News from Iran – Week 26 – 2014

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Prisoners’ News

A-Transfers

  • Hamed Ahmadi, death row prisoner on hunger strike, transferred to hospital for stomach bleeding.
  • Mansour Arvand, death row prisoner, transferred from Urmiah prison to an unknown location.
  • Dr. Kamran Ayazi transferred from Evin to Rejaei Shahr.
  • Shahram Chinian-Miandoab transferred to solitary in Rejaei Shahr.
  • Dr. Latif Hasani, on hunger strike since May 10th, transferred to hospital and then to Evin.
  • Behnam Irani, Christian priest recently converted, transferred from Alborz Intelligence detention center to Rejaei Shahr.
  • Mehdi Khazali moved from Evin to Rejaei Shahr.
  • Kasra Nouri transferred back from Adel Abad prison to Nezam prison.

 

B-Arrests-Detentions

  • Sivan Hosseinpour, Kurdish photographer and cartoonist, arrested at home in Mahabad.
  • Bahman Khaleghi, Azeri activist, begins serving his 6 months sentence in Tabriz.
  • Majid Moghadam arrested during 5th memorial at Neda Agha-Soltan grave and released the day after.
  • Hojatoleslam Seyed Hamid Mahdavi-Eghdam begins serving his sentence in Tabriz prison.
  • Mamousta Abdol-Salam Golnavaz, Kurdish cleric, summoned to clerical court in Tabriz and arrested ; released the day after because of protests
  • Behnam Mousivand arrested during 5th memorial at Neda Agha-Soltan’s grave and released the day after.
  • Afshin Nadimi, Kurdish rights activist, begins serving his 6 years sentence in Sanandaj prison.
  • Reyhaneh Tabatabaei, journalist, begins serving her 6 months sentence in Evin.
  • Female football fans arrested and released after president’s intervention.

 

C-Liberations

  • Leva Khanjani freed at the end of her sentence.
  • Amir Khorram released on furlough.

 

D-Other News

  • Reza Akbari-Monfared on hunger strike in Rejaei Shahr to support Reza Shahabi.
  • Mohammad Banazadeh-Amirkhizi on hunger strike in Rejaei Shahr to support Reza Shahabi.
  • Dr. Asghar Ghotan on hunger strike in Rejaei Shahr to support Reza Shahabi.
  • Afshin Heiratian on hunger strike in Rejaei Shahr to support Reza Shahabi.
  • Khaled Herdani on hunger strike in Rejaei Shahr to support Reza Shahabi.
  • Saleh Kohandel on hunger strike in Rejaei Shahr to support Reza Shahabi.
  • Mohammad-Ali (Pirouz) Mansouri on hunger strike in Rejaei Shahr to support Reza Shahabi.
  • Ali Moezi banned from all visits.
  • Ali Salanpour on hunger strike in Rejaei Shahr to support Reza Shahabi.
  • Shahrokh Zamani on hunger strike in Rejaei Shahr to support Reza Shahabi.

 

News of injustice in Iran

  • Mashallah Shamsolvaezin, journalist, banned from leaving the country.
  • 5 hangings in Birjand prison.
  • 8 hangings in Rasht on Monday.
  • 2 hangings Rejaei Shahr on Wednesday.
  • 11 hangings in Ghezel-Hesar on Thursday.

 

University – Culture

  • Shahr e Sokhteh inscribed in Unesco World Heritage list.
  • Two paintings by Iranian poet Sohrab Sepehri sold for over $1 million in Tehran auction.
  • Iranian students blocked from UK Stem courses by Kaplan due to US sanctions.
  • Islamic Association of Shiraz University of Technology reopens after 4 years

 

Protests

  • Tehranis celebrate great match of Team Melli against Argentina on the street.
  • Retired steel workers protest withheld pension payments.
  • Reporters strike at national broadcaster in Ardebil for unpaid wages.
  • Miners protest to keep company private and they stop privatisation.

 

Iran abroad

  • Zarif meets Sudanese minister of development in Tehran.
  • French parliamentary delegation visits Iranian Majlis.
  • Iran operates drones from former American base in Iraq.

 

Iran Economics

  • Turkey sells 200 tons of secret gold to Iran.
  • India makes $550m oil payment to Iran.

