Iranian intelligence tried to lure Israelis abroad to harm or abduct them, a joint operation conducted by the Shin Bet (Israel Security Service) and Mossad revealed on Monday.
In recent months, the Iranian people have dramatically increased their protests against their theocratic rulers across the country. They flagrantly announce their disappointment over officials’ mismanagement, corruption, and hazardous decisions. “We have reached the end of the line” citizens from different classes commonly say in various cities and towns.
Thirty-one women and men were arrested at a private party in a coffee shop in the southwestern Iranian city of Mahshahr, judicial authorities announced on April 10.
Amnesty International released its annual report on Wednesday, April 7, with a section on human rights abuses in Iran. In this report, with a sharp criticism of the human rights situation in Iran, it announced that the Iranian government in 2020 was increasingly using executions as a tool for political suppression of protesters and opponents and members of the minorities.
On April 2, Behrouz Mohebbi, a member of the regime’s parliament, referred to 30 to 40 percent of school dropouts in Iran. According to Mohebbi, one of the reasons for dropout among students is “missing proper infrastructure for students to use software and internet to continue their education online.” Thus, students in many provinces should drop out of school.
Iran’s economic experts and analysts who have access to state-run media are speaking about the failures, bitterness, and inaccuracies that plague a nation in its economy, and looking for the ‘one’ major problem, each with its own perspective and expertise.
On this year’s World Health Day, which has the theme of “building a fairer, healthier world for everyone”, the World Health Organization called for immediate action to eliminate health inequities that have become more striking throughout the pandemic.
Iran’s supreme leader Ali Khamenei on March 21, 2021 on Iran’s economy: “Right now, according to world-renowned economists who are experts at the World Bank, they say that Iran’s economy is ranked 18th among the world’s top economies.”
In the past days, dozens of Baha’i citizens have been detained or summoned to begin their prison terms over their religious faith. Some have been harassed by the state security forces who raided and searched their homes.
In the weeks leading up to the Presidential election in Iran, political rivalries have severely intensified. To gain political privileges and public acceptance, officials speak about untold stories like the bloody crackdown on defenseless protesters in November 2019.
The families of two Austrian citizens currently imprisoned in Iran have written an open letter to the Austrian foreign minister Alexander Schallenberg demanding he does more to try and secure their release.