MEK: Protests Continue in Iran in 2021
The National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) and the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI / MEK Iran), reported that on the last day of 2020, the Iranian people from different walks of life continued their protests against the regime’s mismanagement, corruption, and nepotism. They continued to stand up for their human rights by expressing their anger against the plundering and profiteering by the regime.
Orchardists rally in Isfahan
On January 1st MEK supporters from the city of Isfahan reported that the orchardists in eastern Isfahan held a rally in front of members of the Parliament (Majlis)’s bureaus. Their main protest was the regime’s executive order for destroying garden sheds which the regime has planned to destroy.
Farmers and orchardists have constructed these places on their own properties due to necessity but unfortunately, officials said they were illegal and had them destroyed. Meanwhile, nothing had been done to help resolve the farmers’ and orchardists’ water shortages.
Locals Protest Reopening of Ski Slope
Also, MEK supporters from the city of Tehran reported that some local people in Darbandsar and Shemshak districts held a rally, protesting the reopening of a ski slope in their area. They collected in front of Shemshak and Darbandsar City Council to complain about the officials’ recent decision. It seems this ski slope had been reopened despite warnings from health professionals about the pandemic peak. It seems that despite the possible effect on the people a Shenshak council official said they had no right to complain and should have sought permission.
Locals Protest Due to No Water and Electricity
For 5 days, residents of Terminal Jadid and 14 Massoum towns haven’t had any access to water or electricity so they have now created roadblocks to protest their situation.
Rally of Kousar Hospital Nurses
MEK supporters from the city of Shiraz reported that nurses of Kousar hospital held a rally demanding they be paid wages owed to them. In recent weeks, nurses and medical staff took time off work to protect their basic rights, including delays in the payment of salaries, arrears owed, job security, and an end to discrimination.
Contract teachers’ protests
MEK supporters from the city of Kerman reported that some contract teachers in Rigan County held a rally, protesting to officials regarding the dismissal of their colleagues. They said officials were using systematic discrimination and injustice at the local education department. During their rally, teachers presented placards that read, “Justice, justice, remove discrimination between forces,” and “We want to return to the schools.”
An Iranian law professor, Ali Saber Toulaei, bluntly warns authorities about the consequences of using oppressive measures by saying, “If we don’t let people protest, they will overrun this regime.”
The National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) and the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI / MEK Iran), say the death from COVID-19 is reached about 200,000 but, despite this, Iranian officials put profits before people when deciding to open ski premises. Meanwhile, the regime hasn’t even bothered to order the best COVID 19 vaccines despite their availability.
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