Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Iran protest-Iran tortures, kills protesters, world silent as 8,000 arrested








The Washington Times, January 16, 2018-Iran tortures and kills protesters; West mostly silent as 8,000 citizens arrested
By Rowan Scarborough
 Iran’s rulers have inflicted death by torture and gunfire on citizen protesters in a crackdown since the Dec. 28 street uprising erupted, the main opposition group said Tuesday.
The Europe-based National Council of Resistance of Iran says the Islamic republic’s ubiquitous security apparatus has arrested more than 8,000 citizens and killed at least 50, all while the West has remained mostly silent. The council attributes at least five deaths to torture.
President Trump has spoken out in support of the protesters. The Treasury Department on Friday slapped further sanctions on the regime’s judiciary chief, Sadeq Amoli Larijani. Mr. Larijani has been singled out by the West for years for endorsing cruel punishments that include torture and amputation.
“As the head of the judiciary for the past nine years, Larijani is a key official in the regime’s suppressive apparatus, who has played a direct role in the execution of thousands of people, in the crackdown and arrest of dissidents, as well as in censorship and repression,” said Shahin Gobadi  a council spokesman based in Paris.
The opposition group said protests have spread to 130 cities. The protesters complain of dismal economic conditions, of military adventures in Iraq and Syria, and of being ruled by clerical Shiite Muslim hard-liners led by Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

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Fresh Ahvaz protest to release detainees in Mullahs detention camps

Baghdad Post, January 17, 2018 - Dozens of families of Iranian detainees on Tuesday staged a protest against the corrupt mullahs in occupied Ahvaz Region.
The demonstration was held in front of the Revolution Court.
More than 7.300 Iranians were arrested in the recent protests that swept all Iran's major cities.
Recently, the Mullahs' regime claimed that all protesters were released.
But the protesters complained that the fate of some of the detainees is still unknown.
They also noted that their relatives were tortured to death at the hands of the mullahs henchmen.
Iran has recently witnessed widespread protests against the clerical rule and corruption.
Mullahs have accused US, Israel and Kurdistan Region of being behind the protests.

The Number of Detainees During Uprising Is at Least 8,000
The Number of Detainees During Uprising Is at Least 8,000
Call for immediate action to free the deatinees and to protect their families
The massive and widespread arrests of youths in different cities, which have started since the beginning of the uprising at December 28, still continues. According to reports obtained from inside Iran and from within the regime, the number of arrestees has mounted to at least 8,000 by the end of the second week of the uprising. In recent days, several of these prisoners were martyred under the tortures.
Despite the regime’s attempts to conceal the number of arrests, it is so high that the regime’s officials in a number of cities have inevitably admitted to parts of it.
- A week ago Mahmoud Sadeghi, a member of parliament, said the number of arrestees amounts to 3,700.
- On January 2, political-security deputy governor of Tehran said 450 people were arrested in Tehran in only three days (December 30, to January 1st).
- "On Dec. 30 and 31, 396 people were arrested in Arak and other cities of the Central Province, 65 of whom were teenagers," said the Chief Justice of the Central province on January 4th.
- The deputy governor of Golestan stated on January 3, "With the arrest of about 150 of insurgents in Gorgan, calm has returned to this city"
- "In recent days, when there were some rioting and turmoil in Hamedan, more than 150 people were arrested ," Hamedan Governor said on January 2.
- Mashhad deputy prosecutor said on January 3, “A total of 138 people were arrested in disturbances”.
- The commander of Kerman Provincial Guard Corps (Sarallah) said on January 2, "During the recent turmoil, more than 80 rioters were arrested and handed over to the authorities".
-"In the illegal gatherings of Kashan, about 50 to 60 people were arrested," Kashan Prosecutor said on January 1.
- According to Bahman Taherkhani, a parliamentarian from Takistan, on Jan. 2, "Some 50 people with ominous intentions caused unrest in this city, who should be punished according to their crimes". He added, "The presence of individuals with a leading role in recent riots is another sign that these disturbances are organized."
- According to reports from the prisons in Ahwaz and other cities in Khuzestan, the number of arrestees in the province is 1,600.
- The regime’s parliamentarian from Izeh said he does not have an accurate number of arrestees. He added that the detainees are mostly teenagers and yourhts aged 16 to 24 years old. Hundreds have been arrested in Izeh, according to reports.
The Iranian Resistance calls on all the people, especially the youth, to support the arrestees and their families, and to rise up for the release of prisoners. It also calls on the Security Council and the Secretary-General of the United Nations, the European Union and the member states, and the US government, as well as all human rights organizations, to strongly condemn the mullahs’ regime for these blatant anti-human crimes, and to adopt effective measures to free the arrestees.
Numerous reports from various cities of the country alleging mistreatment of prisoners and martyrdom of a number of them under torture makes it very essential and urgent to establish an investigative committee by the High Commissioner for Human Rights and the United Nations Human Rights Council to investigate into the arbitrary arrests and the crimes carried out in the mullahs’ regime’s prisons.
Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran
January 11, 2018

