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Monday’s Iran Mini Report – May 28, 2018

Monday's Iran Mini Report - May 28, 2018

• Conditions Of Imprisoned Gonabadi Women Raise AI Concern

“Women prisoners of conscience from Iran’s Gonabadi Dervish religious community are being subjected to verbal abuse, including sexual slurs, and denied proper medical treatment by doctors and other health professionals at Shahr-e Rey prison on the outskirts of Tehran,” Amnesty International said in a statement issued on May 25, 2018.

• Iran funding Taliban to affect US military presence in Afghanistan, say police and lawmakers

Afghan government and police officials have accused Iran of providing financial aid and advice to Taliban militants as part of its opposition to the US military presence in Afghanistan.

Mohinbullah Mohin, spokesman for the police of western Farah province, told Arab News on Sunday that Iran’s backing helped the Taliban to conduct a massive onslaught and capture most parts of Farah, which lies near the border with Iran, last week before being flushed out by a US-led Afghan counterattack.

• Protest by Retirees Against Social Security Organization In Khorramabad, Iran

Around noon on Saturday, May 26, 2018, a group of retirees from Lorestan province, gathered in front of the building of the General Directorate of Social Security Organization in Khorramabad, in Lorestan Province of Iran, and organized a protest rally.

According to the protesting retirees, the salary and pension payments are not according to past processes and they are deposited with delayed.

• Iran officials stop deaf girls’ sign language song, say it resembles dancing

ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – Iranian officials have prevented a group of deaf girls from performing a song in sign language because their body movements resemble dancing, which is outlawed in public spaces in the Islamic Republic.

“Unfortunately those who do not understand disabled people came and easily cancelled the performance,” the group’s director said.

• Shocking number of early and forced marriages

East Azerbaijan Province leads the Iranian provinces in early marriages of girl children 10 to 15 years old, ranking second only to Khorassan Razavi Province, NE Iran.

3,944 girls between 10 and 14 years old got married in 2015. Most of these marriages took place in villages and rural areas. One year later, in 2016, this number reached 4,165 marriages.