- Zartosht Ahmadi-Ragheb’s life in danger
- Bakeries with traditional “barbari” bread closed during Ramadan because they “represent breakfast”
- Farmers gather in front of Isfahan’s Prosecutor Office
- Amin and Arman Ansarifar sentenced to prison
- Four women’s rights activists summoned to prison
- Iraq denies entry to Iranians who received “homegrown” COVID-19 vaccines
- COVID-19 cases on the rise across Iran
1Zartosht Ahmadi-Ragheb in Solitary Confinement
He has been transferred from Greater Tehran Prison to the notorious RajaiShahr prison in Karaj. He’s kept in solitary confinement. Aarsham Rezaei, Mehdi Meskinnavaz, and Reza MohammadHosseini went on hunger strike to protest Zartosht’s inhumane circumstances. Islamic Republic officials refuse to give Mr. Ahmadi-Ragheb medical care or send him to political prisoners’ ward. His life is in serious and imminent danger.
3Isfahan Farmers Gathering
Farmers protesting the “deserted Zayandeh Rud riverbed,” demanded the Prosecutor, former Governor of Isfahan and everybody responsible for the environmental disaster to be prosecuted. Last year, the peaceful Isfahan protests turned violent when Islamic Republic oppressive forces began torching farmers’ tents and shooting at people.
Farzad Ansarifar was killed by the regime forces during nationwide November 2019 protests. His sister, Farzaneh Ansarifar, his father, Amin and his brother Arman, have been vocal about his murder and demanding justice for their loved one. The Islamic Revolutionary Court in Mahshahr sentenced Amin and Arman Ansarifar to 3 months in prison and 5 years ban from traveling abroad. They were charged with “propaganda against the regime” by interviewing with Masih Alinejad and other Persian satellite news channels.
5Women’s Rights Activists Summoned
Nahid Shaghaghi, Akram Nasirian, Maryam Mohammadi and Esrin Dorkaleh have been summoned to Evin prison to serve their sentences for “propaganda against the regime,” “conspiracy to commit crime against national security,” and “committing a forbidden act through removing hijab”. Each of them has been sentenced to 4 years and 2 months in prison!
6Iraq Denies Entry to Iranian Vaccines
Iraq only accepts Sinovac, Sinopharm, Moderna, Pfizer, Johnson and AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines. COVIran Barekat and other vaccines “developed” by Islamic Republic companies have not received any international recognition or approval. None of them has published its results either.
7COVID-19 on the Rise
Gilan reported increasing hospitalization while Fars recorded rise in cases, hospitalizations and deaths. According to official data of the Islamic Republic Ministry of Health, which are discredited and undercounted since day 1, at least 3,519 tested positive in Iran in the past 24 hours while this number was 1,275 the day before! The same data indicate only 26,315,325 (31.32% of Iran population) have received 3 doses of COVID-19 vaccines, mainly Sinopharm and COVIran Barekat.