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Tuesday’s Iran Mini Report – July 31, 2018

Tuesday's Iran Mini Report - July 31, 2018

• India loaded 12% less Iranian oil in June against May amid sanctions fear

Indian refiners ordered about 12 per cent less Iranian oil in June than in May, when the US said it would reintroduce sanctions on Iran, but sales remained around 50 percent than a year ago.

Indian refiners bought around 664,000 barrels per day (bpd) of Iranian oil in June, according to a statement presented by oil minister Dharmendra Pradhan in the Lok Sabha.

• Bazaar merchants, laborers across Iran supporting truckers’ strike

Iran, July 30, 2018 – The strike launched by truck drivers across the country has reached over 125 cities in 30 provinces, and now enjoys the support of people from all walks of life in cities throughout the country.

“Hat’s off to these hardworking and brave men, the sultans of Iran’s high roads. All across this country people’s protests are spreading, demanding their rights, and the globe is witnessing this ongoing movement. Without a doubt, these measures will bear results.

• The harsh conditions of Isfahan’s Dastgerd prison

Iran, July 30, 2018 – Isfahan’s Dastgerd prison, located 12 kilometers north of Isfahan city, currently houses between 8,000-9,000 prisoners in 17 wards, suffering under harsh conditions.

Dastgerd prison has two wards for workers, which are separated from other sections. Ward no. 1 is, in fact, a warehouse and ward no. 2 is filled with three-story bunk beds. There are 900 people jam-packed in this ward. More than half of them have to sleep on the ground. There are similar conditions in other wards of the prison.

• Four-Day Protest by Iran’s Travers Railway Workers in Protest to Indifference to Their Demands

The Travers Railway workers continue to protest against the indifference of the railway unit’s managers to pay their wage arrears.

Some reports indicate that the cause of a four-day protest is the indifference of the employer and the relevant authorities to the payment of the workers of the technical and concrete line of the railways in Iran.