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NCRI - A high level state Mullah, close to Iranian regime's Supreme Leader, Ali Khamenei, admitted the regime defeat in preventing the use of cyberspace and social media by young people, saying that the solution for cyberspace is not filtering.The Mullah who was speaking in Mashhad on 17 August 2009, added: “We have repeatedly referred to the authorities and talked about it, and we believe that the solution to the problems of cyberspace is not filtering,

NCRI - Workers' Syndicate of the Tehran and Suburbs Bus Company said on Wednesday, 16 August 2017 that Reza Shahabi, an imprisoned member of this labour union was on hunger strike in Rajaei Shahr (Gohardssht) prison in Karaj.A report published on the Telegram page of the syndicate indicates that Mr. Shahabi has started his hunger strike eight days ago. A close friend of this labour activist also confirmed his hunger strike in a conversation with Radio Farda.

NCRI - On Saturday morning, August 12, 2017, a Qom (Southwest of Tehran) municipality contractor, who, after months of trying was unable to recover his unpaid fees, self-immolated himself in front of the municipality and died Saturday night due to his burns.Fereidoun Abedini, head of the Isfahan Burn Center, said on Monday, August 14, told the Fars government news agency that the individual (Sheikh Alizadeh) had died on Sunday evening,

The U.S. and allied nations should sanction Iran for its persecution of religious minorities. The Iranian government continues to persecute religious minorities, including groups supposedly given special recognition by the country’s constitution: Jews, Christians, and Zoroastrians. According to the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom’s (USCIRF) annual report for 2017,

TEHRAN, Iran, Aug 13, 2017 – Iranian regime parliament has voted to reduce the death penalty for certain drug violations.According to the semi-official ISNA news agency a majority of lawmakers voted Sunday to amend the law so that only major drug dealers, armed dealers and those convicted of smuggling more than 50 kilograms (110 pounds) of opium or two kilograms of heroin would face the death penalty.

women employees to comply with the hijab and mandatory veiling by sending a letter to all government agencies and companies threatening the offenders with judicial prosecution.According to the state-run Damadam website, on August 12, 2017, Sadeghi Niyaraki, prosecutor of Qazvin, said in his letter: “In case a report by the enforcement officials or retentive officers is received and non-compliance with the law is noticed,

 

Iran - Tehran, The great Azadi Stadium, people chanting against Iran regime's plain - clothes security force called Basij screaming: “Shame on you Basiji, get out of the Stadium".During the football match between 'Perspolis' and ' Naft' teams in Azadi Stadium on August 10, 2017 youths were united against Basij repressive forces chanting:” Death to Basiji" and " " Shame on you Basiji, get out of the Stadium".

NCRI - With the closure of the Asal (honey) ice cream factory in the city of Sanandaj, in Kurdistan province, 120 workers of this old factory were unemployed. The employer says: “The facilities that were promised to us were not paid.”The state-run ILNA news agency reports that the ice cream factory “Honey of Kurdistan” has been closed for months, and workers are unemployed for nearly five months.

A report about the status of under-employed female students by state-run ILNA News on August 9, 2017, reads:

"Shahindokht is a twenty- something-year-old girl who works in a clothing store. She does not allow us to take a photo of her and the workplace or name her store in our report because she is afraid of losing her so-called job. She pictures the status of employed women by talking about her situation, ‘I faced terrible financial situation during the senior year.

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- Extensive fire in forest areas West of Iran was extinguished on the fifth day by the help of local residents and environmental activists and safety guards. The widespread fire in the forest areas of Kuh Shahu (Shahu Mountain), suburb of Kamyaran city of Kurdistan province, has caused more than 400 hectares of damage.