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The Darvazeh Ghaz neighborhood, located right in the middle of Tehran, has its own Wall Street, with one disturbing difference: here, children are sold. Prices range from $33 to $1600 per child, aged from a few months to 15 years old. They are usually used for work, but it is not uncommon for further abuses to occur. Figures from inside Iran put the number of working children at 7 million, but the center of research for the parliament had declared the number of working children for 2012 at 3.2 million.

According to a February 22nd report by the IRGC affiliated Fars news agency, Ali Akbar Sayyari offered horrific statistics on Iran in the 76th meeting of presidents of university medical departments from all across the country.

The United Nations Security Council today unanimously approved a resolution to boost humanitarian aid access in Syria, a move Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said can ease some civilian suffering, if it is implemented quickly and in good faith.

The families of inmates in the main Karoon prison in city of Ahwaz (south west Iran) have reported that the death sentences for many prisoners have been confirmed by the Iranian regime's judiciary.

NCRI- The United Nations expressed concern over the surge in executions in Iran and urged the Iranian regime to "immediately halt executions."

"We regret that the new government has not changed its approach to the death penalty and continues to impose capital punishment for a wide range of offences. We urge the government to immediately halt executions and to institute a moratorium."UN human rights spokeswoman Ravina Shamdasani told a news briefing.

Washington Free Beacon- Adam Kredo: The chairman of a German company whose cranes are reportedly being used for public hangings in Iran lashed out at critics and dismissed calls for his company to end its relationship with Tehran on humanitarian grounds.

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