 

Iran Politics

  • Iranian police launches new campaign to seize satellite dishes.
  • Gholamali Jafarzadeh, a member of Iran’s planning and Budget Commission calls for Ahmadinejad’s prosecution.
  • 75% of provincial governors replaced last year.
  • Vasectomy punishable by 2 to 5 years in prison.
  • Health Minister challenges law against birth control.

 

Miscellaneous

  • Iran is getting ready for its best year of tourism in a generation.
  • Iranian pilgrims captured by ISIS released, back to country.
  • Iran has the highest cancer rate because of contaminated gasoline.

 

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News from Iran – Week 25 – 2014

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Prisoners’ News

A-Transfers

  • Hamed Ahmadi, Kurdish Sunni activist, transferred to Ghezel Hesar.
  • Dr. Asadollah Asadi transferred to Evin 290 solitary because of his dry hunger strike.
  • Jahangir and Jamshid Dehghani, Kurdish Sunni activists, transferred to Ghezel Hesar.
  • Mehdi Farahi-Shandiz, political activist, transferred to Rejaei Shahr.
  • Saeed Matinpour is back in Evin 350.
  • Kamal Molaei, Kurdish Sunni activist, transferred to Ghezel Hesar.
  • Seyyed Hossein Ronaghi-Maleki transferred to Hashemizadeh hospital then back to Evin without treatment.

 

B-Arrests-Detentions

  • Danial Babayani, Azeri cyber activist, arrested to serve his sentence of 23 months.
  • Habibollah Beigzadeh, Azeri cyber activist, arrested to serve his sentence of 23 months.
  • Abdolhossein Harati, who recently came back to Iran, arrested.
  • Nematollah Kami, Azeri cyber activist, arrested to serve his sentence of 23 months.
  • Mehdi Khazali arrested for the 7th time; he launches a hunger strike.
  • Mehdi Tadini reports to Evin to begin serving his 2 years sentence.
  • 2 arrests at Neda Agha-Soltan grave during her 5th year memorial.

 

C-Liberations

  • Adel Fanaian, Baha’i, freed on parole.
  • Rahman Ghahremanpour-Bonab, freed at the end of his sentence.
  • Masoumeh Gholizadeh released on 100 million toman bail from Tabriz prison.
  • Hossein Nouraninejad was released on 200 million toman bail.
  • Abbas Samadian, political activist, released on 150 million toman bail.
  • Ali Shariati, political activist, released on 150 million toman bail.

 

D-Other News

  • Mohsen Ghashghaeizadeh is on hunger strike to protest disappearance of his mother.
  • 80 political prisoners in Rejaei Shahr are on hunger strike to support 4 death row prisoners transferred to Ghezel Hesar.

 

News of injustice in Iran

  • Ghasem Ebrahimpour, Kurdish political activist, sentenced by Appeals to 2 years in prison.
  • Ali-Asghar Honarmand, founder of Narenji Website, sentenced to 11 years in prison.
  • Jamal Mina-Shiri, Kurdish political activist, sentenced by Appeals to 3.5 years in prison.
  • Ebrahim Mostafapour, Kurdish political activist, sentenced by Appeals to 2 years in prison.
  • Hossein Nozari, working with Nqrenji Website, sentenced to 7 years in prison.
  • Ehsan Paknejad, technical editor of Narenji Website, sentenced to 5 years in prison
  • Hadi Tavanmand, Kurdish political activist, sentenced by Appeals to 3.5 years in prison.
  • Abbas Vahedi, editor of Narenji Website, sentenced to 2.5 years in prison
  • 10 hangings in Urmiah prison on Wednesday, 2 others pardoned by victims.
  • 3 hangings in Yazd prison.

 

University – Culture

  • 1000 foreign movies participate in Tehran Short Film-festival.
  • Mohammad-Reza Shajarian will receive next week medal of ‘Chevalier des Arts et Lettres’.
  • Neday e Enghelab, Website affiliated with the guards shuts itself.

 

Protests

  • Tehran Tires factory workers protest again.
  • A group of women protest in front of volleyball federation against their banning from entering the stadium.
  • Iran Air staff on strike at Mehrabad airport.

 

Iran abroad

  • 1st Vice President Eshagh Jahangiri meets with Bolivian President Evo Morales in Santa Cruz.
  • Zarif meets South Sfrican Foreign Minister in Tehran.
  • Members of Algerian-Iranian parliamentary friendship meet Parliament Speaker Larijani in Tehran.
  • Kurdistan PM in Tehran to discuss Iraq situation.
  • British FM says “circumstances are right to reopen our embassy in Tehran”.
  • UN General Assembly’s Legal Committee elects Iranian envoy as vice-chairman.

