Abdolfattah Soltani, the human rights lawyer was released from prison today. He was incarcerated in the Summer of 2011.
Soltani is a member of the Human Rights Defenders organization. He was incarcerated on the charges of propaganda against the regime, forming the Human Rights Defenders organization, conspiracy and assembly against the regime, and earning illegitimate money. He was sentenced to 18 years in prison, banishment to Borazjan, and 20 years barred from practicing law. The sentence was reduced a year later to 13 years. He is now released on parole.
Manuchehr Bakhtiari: They destroyed Pouya’s grave
Manuchehr Bakhtiari, the father of Pouya Bakhtiari, one of the Iranian protesters killed in November by the Islamic Republic security forces, announced in a video that the regime has destroyed his son's gravesite and desecrated it.
Bakhtiari did not offer details about the incident but said that these actions were taken in order to provoke the family.
Speaker of parliament: Khamenei's message will be our road map
Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf, the new speaker of Iran’s parliament, announced that the message of Ayatollah Khamenei, the leader of the Islamic Republic regime of Iran for the first day of the 11th parliament, will be the road map of the parliament for the next four years. Khamenei had stated that the Islamic Republic “has not received a desirable score in the area of justice.”
Khamenei said this outcome is an undesirable reality and that everyone must make “mental and practical efforts to improve the lives of vulnerable classes as a priority.”
The Guardian Council passes the "fighting Israel's hostility" act.
The spokesperson for the GuardianCouncil announced that the council has approved of the bill to "fight Israel's hostilities". The bill tasks the Foreign Minister of the Islamic Republic of Iran with following up in the UN the plan for a national referendum in Palestine.
According to the bill, any "cultural or propaganda action that would support or emboldens" Israel would be punished and sentenced to prison.
Body of Human Rights activist Ali Ajami was brought to Iran from Texas
The body of human rights activist Ali Ajamiwas transferred to Iran and buried in his hometown in Sabzevar on Thursday. He was found dead on May 6 in a lake in Houston, Texas.
Ajami Had spent two years in prison in Iran and was denied higher education on the charges of propaganda against the regime and acts against the national security.
Iranian Medical Council Organization: 107 Iranian medical personnel died of coronavirus
Iran’s Medical Council reported that 792 medical personnel in Iran have contracted coronavirus and 107 have died.
A spokesman for the Medical Council Organization said: “We are quickly gathering data from around the country to find out exactly how many medical personnel have contracted COVID-19 and how many have lost their lives.
Other Islamic Republic officials, including the Ministry of Health, have provided different numbers.
Iran used “Ghadr” ballistic missile in launching Noor satellite
IRGC’s Tasnim news agency announced in a report that the military’s Ghadr ballistic missile was used for the launch of Noor satellite and its propulsion liquid fuel was the improved version from Shahab-3 missiles.
According to the report, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) used Ghadr missile for the first stage of the launch. In 2014, Fars news agency had reported that Ghadr missile is the new and improved version of Shahab-3 missile which uses liquid fuel and has a range of 1650 km.