• Iran’s Nobel Laureate Is Done With Reform. She Wants Regime Change
“Reform is useless in Iran,” Ebadi told Eli Lake in an interview Thursday. “The Iranian people are very dissatisfied with their current government. They have reached the point and realized this system is not reformable.”
• The detainees of the Ahvaz protests reached more than 160 people
Local reports on Thursday, April 5, 2018, indicated an increase in the number of detainees of the recent protests in Ahvaz and other cities in Khuzestan province in southwestern Iran.
During the 10-day protests that began on April 7th and to date, the IRGC’s intelligence agents have arrested more than 160 protesters in different cities of the Khuzestan province.
• Outbreak of Hepatitis A in Southwestern Iran
The head of the Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences in Ahvaz, referring to the observation of several cases of hepatitis A in the region, warned about the consequences of water shortages and droughts over the spread of diseases, especially waterborne diseases.
• Larijani: Semi-complete plans need 600 trillion tomans ($120 billion)
Ali Larijani, chairman of the Iranian regime’s parliament, said on Wednesday, April 4, at a meeting with the clerics of the city of Qom, that there are more than 65 thousand uncompleted construction projects in the country, the completion of which will require 600 trillion tomans. ($120 billion)
• Iran regime TV censors Italian football badge
Eagle-eyed viewers have noticed that Iranian state television censored the logo of an Italian football club during its coverage of UEFA Champions League football.
The team from the Italian capital’s logo is the image from ancient myth of Rome’s twin founders Romulus and Remus being suckled by the Capitoline Wolf.
• US seeks 20-year sentence for Turkish banker in Iran sanctions case
US prosecutors on Wednesday asked a federal judge to sentence a Turkish banker convicted of helping Iran evade US sanctions to about 20 years in prison in a case that has strained diplomatic ties between the United States and Turkey.
A federal jury in Manhattan found Mehmet Hakan Atilla, 47, a former deputy general manager at Turkey’s state-controlled Halkbank, guilty in January.
• Firefighters’ strike in Assaluyeh oil and Gas Company in Bushehr city
On Thursday, April 05, firefighters from the Assaluyeh oil and gas company staged a protest gathering against the non-payment of their 3-month salary.
The protesters stopped working and blocked the entrance to oil and gas 1 site.
South Pars gas field located in Asalouyeh port is the largest gas source in the world, located on the common borderline of Iran and Qatar in the Persian Gulf.
• Activites of the “Total oil company’ in Iran depends on the decision of Trump
In a recent interview with the Economics Corp. (CNC), Patrick Pooyane, director general of the French company Total, said that the company’s economic activity in Iran would depend on the will of the President of the United States.
The French company Total leading a consortium including China has signed a contract to take advantage of the eleven South Pars gas fields, the world’s most important gas field. This field, discovered in the 1970s, is shared between Iran and Qatar.
• Iran: Maryam Akbari goes on hunger strike to support Golrokh Iraee
Political prisoner Maryam Akbari Monfared declared on Wednesday, April 4, 2018, that she will to on hunger strike for three days in solidarity with the hunger striking political prisoner Golrokh Iraee. She urged international human rights organizations to take urgent action to save the life of Golrokh Ebrahimi Iraee.
After 60 days of hunger strike, political prisoner Golrokh Ebrahimi Iraee fainted, suffered seizures and subsequently went into coma on Tuesday, April 3.
• Iran: Kurdish activist woman, Ronak Aghaii, jailed in Mahabad
Kurdish activist woman, Ronak Aghaii, was taken to the Prison of Mahabad (Iranian Kurdistan) to serve her jail sentence.
Ronak Aghaii was arrested by intelligence forces in September 2017 and taken to Orumiyeh on the charge of “hoisting the flag of Kurdistan” in the gatherings of Mahabad residents in support of the referendum on independence of the Iraqi Kurdistan.