By Jubin Katiraie
Iranian border guards have shot dead 21 kolbars in the past five months in western Iran, so Iranian Twitter users have been protesting with the hashtag #كولبر_نكشيد (do not kill kolbars), which became Iran’s top trending topic on Twitter on Sunday.
By Pooya Stone
In his unprecedented remarks on July 18, the Iranian regime’s President Hassan Rouhani admitted that nearly 25 million citizens have been infected with the novel coronavirus and that 30-35 million others are exposed to the virus.
While the coronavirus is raging in Iran, many facts reported by the people and government officials show the authorities’ inaction in fighting the coronavirus and helping the people to overpass this crisis.
Following the November 2019 nationwide protests and the Iranian regime’s bloody crackdown on hundreds of thousands of citizens who merely complained about gasoline price hikes, the gap between the society and the ruling system became visible more than ever before.
Nutrition is one of the main indicators of economic and living conditions in all countries.
Local officials in Sarpol Zahab, Kermanshah, have ordered survivors of the November 2017 earthquake to leave their makeshift homes by Friday, July 24, with the mayor telling them that they are breaking the law by putting up these temporary homes.
According to the Statistics Center of Iran, the area of Iran's forests in 1900 was about 19 million hectares, but this figure decreased to 14.4 million hectares by 2012, and in 2015 Iran's forest areas shrunk to 10.7 million hectares and were destroyed by 43%.
A major explosion shook northern Tehran on Tuesday evening, killing 19 people and injuring 14, as black smoke filled the air. Of those who died, 16 were women and three were men.
Unprecedented floods in impoverished regions of Iran have killed four, displaced thousands, and caused severe damages to cities and villages in Sistan Baluchestan, Hormozgan and Kerman provinces.
By Jubin Katiraie
Definition of health
Health underlies the economic activities and social progress of a nation. The health of society depends on the observance of health principles.
With the arrival of summer and rising temperatures, water consumption will undoubtedly increase dramatically. Now, despite the problem of water shortages that Iran is facing, the situation of the people of the country will be critical.
Because of the Iranian government’s lack of support for workers, these hard-working strata are forced to go to work during the coronavirus outbreak. This is endangering them and their families to be infected with coronavirus and facing death.
In the capital of Iran, Tehran, there exist 50 worn-out and dilapidated hospitals, all of which are more than 50 and sometimes 80 years old - a hospital that could become the cemetery of its medical staff who work in these buildings.
The tankers smell of gasoline. Most of them arrived from Tehran, Mashhad, and other cities. Driving on the dangerous streets to arrive Zahedan and Iranshahr.
Like any other strata in Iran’s society, the retirees are oppressed, and their rights are neglected too. The first injustice is about their payment, which is not even reaching the minimum costs of their livelihood and is several times lower than the poverty line.
By Pooya stone
After 40 days of parliament’s closure in Iran, on Tuesday, 7 April, in the first meeting of the deputies, which was presided due to the parliament speaker Ali Larijani's illness with the coronavirus, by the deputy speaker of the parliament, Massoud Pezeshkian.
The suicide rate among Iran’s deprived people in 2019 and 2020 has risen so sharply that the state-run Jahan Sanat daily on 13 June wrote: “The number of suicides in the first quarter of 2020 has increased significantly and it has even changed in its nature and quality compared to the same period last year.
The Iranian Ministry of Health has been pushed into the spotlight recently because of the coronavirus’ rapid spread in the country, coupled with a severe shortage of drugs and medical equipment.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani announced on Sunday that the Health Ministry has named roughly 127 cities that are supposedly virus-free (white) where religious sites will reopen in early May (mid-Ramadan).
A war veteran lit himself on fire on Monday in protest to not receiving the loan he requested from the Foundation of Martyrs & Veterans Affairs in western Iran.
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