of the Iranian Kurdistan Province. Khosrow Jamalifar, 26, lost his life in the Central Prison of Sanandaj on Tuesday, November 2, 2021, after prison guards beat him up. The reason for his death was a strike at the head. Mr. Jamalifar had been in prison for three years on the charge of murder and was awaiting his final sentence.

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Labor Activist Sentenced to Lashes in Tehran


The Tehran Revolutionary Court sentenced a labor activist to prison, lashes, and a fine for “publishing lies to disrupt public opinion” and “disrupting public order”. According to the Human Rights News Agency, the labor activist was identified as Kamyar Fakour. Kamyar was sentenced to 50 lashes, eight months of prison, and a fine of 15 million tomans ($540).

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Read more: Iran News in Brief – November 3, 2021