Iranian Students Call for Release of Protesters
Iranian university students have stood up for their imprisoned peers by denouncing the Regime’s crackdown on students during the current protests in an official statement.
The University Trade Unions Council of Iran (UTUCI) explained that the Regime is very “fearful” over the current protests and using it as an excuse to pressurise students, trade union activists, and others in the groups most likely to be protesting.
The Regime even ‘preemptively’ arrested many students who hadn’t taken part in the protests.
The statement read: “Randomly detaining students showed how scared the authorities are of an independent entity that voices student demands and represents the poorer strata of society.”
They insisted that they have always limited their actions to students’ rights- which the Regime has ignored- but would not “stand idly by” while their peers were imprisoned and facing trials for protesting peacefully or not protesting at all.

Iranian Families ‘Deeply Worried’ About Jailed Protesters After String of ‘Suicides’
Breitbart, 16 January 2018 - The families of four Iranian students imprisoned during the government crackdown on a popular uprising are “deeply worried about their loved ones,” as the government is holding them incommunicado and providing no information about their status.
The detainees in question are Ehsan Mohammadi and Leila Hosseinzadeh, arrested January 1, and Soheil Aghazadeh and Sina Darvish, arrested January 4. About a hundred other students were arrested during the same period, and only some of them have been released on bond. Iranian law technically requires formal charges to be filed quickly against detainees and does not permit “preventive arrests” of suspected troublemakers.
The reports include a tiny bit of good news for Leila Hosseinzadeh, in that she is not believed to be held in Iran’s hideous Evin prison, like so many other detainees.
On the other hand, no one is quite certain which Iranian agencies arrested her or why she is being held in defiance of laws granting detainees contact with their family and friends.
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The grim repeat of torture, deaths in Iranian prisons after protests
Al Arabiya, 13 January 2018-- Hardly anyone outside Iran doubts the difference between the present protests unfolding in Iran and the previous ones in the country. The closest in the way of comparison is the 2009 uprising. In the present instance, what started as protests for “bread” quickly spread across 141 cities of Iran and engulfed all of its 31 provinces.
According to a classified report obtained by Iranian opposition, People Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) from sources in the regime, 35 percent of those arrested during the uprising were students. Earlier, IRGC brigadier Hossein Zolfaghari, security deputy Minister of Interior, confirmed that more than 90 percent of the detainees are youth under the age of 25.. 
Amnesty International: Fears Grow Over Safety of Iran Protesters
Some of those arrested for participating in Iran protests are being tortured and murdered in custody, according to recently released prisoners and the families of those still held without charges.
At a rally outside Iran’s infamous Evin prison, activist Amir said: “People inside are being tortured, maybe tortured to death.”
A friend of his was released after a week in jail and has now gone into hiding over fears for his family’s safety. The friend, who was badly beaten whilst in custody, told Amir that 400-500 people were forced into rooms with a 120 person capacity, deprived of sleep and food and so much more.
There are additional reports that the alleged suicides of detainees Sina Qanbari, Vahid Heidari, and Ashkan Absavaran are the result of abuse by the Regime authorities, especially as prisoners are deprived of items that they would use to hang themselves.
Amnesty International has called for thorough investigations into at least five reported deaths in custody during the protests, denouncing the “shroud of secrecy and lack of transparency over what happened to these detainees”, especially given the intimidation of relatives of the detainees.
35% of Detainees of Nationwide Uprising Are Students and 90% Are Under 25 Years of Age
Call for immediate action by international assemblies to release all detainees
According to a classified report obtained from inside the regime, 35% of those arrested during the uprising of the Iranian people are students. Earlier, IRGC brigadier Hossein Zolfaghari, security deputy Minister of Interior, announced that more than 90% of the detainees are juveniles and teenagers with an average age of under 25 (state media – January 1st).
Meanwhile, Mohammad Sadeghi, a member of the Committee on Education and Research of the Majlis, reported that 90 university students had been arrested, and said, “there is no accurate information on the number of detainees and that the number of detainees may be higher.”
At a closed session of the Majlis on Sunday, January 7th, a number of parliamentarians called on the Ministry of Intelligence to pursue the status of detained students and submit their final report to the National Security Commission of the Parliament.
Iranian Resistance calls on all international authorities advocating human rights, in particular the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Iran, the Working Groups on the Arbitrary Arrests and Enforced Disappearances, the Rapporteur on Torture, and all unions and syndicates of students and youth to take urgent and effective action for the prompt and unconditional release of the detainees, especially the students.

