5 million Iranians on verge of malnutrition, minister admits

5 million Iranians on verge of malnutrition, minister admits

Published by on May 15, 2016

6-89Some five million people in Iran are on the verge of malnutrition, according to Ali Rabiee, the Iranian regime’s Minister of Cooperatives, Labour and Social Welfare.
“According to the charts showing the distribution of wealth in the country, a percentage of the population are very poor, and some four to five million people are on the verge of malnutrition,” Rabiee told an annual meeting of General-Practitioners on Wednesday, May 11.
His remarks were carried by the state-run Mehr news agency.
Rabiee’s admission comes a month after the regime’s parliament eliminated cash subsidies for 24 million people on April 12, thereby increasing pressure on a population the majority of which is living below the poverty line.

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The number of executions is rising in Iran, journalists are being detained for doing their job and activists face cruel and degrading punishments, long prison terms and even execution. According to the most recent reports by Amnesty International and the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child, “Iran’s judiciary continues to sentence child offenders to death, and carry out their execution by hanging”. Also, on August 9th, 2016 the son of late Ayatollah Hossein Ali Montazeri, Khomeini’s designated successor in 1988, published a shocking audio tape of his father’s meeting with the “Death Commission” which summarily and extra-judicially executed tens of thousands of political prisoners held in jails across Iran. The massacre was carried out on the basis of a fatwa by the regime’s then-Supreme Leader Khomeini.

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