Society
Wednesday June 28, 2017

Iran: 79% of Southern Town Residents Lack Drinking Water

79% of the 283,000 people living in the city of Chabahar in southern Iran are deprived of piped drinking water in their homes, according to city official Ayoub Darvishi of the Chabahar.

“400 villages around this city lack piping, and drinking water is provided through tankers and in rations. Each resident has a ration of 15 liters of water per day,” he explained.

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Iran: Academics vetted for ideological commitment

Reza Parchizadeh, a political theorist and analyst, has written an article for The Algemeiner regarding measures by Iran to vet university candidates. He explains that in another attempt to oppress the intellectuals in Iran, the regime will vet master’s and doctoral candidates to make sure that they have a genuine “commitment” to the ideological values of the Islamist regime.

If the candidate fails the vetting process, regardless of their scholarly or research skills and background, they will be barred from continuing their higher education.

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Iran: Children and Fetuses Are Auctioned in the Streets!

The Iranian  newspaper, Noavaran,  published a report on October 31, which read, “…in the country’s economic and social mess and among strange, uncomfortable ads on selling kidneys and other things seen on the corner of the streets, hospitals and clinics, there has also been a new, more exotic ad in recent years and that is selling fetus in the womb.”

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Iran: One of the Unhappiest Countries in the World

The National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) reported that on Wednesday 2nd November the head of the Iranian regime’s Social Workers Association said that Iran, under the mullahs’ rule, is the second saddest country in the world after Iraq. 

Hassan Mousavi Chalak said that information from international organisations regarding average statistics on social happiness shows that the people of Iran are generally not happy. He said: “Among 185 countries, Iran is ranked 105, and regarding the world’s unhappiest countries, Iran is at the bottom of the list behind Iraq. We are the second saddest country in the world after Iraq.”

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Iran: water shortage crisis

The Director of the Iranian Regime’s Water Resources Management has called the country’s Underground Water Crisis “Disastrous".

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Corruption in Iran sends school children to study in animal shelter

Conditions for Iranian school children have been described as worrying and shameful by a member of parliament in Iran.

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Iran: Fundamentalist regime destroys 100,000 satellite dishes in crackdown

On Sunday the Iranian regime destroyed more than 100,000 satellite dishes and receivers according to an article published by the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI). This is the latest in the regime’s “widespread crackdown against the banned devices”.

“The destruction ceremony took place in Tehran in the presence of General Mohammad Reza Naghdi, head of the Iranian regime’s Basij militia, who warned of the impact that satellite television was having in society.” He said that most satellite channels “deviate the society’s morality and culture”. He added that he believed that televisions cause more divorce, addiction and insecurity in society.

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80 percent of Iran affected by drought

Over three quarters of Iran is expected to face drought according to the regime’s officials and state media. This is despite the heavy rainfall being experienced in several areas of the country.

The head of the National Drought Warning and Monitoring Center at the Iran Meteorological Organization (IRIMO), Shahrokh Fateh, told the state-run ISNA news agency on 6th May that short term rainfalls will have no change on the state of underground water.

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Iran opposition group: Expel Rouhani from the UN

The main Iranian opposition coalition, the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), has strongly condemned the presence of Hassan Rouhani, President of the religious fascism ruling Iran, in New York and at the United Nations General Assembly. The NCRI said on Sunday in a statement that Rouhani is among the most senior officials involved in the production of the nuclear bomb, 120,000 political executions, and warmongering and slaughter in the region. This regime does not represent the Iranian people and its leaders, from whatever faction, should face justice for crimes against humanity in Iran. Iran’s seat at the United Nations should be given to its people and their legitimate resistance.

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Patrick Kennedy: US must support democracy in Iran

Here's an excellent argument by former U.S. Rep. Patrick Kennedy, a Democrat, on the Iran nuclear deal and the need for the Obama administration to focus on supporting democracy in Iran. Mr. Kennedy's article appeared in the Chicago Tribune on Monday:

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