Iran protest-latest news& articles of strikes in country



Strikes and Protests Spread to Different Cities
Strikes and protests among various walks of society, continues across the country

1. On Tuesday, January 16, the protest of 220 workers of Tabriz Tractor-Sazi factory continued after more than a month. They are protesting for no payment of their salaries after 10 months and closing down the factory. They started their protest on Thursday, December 14.

2. The strike of the workers of 22, 23, and 24 phases of the South Pars oil and gas refiery continued for the second day. Their strike is for no payment of their salaries after four months. Workers closed down the company’s doors and announced that they would continue their strike until their salaries are paid. The agents of the regime's repressive forces, including police forces, intelligence, and plain- clothes agents attacked deprived workers and harmed them. The regime's agents sent all workers on forced leave for a week and promised to pay their salaries after they returned.

3. In Tehran, a group of workers working in the Persian Gulf Transportation Company gathered in front of the building of the Stock Exchange Company in the Vanak Square of Tehran in protest at late payment of their salaries. They came from their work, in Islamshahr, to Tehran on Tuesday morning.

4. A group of retired teachers in Tehran gathered outside the Ministry of Education to protest no payment of their salaries after four months. The protesters also objected to the arrest of teachers. They carried a banner which said “Teacher should be in a classroom, not in jail”.

5. In Qazvin, workers of ‘Iran-Qooti’ gathered in front of the Social Security Administration and protested for no payment of their salaries over nine months.

6. The people plundered by Caspian institute in Rasht, gathered in the cold and rainy weather, to protest the looting of their deposits by this institute which is affiliated to the IRGC. On the same day, the plundered people of Abhar held a protest gathering too.

7. On Monday, January 15, workers of Zhian Company at Rezvanshahr in Gilan Province continued their strike for the eighth day in protest at the regime’s no payment of their salaries after seven months and their insurance for several months.

8. Workers of the Mirza Kuchak Khan Sugar factory in Ahwaz also stopped working in protest against the regime’s agents’ failure to hire domestic workers.

9. Nearly 600 contract workers of the Gorgan Railroad continued protest rally for the third day in protest at the regime’s no payment of their salaries and insurance.

10. The workers of the Urmia Steel Group gathered in front of the Governorate in protest of no payment of their salaries for one year.

11. A number of people plundered by the Badrtus Institute in Mashhad gathered outside the regime’s radio and television in protest at the looting of their deposits.

12. On Sunday, January 14, the employees of the Hami-Mehrbanoo Company and Barg-Zaytoon club gathered in front of the company's office in Tehran in protest of their rights violations.

13. A group of municipality contractors also held a gathering to protest outside the Tehran City Council at not having received their delayed demands.

14. On the same day in Shahrud, some 600 coal miners of Tarzeh gathered to protest for no payment of their salaries after two months.

15. The Kian Kurd workers in Malayer protested on Malayer Road against the no payment of their salaries after five months and their advantages after two years.

