Iran’s Mothers for Peace gathered in protest in front of the United Nations offices in Tehran to condemn the Israeli attacks on Gaza.
Iran’s Mothers for Peace expressed affinity with the Palestinian mothers who have lost family members in the Israeli attacks. » read more
Jailed Iranian journalist Saba Azarpeyk attended the Revolutionary Court on Sunday and Monday, July 20 and 21. Eyewitnesses report that Azarpeyk appeared weak and showed serious weight loss. Azarpeyk has only been allowed to contact her family once since her arrest. » read more
The Iranian Parliament’s Education and Research Commission says 70 percent of teachers across the country are women and the profession needs to be balanced in terms of gender.
According to a report on ILNA, the commission expressed concern about the limited number of male teachers in the capital, stating that more men have to be hired in this profession. » read more
Many high-polluting industrial businesses have been working night shifts to get around environmental standards set by the Department of the Environment.
The head of the Iranian Centre for Climate and Weather says such businesses have been on the Environment Department’s blacklist for a long time for trying to avoid scrutiny by operating on national holidays and night shifts. » read more
Iran’s Centre for Statistics has announced a rise in the country’s unemployment rate. ISNA reports that the statistics indicate a 0.2-percent increase in unemployment.
The number of unemployed has gone from 2.4 million to more than 2.53 million, including 1.772 million men and almost 758,000 women. » read more
The European Union Council announced that it has approved extending the suspension of sanctions against Iran in view of the ongoing talks between Iran and the 5+1 representatives.
Nuclear talks came to a close last week with plans to resume in September. » read more
Jailed Iranian journalist Serajeddin Mirdamadi stood trial on Monday July 21 in Branch 15 the Revolutionary Court in Tehran.
Giti Pourfazel, Mirdamadi’s lawyer, told ISNA that the trial had been scheduled for August 1 and she had applied for bail to be set for her client. Instead, she said, Judge Salavati changed the trial date to July 21. Mirdamadi faced charges of “propaganda activities against the regime, assembly and collusion to act against national security”, and Pourfazel presented her client’s defence. » read more
Twenty-one workers in Gilan have fallen victim to carbon monoxide poisoning at their workplace in the city of Roodbar.
On Monday July 21, the Etemad daily reported that the head of Gilan Emergency Services said the 21 welders have been transferred to hospital for treatment of carbon monoxide poisoning. » read more