 

Iran Economics

  • Oil minister cancels contracts signed under Ahmadinejad.

 

Iran Politics

  • MPs demand stronger veil enforcement.
  • Rouhani orders investigation of possibilities of women presence in stadium.
  • Rafsanjani asks supreme leader to release Mousavi et Karroubi.

 

Miscellaneous

  • Zabol shrouded in darkness by sandstorm.
  • Use of music in public places including taxis buses and trains banned in Varamin.
  • Iran wins over Italy 19-8 in volleyball.

 

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News from Iran – Week 24 – 2014

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Prisoners’ News

A-Transfers

  • Behzad Arabgol, political activist, transferred from Evin to Rejaei Shahr.
  • Abed Bampouri, Baloch political activist sentenced to death, transferred to solitary in Zahedan prison.
  • Abdolghani Gangouzeh, Baloch political activist sentenced to death, transferred to solitary in Zahedan prison.
  • Pastor Behnam Irani moved from Rejaei Shahr to an unknown location.
  • Mamousta Ali Karami transferred from Rejaei Shahr to Sanandaj.

 

B-Arrests-Detentions

  • Nima Abbaspour arrested during a protest for Lake Urmiah.
  • Akbar Abolzadeh arrested during a protest for Lake Urmiah.
  • Afshin Esmailzadeh arrested during a protest for Lake Urmiah.
  • Soheil Ghaderi arrested during a protest for Lake Urmiah.
  • Mahnaz Ghaem-Mohammadi, wife of Jafar Panahi, begins serving her 5 years sentence in Evin.
  • Mir-Yasin Hosseini, student in Tabriz, arrested during a protest for Lake Urmiah.
  • Sajad Khalilnejad, member of participation front, arrested at home.
  • Jalal Mohammadloo, member of participation front, arrested at home.
  • Vahid Valizadeh arrested during a protest for Lake Urmiah.
  • Arman Zaker arrested during a protest for Lake Urmiah.

 

C-Liberations

  • Majid Dori, student activist, freed at the end of his sentence.
  • Arash Mohammadi, leftist student, freed at the end of his sentence.
Majid Dori reunited with his mother after 5 years

Majid Dori reunited with his mother after 5 years

News of injustice in Iran

  • Peyman Aref sentenced to one extra year in prison.
  • Ali Chabishat, Ahvazi activist, was executed.
  • Seyed Khaled Moussavi, Ahvazi activist, was executed.
  • One hanging in Rejaei Shahr on Monday.
  • One hanging in Zahedan on Monday.
  • One hanging in Ghazvin on Tuesday.
  • 3 hangings in Rejaei Shahr on Wednesday.
  • 3 hangings in Bandar Abbas on Thursday.

 

University – Culture

  • Female musicians banned from stage in Isfahan.
  • Theatre performance of “Hot Egg Tango” banned in Tehran.
  • Workshop with Kelly James Clark banned in Iran.

 

Protests

  • Over 100 bakers in Sanandaj protest after their wages remain frozen for the third year in a row.
  • 23 days of strike of 5,000 workers of Bafog Iron Ore Company.
  • Hardliners and reformists fight during Aref speech at Shiraz University

 

Iran abroad

  • About 230 Iranian MPs in a statement congratulated Assad for his victory.
  • Zarif and Singapore parliament speaker meet in Tehran.
  • Rouhani visits Turkey to discuss Syria and sign contracts.
  • Two battalions of Quds Forces entered Iraq and fighting alongside Iraqi forces.
  • New Iranian ambassador to Switzerland: Gholam Ali Khoshroo, Deputy FM under Khatami.

 

Iran Economics

  • Closure of Mahabad Vaccines Manufacture: 120 workers lose their job.
  • Theatre performance of “Hot Egg Tango” banned in Tehran.

 

Iran Politics

  • Ayatollah Sanaei regretted arrest of journalist Sirajedin MirDamadi.
  • Iran condemns terrorist attack on Iraq.

 

Miscellaneous

  • Severe water shortage in Kerman province.
  • Second storm in Tehran in one week, 15 wounded this time.
  • Iranian volleyball team beats Brazil at home 3-0.

