These from our friends in Iran. The Iranian economy continues to suffer under the sanctions.
August 23, 2010. In Gorgan (the northern city of Iran), people suffer from shortage of fuel, queue to get fuel and gas, expensive goods and economical problems. One of Gorgan residents says: “my car uses two kinds of fuel but the queue are more than 2 kilometers and gasoline is not enough. I am more than evolved with my living problems like paying the bills and loans, which I don’t feel that how days are passing. This is only my situation who I have about 300$ income by working hard in a private company.
The mullahocracy continues to fail.
23 August 2010. A ranking member of the Iranian regime’s Majlis (Parliament) confirmed on Sunday that the mullahs’ Supreme Leader has been discredited among the various factions, adding that some are refusing to comply with his views. According to the state-run Fars news agency, Mohammad Dehqan, a member of the presiding board of Majlis, said there are some who want to remain in the establishment yet refuse to follow the orders of the regime’s Supreme Leader, Ali Khamenei, and thus are harming the entire system. The deliberate refusal on the part of officials to align themselves with the views of the mullahs’ Supreme Leader means that they have rejected the entire establishment, Dehqan said, adding, “These kinds of people are occupying their positions illegitimately and their salaries are not permitted in accordance with Sharia.” Dehqan added, “Currently, the fundamentalist faction must first and foremost think of unity among officials, the three branches of government and the people. Those who disregard the need for unity would be dealing irreparable blows to the country.”
No cruising during Ramadan.
23 August 2010. The Mullahs regime in order to increase the repression have setup of control points in squares and central shopping areas and they stop the youth’s cars and after getting the cars papers and documents, they transfer the cars to Police parking and they take the drivers to police stations. Some of the reasons for arresting them are model of the hair, radio voice, ladies veil, eating or drinking. Some of these investigation stations can be seen in west of Tehran in Ponak square and Sattarkhan. This plot has increased more hate from the people toward the regime.
Another example of rule by terror.
Aug. 22, 2010. According to reports, political prisoner Arjang Davoudi is on his 39th day of hunger strike and in critical health. He is in danger of death. He is suffering from low blood pressure, and general weakness. He is almost unable to move and does his personal tasks with the help of other prisoners and he cannot stand and his vision has been impaired to a very high degree. He has also lost more than 15 kilograms and is also suffering from headaches and dizzy spells. Davoudi has been deprived of treatment and has not been taken to the infirmary for close to 3 weeks.
All the evidence shows that interrogators of the Intelligence Agency and the heads of Gohardasht Prison in Karaj intend to physically eliminate this political prisoner. Decisions about political prisoners are made by Khamenei and announced to the Intelligence Agency via his office. Intelligence agents then give the orders to the heads of prison to carry out the inhumane measures against prisoners.
Political prisoner Arjang Davoudi, who is currently jailed in cell block 3 known as the Worker’s Cell, went on a hunger strike on July 14 in protest to prison conditions and inhumane limitations. Davoudi has demanded his minimum rights like ending the visitation and telephone ban to his family, medical treatment for his physical condition, and ending the (illegal) seizure of his home which has made his family homeless. He has also demanded that his complaint against the head of Gohardasht Prison, Ali Haj Kazem, be dealt with.
Another example of islamic tolerance.
Aug. 21, 2010. Security and intelligence forces in the Eastern Azarbaijan province threaten Christians in this province by prosecution, summoning and interrogation. According to reports, in one of the last measure by security forces on Wednesday July 28, four agents of the Intelligence Agency went to the home of converted Christian Jamal Zarin Kamari, after showing a search warrant from the Ministry. These agents confiscated his personal belongings while Zarin Karimi and his wife were out of the house. On their way out of the house with the confiscated belongings, they gave a summons without a stamp and signature issued by the Tabriz Intelligence Agency to Jamal and told him he had to go the address on the summons on August 1.
Before this, two newly converted Christians in Tabriz were accused of participating in Christian ceremonies in home churches, teaching Christian sacraments to Muslims who have converted to Christianity, attempting to baptize converted Christians and establishing and cooperation in the establishment of home churches. Initially a 200 million toman bail was set for the release of these Azeri Christians by the Tabriz Islamic Revolutionary Court but since they could not afford such a bail, they were temporarily released after the bail was lowered by the Revolutionary Court.