16. Immunodeficiency patients gathered in front of the Ministry of Health in Tehran to protest against the increase in the price of IVIG drugs from 120 thousand tomans to 400 thousand tomans. These patients should take this medicine on monthly basis and for a lifetime.

Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran January 17, 2018

Assassination Attempt on Workers’ Representative of Iran’s Main Sugarcane Company, for Leading a Strike

The workers of the Haft Tapeh Sugar Cane Agri-Industrial Company in the city of Shush (Khuzestan Province) once again went on strike in protest against the non-payment of their salaries and demands. The recent strike of the Haft Tapeh workers follows the last month protest that ended conditionally on December 14, 2017, with the payment of one month salary and the promise of regime officials to address other demands of the workers. Workers demanded payment of five months' wages and insurance premiums, as well as payment of the salaries of contracting workers for 2015 and 2016. Failure to implement the promises of regime officials and the predatory employer has forced the deprived workers of the Haft Tapeh Sugar Cane Company to go on strike again.
The recent strike, which began on January 14 at the Machinery Maintenance Bureau, quickly swept through all parts of the plant. Managing director Kazemi, as always, tried to deceive the workers and break the strike by hollow promises. He distributed among a number of protesters a month's unpaid salary. But the workers' representatives defended the workers and exposed the slavish conditions imposed on them and emphasized the need for workers to stand up for their rights. Ismail Bakhshi, a representative of the workers, called the work conditions in the factory as slavery, and in reference to the foolish statements of the Friday Imam of the mullahs in Tehran, who called the rising people in the January uprising as “garbage”, said: If a worker speaks up against all this pressure, an idiot official goes to the podium and says the protesters are garbage. You are the garbage that the Iranian people are disgusted of you. The day our people bring you down, you will know who the garbage is. Workers' representatives addressed the regime's managers and agents in the city of Shush, saying: "Do not scare us from dismissal. Life with dignity is better than living with flattery and humiliation."
Strike at Iran’s Main Sugarcane Factory

Strike at Iran’s Main Sugarcane Factory
The Workers Union of Haft-tapeh Sugarcane Company announced that workers of the unit have staged strike on Monday, December 25, in protest against wage arrears and the company’s failure to pay five months unpaid salary.

One of the Haft-tapeh Sugar Cane workers said the number of striking workers was more than 1,000 people, saying they are unhappy with the unreliability and false promises of the private employer of the sugarcane company.

Workers at the Haft-tapeh Sugarcane staged a strike on January 7, 2017, but they terminated their strike following the employer's promise to fulfill their demands. However, they announced that they would strike again in case of false promises and if their demands are not met.

The strike on January 7 was held after the promises and commitment of the sugarcane private employer were not materialized following the large six-day strike of the unit's workers in December.

The workers have repeatedly been rallying and striking in protest of their situation, including wage arrears and non-payment of their salaries and premiums for months. The protests have intensified since the transfer of this unit to the private sector.

One of the workers said: “The workers of the Haft-tapeh Sugarcane Company, like the workers of many other companies such as Azarab and Hepco in Arak, Tractor Manufacturing in Tabriz, Kian Tire, Steel Industries, and many phases of Assaluyeh and petrochemical industry are faced with a large number of problems. Their wages are paid only after long delays.”

Meanwhile, the workers' union of Haft-tapehep sugarcane in its telegram channel announced the beating of Esmail Bakhshi, a representative of the workers. The workers union wrote that “Mr. Bkhshi was brutally attacked and beaten by a few masked men following his speech and after he was going home in the city of Dezful.”

According to the report, the worker was rescued by people, and “the masked gangs fled the area with their vehicles after they saw the people and Mr. Bakhshi’s resistance.”

However, according to the workers' union, Ismail Bakhshi, "has faced with dislocation and tear of the left shoulder region", but his physical and general health condition is good. The Workers’ Union of Haft-tapeh Sugarcane condemned the attack on Esmail Bakhshi.
Strike in Iran's Southern Pars Oil & Gas Refinery
Strike in Iran's Southern Pars Oil & Gas Refinery
Thursday January 4, 2018. The workers and staff of the prominent Iranian Oil & Gas Southern Pars refinery in the city of Asaluyeh, the capital of Asaluyeh County, in Bushehr Province Southern Iran, went on Strike.
It is notable that three days ago on Monday January 1, 2018 , in line with the nationwide protests against Iranian regime, the headquarter of the people’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) had called for strike in the oil industry in addition to military and ammunition production industries as a necessary and vital step to cripple the Iranian regime.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Articles about Iranian uprising



World Tribune-Thousands arrested following Iran protests; Death in prison gives rise to fears of torture

About 3,700 people have been arrested in connection to anti-government protests in Iran, a reformist lawmaker said.