 

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News from Iran – Week 23 – 2014

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Prisoners’ News

Transfers

  • Reza Akbari-Monfared transferred to Rejaei Shahr.
  • Behzad Arabgol transferred to Rejaei Shahr.
  • Gholamhossein Asadi transferred to Rejaei Shahr.
  • Abol-Ghasem (Javad) Fouladvand transferred to Rejaei Shahr.
  • Dr. Asghar Ghotan transferred to Rejaei Shahr.
  • Asadollah Hadi transferred to Rejaei Shahr.
  • Mashallah Haeri fells in coma, transferred to hospital.
  • Kasra Nouri transferred to Adel Abad prison.
  • Shahram Radmehr, Azeri activist, transferred to hospital.
  • Ali Salanpour transferred to Rejaei Shahr.
  • Labour activist Reza Shahabi transferred to Rejaei Shahr he begins a hunger strike to protest transfer.

 

Arrests-Detentions

  • Dari Amri, Baha’i from Mashhad, arrested during a religious service.
  • Farzin Farzad, student, arrested in Shiraz.
  • Abdollah Fatehi, Kurdish activist, arrested in Saghez.
  • Safin Haji-Ramezani, Kurdish political activist, arrested in Mahabad.
  • Ahmad Khalandi, Kurdish political activist, arrested in Mahabad.
  • Ali Moeini, member of Tahkim e Vahdat, arrested in Esfahan.
  • Faraz Salehi, Kurdish activist, arrested in Saqez.
  • Mahmoud Salehi, blogger recently converted to Christianity, arrested in Ahvaz.
  • Mostafa Safari, student and blogger, arrested in Shiraz.
  • Saeed Shirzad, children’s rights activist, arrested in Tabriz.
  • Sousan Tabianian, Baha’i from Semnan, arrested.
  • Shayan Tafazoli, Baha’i from Mashhad, arrested during a religious service.

 

Liberations

  • Mahmoud Ojaghloo, Azeri activist, released on 150 million toman bail.
  • Mohammad-Sadegh Rabani-Amleshi released on furlough.
  • Naseh (Ayhan) Yousefi, Kurdish activist, freed at the end of his sentence.

 

Other News

  • Hall 10 of Rejaei Shahr stormed by guards..

 

News of injustice in Iran

  • Danial Babayani, Turkmen cyber activist, sentenced to 3 months in prison.
  • Seyed Ebrahim Bahrami, dervish Gonabadi, sentenced to 7 years exile in Sardasht
  • Habibollah Beigzadeh, Turkmen cyber activist, sentenced to 3 months in prison.
  • Mohammad-Ali Dehghan-Borki, dervish Gonabadi, sentenced to 7 years exile in Zabol.
  • Mohsen Esmaili, dervish Gonabadi, sentenced to 7 years exile in Dezful.
  • Nematollah Kami, Turkmen cyber activist, sentenced to 3 months in prison.
  • Mohsen Rahmani, sentenced by Appeal to 7 years in prison for holding Mousavi picture.
  • Mohammad-Ali Sadeghi, dervish Gonabadi, sentenced to 7 years exile in Maragheh.
  • Gholamreza Khosravi-Savadjani executed in Rejaei Shahr on Sunday.
  • Abbas Salehian-Barzeki, Gonabadi Dervish, sentenced to 6 months in prison by clerics ‘court.
  • One hanging in Semnan on Sunday.
  • 9 hangings in Rejaei Shahr on Sunday.
  • One hanging in Bandar Abbas on Thursday.

 

University – Culture

  • National Religious magazine “Iran Farda” reissued after 14 years.

 

Iran abroad

  • German parliament willing to expand ties with Iran.
  • Emir of Kuwait visits Tehran for 2 days.
  • Egypt invites Iranian president to Sisi’s inauguration.
  • Obama suspends oil sanctions for 6 months.

 

Iran Economics

  • Closing the Ardebil smelter caused job loss of 275 workers.
  • 5,000 workers on strike to protest privatization of Yazd iron ore mine.
  • Ahwaz Railway workers have not been paid for five months.
  • In Iran 12 million men unemployed.

 

Iran Politics

  • 2nd conference of ‘Friends of Syria’ begins work in Tehran, with participation of reps from 25 countries.
  • Ayatollah Mahdavi Kani, chairman of the Assembly of Experts in Iran, is in coma after a heart attack.
  • Deputy Interior Minister resigns.

 

Miscellaneous

  • Sand storm in Tehran: 5 dead, 50 injured, 50,000 without electricity.
  • Flood kills 3 people in North of Iran.
  • Train crash in Semnan : 10 dead over 30 wounded.

