NCRI - The Haft Tappe Sugar Cane Workers Syndicate of the city of Shoush in Khuzestan Province, southwestern Iran, issued a statement saying company executives have been expelling many workers and “a number of others are being summoned by the Shoush judiciary.”
In the days following the end of these workers’ recent protest, company officials began expelling a number of workers and to this day nine have been informed not to return to work, according to this statement.
NCRI - The head of the Iranian regime's welfare organization, announcing the growing rate of divorce among women headed households, said that in 2016, for every four marriages, a divorce has also been recorded.
According to state-run IRNA news agency, Anooshiravan Mohseni announced the news on Monday, August 21, 2017, adding that the divorce among women head of households from the year 2006 to 2012 has inceased 57 percent.
NCRI - International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) General Secretary Sharan Burrow, has demanded the immediate and unconditional release of Reza Shahabi, a member of the board of directors of Iran’s Syndicate of Workers of Tehran and Suburbs Bus Company (UWTSBC).
Burrow, while referring to what she has described as years of torture and inappropriate treatment of Shahabi behind bars, reiterated, “[Reza] the labor rights activist was on medical furlough but Tehran’s prosecutor-general refused to extend his parole.”
NCRI - A high level state Mullah, close to Iranian regime's Supreme Leader, Ali Khamenei, admitted the regime defeat in preventing the use of cyberspace and social media by young people, saying that the solution for cyberspace is not filtering.
The Mullah who was speaking in Mashhad on 17 August 2009, added: “We have repeatedly referred to the authorities and talked about it, and we believe that the solution to the problems of cyberspace is not filtering, and we must make the young people not get infected with cyberspace and that necessary attention and surveillance should be done.”
NCRI - On Saturday morning, August 12, 2017, a Qom (Southwest of Tehran) municipality contractor, who, after months of trying was unable to recover his unpaid fees, self-immolated himself in front of the municipality and died Saturday night due to his burns.
Fereidoun Abedini, head of the Isfahan Burn Center, said on Monday, August 14, told the Fars government news agency that the individual (Sheikh Alizadeh) had died on Sunday evening, while the percentage of his burns was over 90 percent.
NCRI - Iran regime’s public prosecutor has informed the wife of Reza Shahbi that this labor activist must remain in jail for another 17 months, according to a statement issued by the Tehran Bus Drivers Syndicate. Shahabi has been told he will remain behind bars until January 8th, 2019.
Shahabi has been condemned to another year in prison based on charges described by this syndicate as “fabricated.” Furthermore, the public prosecutor has said the five months he was on medical leave – with approval from the coroners – is considered absence from his prison time.
NCRI - Extensive fire in forest areas West of Iran was extinguished on the fifth day by the help of local residents and environmental activists and safety guards. The widespread fire in the forest areas of Kuh Shahu (Shahu Mountain), suburb of Kamyaran city of Kurdistan province, has caused more than 400 hectares of damage.
NCRI - The state-run ILNA News in a report on August 9, 2017, illustrated the status of unemployed female students by writing about one of them.
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NCRI - Director of the Drought and Crisis Management Center of the Iranian regime’s Meteorological Organization has provided a worrying statistical analysis of the drought situation in Iran. According to him, 94% of Iran's surface area is affected by the meteorological drought, which is the first stage of the drought.
In an interview with state-run ISNA news agency on August 9, 2017, Shahrokh Fateh presented a worrying statistic and warned: “Long-term meteorological droughts in the provinces of Khuzestan, Qom and North Khorasan are in a dire and deteriorating situation.”