The number of arrests cited by Mahmud Sadeghi on Jan. 9 is far higher than figures announced by authorities.


Widespread anti-government protests began in Iran on Dec. 28.
At least 22 people have been killed as a result of the unrest and government crackdowns surrounding the protests.

Sadeghi also noted that a 22-year-old protester has died in custody, intensifying fears of a repeat of the prisoner abuse that followed similar protests in 2009.

Sadeghi, who said he was told the detainee, identified as Sina Ghanbari, committed suicide, has called for an investigation into the man’s death.

No matter the cause of Ghanbari’s death, it reflects poor conditions inside the prison, says Hadi Ghaemi, executive director of the New York-based Center for Human Rights in Iran.

“The prison guards and authorities are responsible for the lives of prisoners while in custody, and it’s devastating to hear that once again Iranian authorities have failed to protect lives,” Ghaemi told Voice of America.

Iranian prison guards routinely use intimidation, including physical and psychological pressure, on detainees, according to Ghaemi. “For some people, it’s unbearable and they reach a point they can’t endure,” he said.
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Iran protests: What We Are Learning
FORBES,  January 14, 2018
The future of Iran’s protests is on the minds of many as the fate of this strategically important state remains in limbo. This subject gains even more importance considering U.S. President Donald Trump’s upcoming Friday decision on the controversial Iran nuclear deal.

Iran’s state media claims the protests have come to an end, a result similar to that of 2009. Yet the world is witnessing how further cities and towns are expressing their abhorrence over the ruling elite.

This status quo is a struggle between the Iranian people literally fed up with this regime and a dictatorship weakened from domestic unrest, internal rifts and international pressures.

Escalating matters far beyond previous scenes of nationwide protests in 2009 and 1999 is the clear reference made by Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei to the party behind these rallies.

“As well as Washington and London, Khamenei blamed the violence on Israel, exiled dissident group People’s Mujahedin of Iran and ‘a wealthy government’ in the Gulf, a probable reference to Iran’s regional rival, Saudi Arabia,” according to Reuters.

Tehran pointing fingers at Washington, London, Israel and the Saudis is nothing new. Yet Khamenei mentioning the Iranian opposition People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) is of quite significance, indicating the main source of his regime’s concerns.

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We Should Tie Support for the Iran Nuke Deal to Human Rights

Since before the conclusion of nuclear negotiations between Iran and the P5+1 in the summer of 2015, European policies toward the Islamic Republic have been badly misguided.

The desire for that nuclear deal contributed to the development of an overwhelmingly conciliatory approach by Western leaders, ultimately leading to an ineffectual agreement that gave away tens of billions of euros in sanctions relief, plus the promise of new revenue streams, without getting much in return from Iran.

The nuclear negotiations also shifted other important issues to the back burner.

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Many international human rights organizations have called attention to the fact that many of the domestic indicators in the Islamic Republic actually got worse during and after those negotiations.

In the first place, the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) oversaw an escalation in the regime’s crackdown on political dissent. Additionally, the deal’s economic benefits for the IRGC and other state-linked institutions failed to trickle down to the public, which continues to suffer under double-digit rates of unemployment and out-of-control inflation.

This disconnect between the impact on the Iranian people and the Iranian regime has been given appropriate emphasis in much of the coverage of the ongoing protests that emerged last week, threatening the mullahs’ hold on power and surprising much of the world. 

The impetus for those protests, which spread to upwards of 80 localities, was the public’s economic discontent. But the scope of the demonstrations quickly grew to encompass calls for “Death to Rouhani” and “Death to the dictator,” in reference to the country’s president and Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, respectively.

