NCRI - Al Arabiya television reported on Monday, January 9: “The Iranian regime’s security forces have transferred political prisoner Ali Moezzi, a supporter of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI / MEK), from Gohardasht Prison to an unknown location and there is no news about his condition and whereabouts. According to international human rights organizations and the families of this political prisoner, it is feared that Mr. Moezzi is being tortured and even killed.”
NCRI - Following the United Nations fourth resolution condemning Iran regime for the 1988 massacre of 30,000 political prisoners in Iran, Hashemi Rafsanjani said: “These claimed executions are just rumors for propaganda purposes.”
Iran after Rafsanjani
Dying at the age of 82 from a heart attack on Sunday, former Iranian president Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani had a long record of guiding the regime’s lethal measures domestically and abroad, including suicide bombings and eliminating exiled dissidents. Such an image is far from the “moderate” that Western media found in him. Wrote Amir Basiri in the ‘American Thinker’ on January 10, 2017, the article continues as follows.
On Jan. 4, the reports came from within Gohardasht Prison, near the Iranian capital Tehran, that activist and political prisoner Ali Moezzi, still behind bars despite completing his term, had disappeared. Wrote Dr Ali Safavi a member of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the National Council of Resistance of Iran and president of the Near East Policy Research, in ‘The Hill’ on January 9, 2017, the article continues as follows.
Press release- Brussels- Friends of a Free Iran in European Parliament - 6 January 2017
Iranian dissidents are expressing deep concerns about the fate of Mr Ali Moezi, 65, a prominent political prisoner who disappeared in prison this week after authorities suspiciously transferred him to an unknown location.
He is a supporter of the main opposition, People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI) and has been serving a sentence in Gohardasht Prison in the city of Karaj, west of the capital Tehran. On Wednesday 4 January he was transferred from the prison to an unknown location and there is no information of his whereabouts ever since.
The main takeaway from Iran’s 'grave sleepers' phenomenon
The regime in Tehran is completely unstable, and any entity evaluating the possibility of investing in Iran is highly advised to take a step back and think twice, concluded in article On January 5, 2017 Shahriar Kia a political analyst and member of Iranian opposition (PMOI/MEK). The following is the full text of this article.
NCRI - On Tuesday, January 3, protesting a five-month delay in the payment of their salaries. Workers at the “Glassbid factory” in Arak in North Central Iran went on strike.
The “Glassbid Company” is the first producer of grain paint in Iran, which is used in painting traffic and pedestrian lines and walkways.
Repeated factory closures, resulting in the workers becoming jobless, mandatory leaves of absence, continuously delayed salaries, a backlog of products, have all created a crisis situation for the factory, which has paralyzed the workers, according to some of them.
NCRI - After 72 days of hunger strike by Arash Sadeghi and additional strikes by other political prisoners and the wave of domestic and international supports, Iran regime was forced to release his wife Golrokh Ebrahimi on bail of 500 million toman (125000 dollars). Arash Sadeghi had a short meeting with his wife before her releae.
Arash Sadeghi said to his wife after achieving his goal, now he will put an end to his hunger strike. He was seventy two days in strike and despite serious health conditions and being on the verge of death he was not willing to break the strike.
Arash Sadeghi, political prisoner incarcerated in Ward 8 of the Evin Prison, is in the 70th day of his hunger strike. His health is badly deteriorating and he is in critical conditions.
In the morning of Sunday, January 1, 2017, he went unconscious due to vomiting of large amount of blood and kept having frequent seizures. His body is dehydrated. His kidneys have suffered serious damage and he is jeopardized by adhesion and hemorrhage of the stomach.
NCRI - According to IRNA state news agency, the results of a workforce survey provided by regime’s bureau of statistics in summer of 2016 shows that unemployment rate among young women in 15 provinces is 47.3 percent.
Theses provinces are: Ardebil, Isfahan, Alborz, Ilam, Tehran, Chaharmahal & Bakhtiari, Khuzestan, Fars, Kordestan, Kermanshah, Kerman, Golestan, Gilan, Mazandaran and Yazd.