Activities by Resistance Units Nationwide in Iran
During the first week of November, despite suppressive measures by Iran’s regime, Resistance Units hung and posted large banners carrying pictures of Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, the President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran, and Mr. Massoud Rajavi, as well as banners containing their messages in expressways and public locations in Tehran and in a number of cities.
Amnesty International Urges UN Member States to Condemn Rights Abuses in Iran
Amnesty International has called on the international community to publicly condemn the deterioration in Iran’s human rights record during the country’s review session at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva on Friday.
The organization urged states taking part in Iran’s Universal Periodic Review to denounce the widespread human rights violations and make concrete recommendations for the Iranian authorities to address them.
“From horrific execution rates, to the relentless persecution of human rights defenders, rampant discrimination against women and minorities, and ongoing crimes against humanity, the catalogue of appalling violations recorded in Iran reveals a sharp deterioration in its human rights record,” Amnesty International’s Middle East and North Africa Research and Advocacy Director, Philip Luther, said.
Secret High Rate of Suicides in Iran’s Western Province
In an interview with the state-run ILNA news agency, an Iranian regime sociologist said that officials refrained from announcing the high rate of suicides among residents of the western province of Ilam. Salar Kasraie said that women in the province had turned to committing suicide with pills and poison instead of self-immolations in a meeting on women in Ilam.
According to the state-run Khabar Online website, “suicide rates in Iran are increasing in an astonishing way.”
“From 2011 to 2015, suicide rates increased 66% amongst women and 71% amongst men”, Khabar online wrote.
Iran Regime’s Official: 20% of Tehran Families Are Slum Dwellers
Forty percent of families in Tehran live under the line of poverty in terms of housing and 20% are slum dwellers, a Tehran renovation official said.
The Director of the Tehran Urban Renovation Organization estimated that the population of slum dwellers would increase by 10% annually in comments carried by the state-run ISNA News Agency.
One of the reasons behind the increase in the rate of slum dwellers in Iran is growing poverty and unemployment due to the regime’s mismanagement and plundering of the national wealth.