The National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) has reported that 11 young prisoners have been executed by Iran’s fundamentalist regime on Wednesday. The prisoners are said to have been in their twenties, including one who is believed to have been a minor at the time of the alleged offence. This news comes after three prisoners were executed on Tuesday.
Ahmad Jannati, “a notorious cleric who is among the closest confidants of the mullahs’ Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei”, has been appointed the head of the Iranian regime's new Assembly of Experts, according to a report by the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI). He was selected by the assembly with 51 out of 88 votes, according to state media.
Sean Coughlan, an education correspondent for the BBC has written a report about the Iranian regime’s intensifying campaign of harassment and imprisonment against teachers’ union representatives.
He points of that Hashem Khastar, a teachers’ union leader from Mashhad who has been jailed three times, has confirmed that “there have been hunger strikes staged by teachers in protest against jailings and the denial of human rights”.
A so-called economic expert of the mullahs’ regime, Gholamreza Kiamehr, has admitted that an average family of four in Tehran on an income of under 35 million Rials (US $1150) would be considered to be living below the poverty line.
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