By Iran Probe Staff
Monday, 16 February 2018
Attacking sugar cane workers and arresting a large number of them
On February 4, after 5 days of the strike of the workers of the Haft Tapeh sugar cane complex in city of Shush in Khuzestan Province, special anti-riot guard, dispatched from Ahvaz, attacked the workers on strike and arrested dozens of them. The guards transferred the detainees to the Haft Tapeh Station of the security forces and then to the justice department of the city of Shush.
People rally against Khamenei In Rasht
On Thursday night Feb 1, hundreds of people and youth rallied against the government in the city of Rasht, near Caspian Sea. They shouted, “Death to Khamenei. Khamenei shame on you, let go the country”. Security forces used tear gas but people did not disperse.
People set fire on a NAJA trailer in Sanandaj
Thursday Feb 1, clashes broke out between people and the government supressing forces in Sanandaj, in Iran’s Kurdistan. People and the youth set ablaze a caravan belonging to NAJA (security forces). The regime has also jammed the city’s internet.
The regime’s forces have arrested, at least. six political and civil rights activists in Tehran
Responding to reports that at least six young human rights defenders, including Shima Babaei and her husband Dariush Zand, Saeed Eghbali, Leila Farjami, Mahmoud Masoumi and Behnam Mousivand have been detained in coordinated arrests across Iran on 1 February, Magdalena Mughrabi, Deputy Middle East and North Africa Director at Amnesty International said:
“These human rights defenders must be released immediately and unconditionally – they have committed no crime and have been arrested purely because of their human rights work. We are extremely concerned that these individuals are now at risk of torture or other ill-treatment.
Siege on the office of Friday prayer Leader
On Thursday, Feb. 1, forces of IRGC and the Besiege surrounded the office of the Friday Prayer Leader in Twiserkan, west of Iran. They feared people’s uprising and assault on the building.
Hunger strike in prison
Atena Daemi and Golrokh Iraii, two woman political prisoners, have announced their decision to go on hunger strike if they are not returned to their former prison by Feb. 3.
Protest gathering in Isfahan
On Thursday Feb 1, more than 100 anti-government protestors gathered at Khajoo Bridge, in Isfahan. They shouted, “Death to Dictator”. Suppressive forces attacked and dispersed the crowd, but scattered demonstrations continued through the night. Some other protestors also gathered at Palestine Square.
Protestors in Sanandaj shout “ Death to Dictators”
On Thursday afternoon, Feb 1, a group of people gathered in Enghelab square, Azadi square and Khomeini square in the western city of Sanandaj, shouting “Death to Dictator”
Tearing off regime’s banners in Tehran
On Wednesday Jan 31 in some areas of Tehran people tore off banners relation to the anniversary of Khomeini’s arrival to Tehran in 1978.
On Thursday, Feb 1, workers in Aryan steal factory in the city of Qazvin, north of Tehran, rallied to protest the unlawfully layoff of 500 of their fellow workers and also the extortion of the local tax office.