- Public parks are becoming gender-specific
- Walkways separated by wall
- Ahmadreza Jalali, beaten in prison, his life in danger
- Maryam Karimbeigi suspended from university
- Unaffordable monthly installments for underserved families to purchase house
- Air pollution in Ahvaz and other metropolitan areas
- COVID-19 flares up again
1Men are banned from 100s of parks!
According to a member of Tehran City Council, men will be banned from more than 200 of public parks in the capital. Aghamiri “believes” men’s presence in some parks “is not expedient to women!”
2Men-Women Walkways and Park!
Men and women are separated by walls in Bojnord! The City Council Member downplayed separating men from women in Afarinesh Park, saying, “It’s not a big deal.” He claimed separation of genders on pedestrian bridge is due to “flood prevention!” However, Yazdani said, “we thought what better than this, let’s separate women and men. Because based on Islamic laws, it is not OK for men and women to be together!”
3Ahmadreza Jalali Beaten
The Swede-Iranian physician was beaten in the clinic of notorious Evin prison on April 4, 2022 after protesting the employees who had stolen his medicine. He’s cut off from calling his family and suffers from multiple medical conditions. He’s been sentenced to death for “spying for Israel” and has been in prison since April 2016.
4Maryam Karimbeigi Suspended
Sister of Mustafa Karimbeigi, one of the 2009 protests victims, has been suspended from university after her mom, Shahnaz Akmali, was arrested and their house raided by the Islamic Republic oppressive forces in March. Ms. Karimbeigi was interrogated by the MOIS at the time.
5Unaffordable Installments for “Affordable Housing!”
Ebrahim Raisi’s administration had promised to offer poor families an affordable mortgage option, and had claimed they can reach their dream by paying 3-5million Toman a month. However, last night, an official from the Construction Company of New Cities announced 10-15 million a month payments. An amount unaffordable for most people.
6Sand Storm Shuts Down Cities
Ahvaz and other cities in Khuzestan have been suffering from sand storms in summer for years. However, spring sand storms is considered unusual. The storm has closed down cities across the province and other metropolitan areas. The air quality is considered dangerous for all age groups.
7New strain of coronavirus and surging cases
While WHO is concerned about the new “XE” strain, Omicron continues spreading across Iran. Bushehr announces another surge in COVID-19 cases in the province. Mashhad officials suggest the government shorten the school hours since only 20% of elementary students have received a dose of vaccines! Dr. Souri, an epidemiologist, criticizes the “coloring system” once again and demanded officials to act “wiser” than before.