Iran: Widespread Workers Protests in Khuzestan

The protest of hundreds of workers of Iran National Steel Industries in Ahvaz, Khuzestan continued on February 28th for its eighteenth day in front of the governor’s office. They are protesting non-payment of their salary and benefits for five months as well as the uncertain future of their job and factory situation.

Ali Moezzi

Iranian Resistance calls on all international human rights authorities, especially the High Commissioner for Human Rights and the Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights Situation in Iran, and the Special Rapporteur on Arbitrary Arrests, to take immediate and effective measures to secure the release of political prisoner, Mr. Ali Moezzi.

Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran

This morning, February 28th, thousands of retirees demonstrated in front of the regime’s parliament to protest the dire situation of their livelihoods. Teachers, nurses and other retired employees, who, in addition to Tehran and Alborz provinces had come from Khuzestan, Khorasan, North Khorasan, Gilan, Mazandaran, Isfahan and Markazi provinces chanted:

Nizar Zakka

A Washington-based lawyer for a U.S. permanent resident imprisoned in Iran by IRGC has called him as a "hostage."

Jason Poblete said in a statement on Thursday that Iranian accusations that Nizar Zakka confessed to authorities are "completely false." AP, reported on February 23, 2017.

A semi-official Iranian news agency on Wednesday published comments from a Revolutionary Guard commander saying Zakka confessed to trying to "encourage corruption" in Iranian society.

Looming Environmental Catastrophe in Oil Rich Khuzestan Province

NCRI - The state-run ‘Mardom Salari’ in its February 16th editorial said Iranian regime officials have executed various plans to reroute river waters, excessive dam construction and fast exploitation of oil wells at very low costs, resulting in the destruction of important ponds in Khuzestan Province, southwest Iran. This has rendered an environmental catastrophe endangering the locals’ wellbeing and lifestyle.

 Ms. Roghayeh (Mina) Azizi Mirmahaleh

The Iranian Resistance strongly condemns the arrest and deportation order of Ms. Roghayeh (Mina) Azizi Mirmahaleh, an Iranian asylum seeker in Montreal, Canada, and calls on the Parliament, political parties, and refugee and human rights organizations in Canada to take immediate and effective measures to prevent the expulsion or extradition of this Iranian dissident.

 planning to collect the children of labor off the streets.

NCRI - Despite repeated failures, the Iranian regime’s State Security Forces (police) and other state-run institutions once again are planning to collect the children of labor off the streets.

The implementation of the plan has made authorities in Tehran to try to present reasons for the past failures rather than addressing the roots of the problem which had begun to appear in Iran since the inception of the clerical regime in Iran.

Iran:  Prisoners Executed

Nine prisoners on death row, three verdicts for hand amputation

The mullahs' regime's henchmen sent 10 inmates to the gallows in Qum and Zabol on February 13. One of them was executed while his appeal had been sent to the regime's judiciary. Also, three other prisoners, 29 and 30 years old, were executed in Jiroft and Mashhad prisons on February 11 and 12.