As the slogans clearly called for the overthrow of the clerical regime, the authorities underscored the role of the activists of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK), which has an active underground network inside Iran and has been seeking this objective for years.
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Trump is witnessing an unfolding Iranian revolution — time to act
By Ivan Sascha Sheehan and Raymond Tanter,

As 2018 begins, several large metropolitan centers in Iran are ablaze with major anti-government demonstrations roaring in the streets.

Protestors are chanting slogans indicative of a revolution: “Death to the dictator,” “Death to (Hassan) Rouhani,” “Don’t be afraid, we are all together,” “Forget about Syria, think about us,” “Not Gaza, nor Lebanon, my life for Iran.”

After multiple days of demonstrations spread to Tehran, President Rouhani said Iranians are “free to protest but must not jeopardize security.”

Around the world many are asking whether the Arab uprisings have given way to a Persian Revolution, while analysts in Washington are wondering whether 2018 will bring regime change to Tehran.

Significance

The National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) and its leading constituent group, the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK), have played a key role in organizing the major protests in Iran for decades. Their intricate network inside Iran has been critical to informing the world of Tehran’s malign behavior from nuclear pursuits to terrorism and human rights abuses to proxy violence.

Scholars understand regime change by the people of Iran is within reach but is best achieved by those in the resistance with the organizing capacity, determination, and political wherewithal to achieve it. The White House has all the necessary elements to assist the Iranian people in bringing about the democratic change they seek: capability, credibility, and an organized opposition to facilitate regime change from within.
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Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Messages From Iran prisons,solidarity with Iran uprising


Golrokh Iraee calls on protesters to endure, pay the price of freedom

Golrokh Iraee calls on protesters to endure, pay the price of freedom
Freedom-loving writer and human rights activist, Golrokh Ibrahimi Iraee, sent out an open letter from behind bars of Evin Prison on January 9, 2018. The political prisoner imprisoned in the Women’s Ward of Evin declared solidarity with the Iranian people’s uprising and called on Iran’s youths to continue their presence (in the streets), unite for their common cause and pay the price of freedom.
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solidarity message with Iranian protests political Prisoner Atena Daemi
Human rights and children’s rights activist, political prisoner Atena Daemi, has sent out an open letter from Evin Prison declaring her solidarity with the Iranian people’s uprising.
She reiterates in her letter, “For a long time, it’s been the government that’s been sowing violence and now they are reaping its product.”
While expressing her desire to be free and alongside her people, Atena writes in her open letter, “If desiring freedom and basic rights is considered a crime, I stand by you and proudly call myself a criminal.”
Read the full text  of Atena Daemi’s letter from Evin Prison:

solidarity message with Iranian protests political Prisoner Ali Moezzi

Iranian Political Prisoner Ali Moezi: Regime's Time Has Come to End
In a message solidarity with Iranian people’s nationwide protests, political Prisoner Ali Moezzi supporter of the People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI / MEK) praised the protesters pledging continue their struggle until victory is reached.
”The time for the regime that has committed all types of crimes has come to the end and is stuck in a whirlpool of death,” he said.
He expressed hope that the downfall of “the regime of Velayat-e faqih will come to end” and a future government elected by the people would be established.
On Tuesday, the nationwide protests by the Iranian people has entered in sixth day despite repeated warnings by the regime and crackdown protests that has left over 30 protesters killed and over a 1000 arrested by the regime’s Revolutionary Guards (IRGC).

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Sunday, January 7, 2018

Iran Protest-MaryamRajavi’s messages



THE FREEDOM FIGHTERS ARE OUT ON THE STREETS ON MORE THAN 80 CITIES ACROSS IRAN.
"WE WILL BRING THIS CORRUPT REGIME TO ITS KNEES."
THEY HAVE NO WEAPONS BUT WILL ACCOMPLISH THEIR GOAL BECAUSE THEY HAVE YOU, THE SOCIAL MEDIA FIRMLY ENTRENCHED ON THEIR SIDE.
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Maryam Rajavi's Response to the Iranian Protests
Maryam Rajavi's Response to the Iranian Protests

The president-elect of the Iranian Resistance has written a powerful piece for the Wall Street Journal explaining why the current wave of protests in Iran are completely different from the 2009 protests about the rigged re-election of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

Maryam Rajavi, the leader of Iranian opposition coalition the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), wrote: “Then, the cause was a rift within the regime. Now, the people are demanding an end to the regime.”

