On Wednesday July 11, 2018, a crowd of angry people in Abadan gathered in protest to the lack of drinking water in front of the city’s water administration and the governor’s office. Environmental activists say that the IRGC has been exporting Karun’s water to Basra to consolidate Iran’s regional influence in the Middle Eastern countries.
Political prisoner Soheil Arabi has been threatened to death by two inmates incited by prison authorities. He has been intentionally kept at ward 2A controlled by the IRGC in the Great Tehran Penitentiary where non-political prisoners, including potentially violent offenders are being kept. Prison authorities have literally placed a bounty on his head and two inmates are threatening him constantly. The two have reportedly been told have if they murder Mr. Arabi, they will be rewarded with transfer to another prison.
June – 05: Hamid Reza Amini, director of a telegram channel, who has been detained in prison since December 02, 2017 was sentenced by the Branch 57 of the Culture and Media Court to pay 95 dollars in cash for charges of publishing lies to disturb public opinion.