Iran: Sharp Increase in Number of Drug Addicts and Regular Users

28 June 2017

Figures indicate that the number of people addicted to drugs in Iran has doubled in the past six years. 

State media announced last weekend that opium is the most popular drug among users. 

A spokesman for the Drug Control Organization, Parviz Afshar, quoting figures from a state-run news agency, said that there are around 2.8 million drug addicts in the country aged between 15 and 65.

Iran: Number of People Addicted to Drugs Rises Dramatically

27 June 2017

The Islamic Republic of Iran is home to almost three million drug users according to the country’s Drug Control Organisation. 

State media reports say that there are around 2.8 million people in a country of 80 million that use drugs on a regular basis. Six years ago, this figure was 1.3 million – more than half the current number.

MEPs Call for Iran to Be Brought to Justice for Crimes Against Humanity and Human Rights Abuses

27 June 2017

A large number of members of European parliament released a statement regarding Iran’s abuse of human rights. The 265 MEPs said that they condemned Iran’s disregard for human rights and called for an inquiry to be commissioned so that the 1988 massacre in which more than 30,000 political prisoners were executed can be investigated. They also want to see those responsible for this crime against humanity face justice and stand before the International Court of Justice.

Unemployment Crisis Continues in Iran

19 June 2017

The real unemployment rate is several times higher than what has been officially announced, and it’s not going to decrease in the near future, according to former head of Tehran Economics University.

The regime’s labor minister also earlier announced that the country’s unemployment rate will not decrease in the next few years.

Dozens Faced Flogging for Eating Food in Public During Ramadan

15 June 2017

In Iranian town Qazvin around twenty people have been flogged for eating and/or drinking in public during the fasting time of Ramadan.  

On top of these twenty people that were flogged, there were also dozens of dossiers set up for the same activity, according to state media reports.

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