The current protests, which began over a sharp increase in the cost of living in late December, have turned into widespread demonstrations for the end of the corrupt clerical regime and spread far further than the 2009 protests ever did and show the international community that the Regime is on borrowed time.

Maryam Rajavi explained: “The clerical regime stands on shaky ground, and the Iranian people are unwavering in their quest to bring it down. Slogans against velayat-e faqih, or absolute clerical rule, called for a real republic and explicitly targeted the regime’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei and President Hassan Rouhani. This dispels the myth, still harboured by some governments that Iranians distinguish between moderates and hard-liners in Tehran. It also undercuts flawed arguments depicting a stable regime.”
Economy
Millions of Iranians live in poverty but the Regime is doing nothing to help. Instead, they are spending $100 billion to prop up the Syrian Regime and support terrorist groups like Hezbollah and Hamas instead.

The regime’s latest budget allocates over $26.8 billion to military and security affairs and the export of terrorism in addition to the $27.5 billion in military spending from institutions controlled by Khamenei and the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC). By comparison, the healthcare budget is just $16.3 billion.

Maryam Rajavi wrote: “Weak and vulnerable, the regime spends such astronomical sums on regional meddling as part of its strategy for survival.”

The Iranian protesters have been chanting “Death to Hezbollah” and “Leave Syria, think about us instead”, proving that they oppose the Regime’s deadly destruction of the Middle East, especially at the expense of their own people.
It is also worth noting that the Regime’s corruption is widespread and well known. That is why there are no illusions of internal reform from the protesters; simply, the Regime must go.

Maryam Rajavi wrote: “This systemic economic mismanagement has its roots in the political system, and it grows worse every day. That is why the demand for regime change surfaced almost immediately. It seems to be the only conceivable outcome.”

Much bigger than 2009

Not only are the current protests much wider spread geographically, they are also much wider spread in terms of demographics. Rather than being made up of mainly middle and upper-class Iranians, these ones are made up of people from every class, ethnicity, religion, and gender.

Maryam Rajavi wrote: “The recent demonstrations span a much broader swath of the population—the middle class, the underprivileged, workers, students, women and young people. Nearly all of society has been represented on the picket line.”

Iran Protest-MaryamRajavi’s messages
MARYAM RAJAVI’S MESSAGE TO THE IRANIANS’ RALLY IN WASHINGTON, D.C. TO SUPPORT IRAN UPRISING
The part of the Message:
1.To recognize the Iranian people’s legitimate right to topple the ruling religious fascism and establish freedom and popular sovereignty;
2.To vehemently condemn and hold the Iranian regime accountable for the slaughter and mass arrests of unarmed, defenseless protesters;
3.To censure disruption of access to internet services and social media and guarantee free access for the general Iranian public to the internet;
4.To sanction the clerical regime for its systematic human rights abuses in Iran, including the massacre in 1988, and the slaughter of participants in the present uprising.
Dear friends, fellow compatriots,
The ongoing uprising in my enchained homeland is a quest for freedom, democracy and equality. It is a movement for social justice; and it is a movement which will carry on until final victory. 
Iran Protest-MaryamRajavi’s messages
Maryam Rajavi: Iranian Protesters Turned the Page on the UN and Security Council’s History on Iran
Maryam Rajavi: Iranian Protesters Turned the Page on the UN and Security Council’s History on Iran
If you persist, the world will stand with you and on your side.
Ending the silence on Iran and shattering a 4-decade-old barrier of appeasement of the regime, the UN Security Council’s meeting on Iran is a product of the Iranian people’s uprising, the sacrifice of its martyrs and the suffering of its captives. The world’s major governments had so far turned a blind eye on brutal suppression of our people and executions of 120,000. Iran’s protesters and youths, however, have in their first step turned the page of the United Nations and Security Council’s history on Iran. This indicates that the young men and women who rose up in the streets of Izeh, Doroud, Tuyserkan, Ghahdarijan, Jouyabad of Isfahan, and 75 other cities can and must turn the darkest page of Iran’s history. 
As the Iranian Resistance’s Leader, Massoud Rajavi, said, “If you persist, the world will stand with you and on your side.”

