Iran news in brief, August 27, 2019

Iran’s Regime Hangs Another Woman Iran’s regime has hanged another woman in the north-eastern city of Mashhad. The unnamed woman was hanged at dawn on Sunday in the Central Prison of Mashhad, according to the state-run ROKNA news agency. She…

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Iran’s Regime Hangs Another Woman

Iran’s regime has hanged another woman in the north-eastern city of Mashhad.
The unnamed woman was hanged at dawn on Sunday in the Central Prison of Mashhad, according to the state-run ROKNA news agency.
She was the 94th woman executed in Iran since Hassan Rouhani took office as President.
The Women’s Committee of the National Council of Resistance of Iran condemned the execution of the 94th woman by the mullahs’ regime since she was a victim of misogynist laws and policies of the clerical regime and their destruction of the economy.
The NCRI Women’s Committee urged international organizations defending human rights and women’s rights to intervene and put an end to the death penalty in Iran.
Iran’s regime executed four women in the span of just eight days in July.

NCRI Blasts EU’s ‘Weak’ Iran Policy in Interview With Britain’s Express

Hossein Abedini, of the NCRI’s Foreign Affairs Committee has told Britain’s Express that the Iranian regime has been able to use dual national’s hostages as a “bargaining chip” to deal with the West thanks to the “weak” approach of the European Union against the rogue regime.
In an interview with the Express on Monday, Mr. Abedini said: “Whatever the regime says it’s not from a position of strength. If they saw robustness and if they saw a strong action, a unified action, they would retreat from their position. Our experience for many many years is that this regime has faced lots of crisis inside Iran.”
“It’s only a hollow threat but it’s, of course, a terrorist regime so the only way to deal with it is not to give it further concessions.”
“They should deal with it as strongly as they say. There are tactical measures that should be taken.”
“Especially putting the IRGC down on a terrorist list.”
European governments, unfortunately, have weak Iran policies that are “counterproductive,” Mr. Abedini said.
“It has only affected the regime to a degree to challenge its atrocities.”

Demonstrations and Protests by Retirees and Teachers

Hundreds of retirees staged a demonstration outside the Labor Ministry in Tehran on Monday. The protest was held despite the regime’s repressive measures. A number of protesters, especially those taking pictures and videos, were detained.
Enraged over low pensions and late payments, inflation, and high prices, the retirees carried placards which read, “They used Islam as a ladder [to enrich themselves], and impoverish the people,” “workers, teachers must not be jailed,” “leave Syria alone, think of us,” and “jailed teachers must be freed.”
The same day, a large number of teachers and retirees in Isfahan staged a demonstration. Their placards read, “livelihood, dignity, and health are our inalienable rights,” “we will not rest until we obtain our right,” “raise teachers’ wage above the poverty line,” “our enemy is right here, they lie when they say it’s America,” “leave Syria alone, think of us,” and “no theft, no humiliation, these are the nation’s chants.”
A short while later, the repressive forces attacked and assaulted the protesters, and arrested several of them.

Iran Regime Sentences 10 Sugarcane Workers to Lashes for Protests

Nine workers of the Haft Tappeh Sugarcane Factory in the Iranian city of Shush were sentenced to eight months in prison and 30 lashes each, state media reported.
The sentences were handed down by the 102nd Branch of the Shush Criminal Court.
The workers stood trial on August 14. They are prosecuted for attending a one-hour protest gathering on May 9 demanding their rights.
According to the Haft Tappeh Sugarcane Syndicate, one of the charges brought against the 10 workers is “Holding illegal gatherings to demand change of management and the release of Esmail Bakhshi”
The Syndicate also said that workers had been summoned for charges such as “publishing messages on the internet”.
Earlier, seven more of the complex’s workers were tried and sentenced. According to the Haft Tapeh workers independent social media channel, the judge sentenced each of the accused to eight months of a suspended prison sentence, and 30 lashes.
The Iranian regime does not recognize workers’ rights to organize even though they have months of unpaid wages and say that their basic demands have not been met.

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