 

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News from Iran – Week 22 – 2014

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Prisoners’ News

 

  • Transfers

 

  • Mohammad-Mehdi Abayat transferred to solitary in Rejaei Shahr.
  • Pastor Saeed Abedini transferred back from Dey hospital to Rejaei Shahr; severely beaten during transfer.
  • Shahram Chinian-Miandoab, Baha’i, transferred to dangerous criminals’ ward.
  • Baha’i Shahab Dehghani transferred from Evin to Rejaei Shahr.
  • Gholamreza Khosravi-Savadjani, sentenced to execution, transferred from Evin to Rejaei Shahr.
  • Keyvan Samimi back to Rejaei Shahr from prison.

 

B-Arrests-Detentions

  • Abdolsalam, Abdolhadi and Mehdi Azarm, Kurdish sunni activists, arrested at home.
  • Saba Azarpeik, journalist, arrested.
  • Abdolrahim Chana, Kurdish sunni activist, arrested at home.
  • Abdolreza Davari, close to Ahmadinejad, arrested.
  • Shahab Dehghani, Baha’i, begins serving his 4 years in Evin.
  • Ebrahim Ghadi-Far, Kurdish sunni activist, arrested at home.
  • Masoumeh Gholizadeh, leftist Azeri political activist, arrested.
  • Ahmad Karami, Kurdish sunni activist, arrested at home.
  • Mohammad Rasoulizadeh, Kurdish sunni activist, arrested at home.
  • Abdolghani Vahid, Baloch sunni activist, arrested at home.
  • Naser Zarei, Kurdish sunni activist, arrested at home.
  • 2 youths arrested in Kermanshah.

 

C-Liberations

  • Abolfazl Abedini-Nasr released on 10 days furlough.
  • Ahmad-Reza Haeri, brother of Saeed Haeri, released on bail.
  • Hamid Manafi-Nazerloo, Azeri activist, released on bail.
  • Sasan Soleimani, director of “Happy” video posted on YouTube, released on $16,600 bail.

 

D-Other News

  • Dr. Latif Hasani, Azeri activist, on hunger strike in Rejaei Shahr prison.
  • Hasan Javani, 57 years old, ends 15 days hunger strike.
  • Ayat Mehr-Ali-Beiglou ends hunger strike.
  • More than 120 children under 18 awaiting hanging in Iran’s prisons.

 

