News From Inside Iran                                    Volume 1, No.1
 
 
 
A. Popular resistance
Young people clash with suppressive agents in Tehran restaurant On November 16, suppressive agents raided Kaktus Restaurant in 5th district of Tehran and harassed young women and men in there. They started beating some of them and detained them in the parking. People in the restaurant started resisting to agents' harassment and clashed with them. Finally the suppressive agents were forced to leave the premises and release those held in parking.

Protests in Kurdish areas
Following the execution of three Kurdish political prisoners, young people in Kurdish cities including, Marivan, Sanandaj, Sardasht, Salmas, Piranshahr, Saqez and Baneh staged protests and put up anti-regime banners and slogans in streets and university premises. They called for release of political prisoners and end to executions.
Labor protest in Ahwaz Some 150 retired workers from pipe making factory in Ahwaz, southern Iran, staged a protest against non-payment of their pensions. They, along with 450 other workers have not been getting their pensions and bonuses for the past 7 years.

People in earthquake-stricken areas live in tents in subzero temperature After 15 months since the earthquake in Eastern Azerbaijan, the homeless people are still living in tents and trailers where temperature falls sharply below zero. They have received no aid from the regime.

B. Anti Mek publicity
Evil triangle against nuclear deal
Ebtekar state-run daily, November 21 - The evil triangle against the win-win accord which is in the minds of everybody is in action and it destructive machinery has now reached the Elyses Palace in Paris. Its first leg, as always, is the Zionist lobby, the second one is the Islamic Republic's rivals in the region that have been able to convince France with their oil money to take anti-Iran position. The third leg of this triangle is the anti-revolutionary group called National Council of Resistance of Iran with MeK at its core.

C. Environment
Air pollution in Khuzistan province
BBC radio, November 21 - There is a growing respiratory problem for people living in southeastern province of Khuszistan. Provincial capital Ahwaz is identified for the second time as the most polluted city in the world. Sanandaj, Kermanshah and Yassouj are among 10 most polluted cities in the world. Since November 2, some 20,000 people have been admitted to hospitals due to respiratory problems in Ahwaz.

D. Executions and suppressive measures
Teenage girl shot dead by security forces
A 17-year-old girl, Avin Osmani, from Kurdish city of Baneh, western Iran, was shot by security forces on November 14 as she was returning home with her fiancÚ in a car from outskirts of the city. They were suspected of smuggling illegal material. Several bullets were shot to her spine and she died the following day in hospital.

Young man killed by security forces
On November 14, 2013, security forces stopped a young man in Golshahr, southern Iran, and asked him for his identity in an aggressive manner. When the man protests against the manner of security forces and attempts to leave he gets shot from the back and killed instantly.

Suppressive measures in Marivan
Since Sunday, November 17, suppressive agents are stationed across the city of Marivan, Western Iran. This is due previous announcement that two political prisoners, Zanyar and Loghman Moradi may be executed and people are worried about that. In recent weeks there have been widespread protests against execution of Kurdish political prisoners in this area.

Political prisoner on hunger strike
According to reports on November 19, Arjang Davoudi, a political prisoner in Bandar Abbas prison, southern Iran, was relocated to a cell on his 9th day of hunger strike where there are no windows and lacks heater and many basic needs. He has been threatened to death by prison governor and agents of the Intelligence Ministry are said to be planning to eliminate him. Mr. Davoudi has been in jail for the past 10 years and subjected to brutal physical and metal tortures. His wife has also been arrested and put in solitary confinement for 4 months as part of increased pressure on him. His house has also been taken over upon the order of Khamenei's office.

Sunni Prisoners in danger
Reports on November 30 indicate that the state of political prisoners in Qezel Hessar prison who were on their 20th day of hunger strike has become critical. They are Sunni Muslims, a religious minority in Iran. At least two of them have suffered from stomach bleeding.
 
Sincerely,
 
ISDCI News Team
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