Saeed Mollaei to testify against Iran's judo federation

In an interview with Shargh newspaper, the president of Iran's Judo Federation, Arash Mir-Esmaili, expressed concern over judoka Saeed Mollaei's decision to testify in an international court about this federation's policy of not facing Israeli athletes.

According to Shargh newspaper: "The situation has become so complex that the issue now is not just the suspension of the Judo Federation, but all of Iran's sports."

The chairman of Tabriz city council was arrested

The chairman of Tabriz city council, Shahram Dabiri was arrested on Tuesday by the security forces of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps.

Dabiri was arrested today along with a number of the senior and middle management of Tabriz municipality.

According to the reports, they were arrested in relation to some cases of financial corruption.

Over 200000 Afghans have returned to Afghanistan in the first three months of 2020

 

According to a report by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, in the first three months of this year, 226316 undocumented Afghan immigrants have returned to Afghanistan from Iran.

Based on the report by the International Organization for Migration, Afghan undocumented immigrants have returned to their country in order to prevent the spread of coronavirus and due to Iran’s economic recession.

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.