News of injustice in Iran

  • Omid-Ali Akbari, dervish Gonabadi, sentenced to 3 years in prison.
  • Mohammad-Amin Akramipour, Cyber activist, sentenced to 14 years in prison.
  • Hamid-Reza Arayesh, dervish Gonabadi, sentenced to 4 years in prison.
  • Abdol-Reza and Mohammad Arayesh, dervishes Gonabadi, sentenced to 2 years in prison.
  • Ali Azhdari, dervish Gonabadi, sentenced to 2 years in prison.
  • Seyyed Ebrahim Bahrami, dervish Gonabadi, sentenced to 4 years in prison.
  • Gholam-Ali Beirami, dervish Gonabadi, sentenced to 3 months+1day in prison.
  • Shahoo Bayazidi, Kurdish student, sentenced to 6 months in prison.
  • Amanollah Cheraghi, dervish Gonabadi, sentenced to 2 years in prison.
  • Khorshid Dashtaki, dervish Gonabadi, sentenced to 2 years in prison.
  • Ali-Jan, Esmail, Isa, Mehdi, Shahram and Sohrab Dehghan, dervishes Gonabadi, sentenced to 2 years in prison.
  • Amir-Hamzeh Dehghan, dervish Gonabadi, sentenced to 3 years in prison.
  • Mohammad-Ali Dehghan, dervish Gonabadi, sentenced to 4 years in prison.
  • Kazem  Dehghani, dervish Gonabadi, sentenced to 4 years in prison.
  • Mohsen Esmaili, dervish Gonabadi, sentenced to 1 year in prison.
  • Zabihollah Gerdpour, dervish Gonabadi, sentenced to 2 years in prison.
  • Mehdi Ghanbari, dervish Gonabadi, sentenced to 2 years in prison.
  • Masoud Ghasemkhani, Cyber activist, sentenced to 22 years in prison.
  • Amir Golestani, Cyber activist, sentenced to 22 years in prison.
  • Nasrollah Golshan, dervish Gonabadi, sentenced to 2 years in prison.
  • Fariborz Kardarfar, Cyber activist, sentenced to 18 years in prison.
  • Mehrdad Keshavarz, dervish Gonabadi, sentenced to 3 years in prison.
  • Ahmad-Reza Kouhi, dervish Gonabadi, sentenced to 2 years in prison.
  • Kurdish civic activist Dana Lanj-Abadi sentenced to 1 year in prison.
  • Abouzar Malekpour, dervish Gonabadi, sentenced to 3 years in prison.
  • Mehdi Marand, dervish Gonabadi, sentenced to 2 years in prison.
  • Hamid Mehdizadeh, dervish Gonabadi, sentenced to 2 years in prison.
  • Karamat Moradi, dervish Gonabadi, sentenced to 2 years in prison.
  • Reza Pishkar, dervish Gonabadi, sentenced to 2 years in prison.
  • Adnan Rahmat-Panah, Baha’i, sentenced by Appeals to 1 year in prison.
  • Behiar Rajabi, dervish Gonabadi, sentenced to 3 years in prison.
  • Roya Saberinejad-Nobakht, British Cyber activist, sentenced to 20 years in prison.
  • Mohammad-Ali Sadeghi, dervish Gonabadi, sentenced to 3 years in prison.
  • Adel Sadouni, Arab cyber activist, sentenced to 3 years in prison.
  • Naghmeh Shahi Savandi Shirazi Cyber activist, sentenced to 7 years + 91 days in prison.
  • Sentence of Maryam Shafeepour reduced by Appeals from 7 to 4 years.
  • Mohammad-Ali Shamshirzan, dervish Gonabadi, sentenced to 4 years in prison.
  • Mehdi Reyshahri-Tangestani, Cyber activist, sentenced to 11 years in prison.
  • Seyyed Masoud Talebi, Cyber activist, sentenced to 15 years in prison.
  • Saleh Tamouli (Tarafi), Arab cyber activist, sentenced to 3 years in prison.
  • Mohammad-Reza Zahedian-Kish, dervish Gonabadi, sentenced to 2 years in prison.
  • Manouchehr Zareh, dervish Gonabadi, sentenced to 3 years in prison.
  • Hamzeh (Mehdi) Zargani, Arab cyber activist, sentenced to 3 years in prison.
  • One hanging in Evin on Saturday.
  • One man and two women hanged in Urmiah.
  • 5 hangings in Rejaei Shahr.
  • One hanging in Ghazvin on Tuesday.
  • One woman hanged in Amol on Wednesday.

 

University – Culture

  • Architect Houshang Seyhoun dies.
  • A new newspaper Zanan Emrouz is published.

 

Protests

  • Police attack environmentalist protest in Isfahan: 2 injured, 10 arrested.
  • Saveh profile workers protest unpaid wages.
  • A human chain in Shiraz to protect a green space against building 4 sky-scrappers.
  • Workers and staff at Iran Tire have begun a protest against layoffs, wage cuts and a compulsory increase in work hours.

 

Iran abroad

  • Morteza Tamaddon, head of the Tehran Provincial Public Security Council, included in US sanctions list.
  • 86 Iranian awaiting execution for drug smuggling in Malaysia.
  • Zarif visits Algeria.
  • At least four Iranian technicians building a gas pipeline in Iraq’s Diyala , province were killed in a bombing.
  • Abdollah Eskandari, revolutionary guard, killed in Syria.
  • About 8,000 Iranians emigrated to Germany in 2013.

 

Iran Economics

  • Parts of Tabriz bazaar on strike over tax increase.
  • Petrobras shuts down office in Iran, no plan for investing in Iran in future.
  • Australia to resume live sheep exports to Iran after 40-year boycott.
  • 21% increase in rental cost over one year in Iran.

 

Iran Politics

  • Ali Larijani again elected as the speaker of Majlis by 187 votes.
  • Maryam Ghorbani appointed Prefect of Bushehr.
  • Governor of Alborz Province Seyed Taher Taheri removed.
  • New law helps construction workers get insurance

 

Miscellaneous

  • 4 Iranian technicians killed in terrorist attack in Iraq
  • Following shooting by Military Forces a Kurdish man was killed.
  • Iran confirms first two cases of MERS.
  • Part of Isfahan refinery caught fire.
  • 11 suicides per day in Iran.

 

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