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Sunday’s Iran Mini Report – Apr. 15, 2018

Published on 15 April 2018.

• Iran Bans Sale Of Foreign Currencies At Exchange Bureaus

Iran’s central bank has announced a ban on the sale of foreign currencies at exchange bureaus. Under new government guidelines, exchange bureaus no longer have the right to buy, sell, or transfer foreign currencies, and the central bank will no longer provide cash to the bureaus.

• Kermanshah storeowners protest

Bazzar storeowners and merchants in the province of Kermanshah and the city of Baneh of Kurdistan province went on strike on Sunday, April 15, 2018 to protest the increase in custom tariffs. They also protested against the closure of border roads and passes, which deprives them from importing goods and commodities from neighboring states and countries.

• Isfahan farmers protest throughout the night

On April 15, about a thousand farmers and people from Isfahan gathered at the Khoorasan Square at 8pm on Saturday night despite a heavy presence of security and plain clothes agents of the clerical regime ruling Iran. The demonstration covered an area from beginning of Abazar Ave. to Khoorasan Square.

• Two women were brutalized during farmers’ protest in Isfahan

Isfahan’s farmers continued their protests with women’s active participation on Saturday, April 14, 2018, in Khorasgan Square of this city, in central Iran.

Fearing the spread of protests, the State Security forces blocked Jay Ave. by placing curbstones and water cannons on the route.

• Atena Daemi reported in alarming physical condition

The physical condition of political prisoner Atena Daemi has been reported as alarming.

“After being transferred to Qarchak Prison, Atena (Daemi) has had various physical and nervous problems due to bad prison conditions and tremendous psychological pressure,” a source close to Daemi family announced on Friday, April 13, 2018.

The source added, “After a month, she is still suffering from cold. Her face is numb and the right side has become motionless. Her eyes are protruding and the numbness of her face is spreading to her throat. Her teeth and jaws have also become numb.”

According to this source, a neurologist has examined Ms. Daemi and diagnosed these symptoms as signs of Muscular Sclerosis (M.S.), which probably has been caused by sudden shocks, and nervous pressures of the recent past.

Ms. Daemi had been following up since January to receive a furlough for participating in her sister’s wedding on April 13, 2018, but she was not granted a leave because she had not remained silent during this period, and had protested and informed the public about her conditions.