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.

According to the reports, the agents of Ardabil prison punished the Balochi political prisoner, Saber Malek Raeesi by keeping him outdoors and in the sub-zero temperature of Ardabil. The agents are punishing him harshly while the political prisoner is on hunger strike.

NCRI - Hossein Sadeghi, father of political prisoner Arash Sadeghi, staged hunger strike to support his son. Mr. Sadeghi said: “My son Arash in his 67th day of hunger strike is experiencing moment to moment struggle with death. On Monday, December 26, Arash was urgently transferred to Taleghani hospital in Tehran due to his deteriorating health condition and underwent medical examination.

NCRI - Individuals from Aleppo, Syria, held an online Q&A using social media to highlight the situation in Aleppo. The sponsor for this event was iranfreedom.org. The panelists included Dr. Zaher Sahoul, a Syrian American physician, past president of SAMS and founder of American Relief Coalition for Syria; Abdulkari Alhamdo, an English teacher and activist; and Bana Alabed and Fatemah, a 7-year-old girl who tweeted about the harrowing situation in Aleppo and her mother.

NCRI - One Homeless: “Officers came this morning, beat us up, took our belongings, kicked us out and left.”

Following the rise of social turbulence regarding the shocking phenomenon of homeless “Sleeping in Graves” in http://ncr-iran.org/en/news/society/21822-iran-rouhani-s-demagogic-and-cruel-approach-toward-homeless-grave-sleepersthe cold season, the Iranian regime’s president Hassan Rouhani tried to evade accountability and justify the situation by stating,

NCRI - The latest news about Arash Sadeghi on the 66th day of hunger strike; the danger of stroke and coma

The political prisoner of ward 8, Arash Sadeghi was transferred to the infirmary last night due to hypotension (60 over 80), heart palpitations, asthma and coughing up blood. They connected the oxygen mask and its source to him and returned him to the ward.

NCRI - According to a report by the state-run Fars news agency affiliated to the Iran regime’s Revolutionary Guards (IRGC), 25 people including an actor and an author of satirical programs were arrested in Tehran after the police and security forces raided a party in the capital city.