Maryam Rajavi:
Maryam Rajavi:I Urge My Compatriots to Join the Nationwide Quest for Freedom
Thousands of salutes to those martyred in Doroud, Tuyserkan, Noorabad, Izeh, Shahinshahr, Ghahdarijan, Homayounshahr and Jouyabad of Isfahan!
Fellow protesters!
Courageous sons and daughters of Iran!
You have brightened up Iran’s cities with the light of struggle for freedom and justice.
Well done! You have shaken the ground under the feet of the mullahs’ rotted regime.
Thousands of salutes to those martyred in Doroud, Tuyserkan, Noorabad, Izeh, Shahinshahr, Ghahdarijan, Homayounshahr and Jouyabad of Isfahan!
You have brought the nation closer to her dreams of 100 years.
You have proven that it is possible to liberate Iran from the yoke of religious dictatorship and theocracy. 
The nations of the Middle East, from Syria to Iraq and Afghanistan, those who have suffered tremendously because of the mullahs’ oppression and their theocratic regime, are praying for your victory. 
The world’s freedom lovers have vested their hopes in you, and the world has heard your voice.
Governments and international organizations have come out one after the other to support and praise you. 
The nation’s martyrs, including the heroes and heroines of the 80s, the political prisoners massacred in 1988, the martyrs of 2009 and the martyrs of Ashraf, have set their sights on you.
You are the children of Sattar Khan , Dr. Mohammad Mossadeq, and Mohammad Hanifnejad . 
And your uprising will revive all of Iran’s honors.
Today, Khamenei and his cohorts take resort in threatening you.
They trumpet their criminal record. 
They mobilize their military forces to counter the Iranian people’s nationwide uprising. 
Their so-called reformist and moderate proxies who have stopped at nothing to provide services to the mullahs’ religious fascism, have now removed their masks and called for suppression of freedom-loving people. 
They grab at any straw to prevent throngs of people from joining your ranks. 
Behind such threats, however, the regime is twisting and turning out of enormous fear.
Despite its hollow show of force, the clerical regime is just a paper tiger and will not withstand your uprising. 
Because you are the decisive power.
You are countless and your numbers grow every day. 
When you get sincerely united and join hands, your solid resolve will overcome any power.
The mullahs think they can contain your upheaval and stop its expansion by blocking the internet services and social media. But they do not know and cannot understand that it is your common pain and suffering that bonds your hearts and spreads the message everywhere. And this is how the cities rise up one after the other. 
I call on all my fellow compatriots to rise up and join the roaring tide of freedom lovers across the country. 
Maryam Rajavi:
My fellow countrymen in Baluchistan, Kurdistan, Azerbaijan and Lorestan,
My dear Bakhtiari, Turkoman and Ghashghaii compatriots, 
Fellow Sunni countrymen, 
Fellow countrymen who inhabit in villages, suburbs and shanty towns across the country, 
This uprising is yours and it is for you.
Your children have risen up and engaged in a decisive battle to turn the darkest page of Iran’s history. Rise to their aid!
Fellow compatriots, my dear sisters and brothers, 
Do not abandon the protesters, and the army of deprived and plundered people. Do not leave them alone in the streets. Now is the time for workers, farmers, Bazaar merchants, government employees, teachers, physicians, nurses, university professors, and all social sectors to support them. This is an uprising that belongs to the freedom-loving but enchained people of Iran.
Do not lose any opportunity to support and join the courageous women and men who fight on the streets and risk the dangers. 
Stage sit-ins and strikes anywhere you can, in the factories and offices and at every work place, so that the world will see the general public's protest against the mullahs' detested rule in Iran and hear our nation's voice. 
As Massoud Rajavi said, “Iran and its enchained people have risen up and the dawn is near.” 
His messages, these days, are the best and clearest practical guidelines.
The uprising you launched, is an uprising for freedom, democracy, equality, and separation of religion and state;
This is an uprising for social justice;
And this is a movement that will carry on until final victory.
God bless you,
Long live freedom!
Maryam Rajavi:
Maryam Rajvi's Call for Uprising and Fearful Admission of Iran Regime's Official to PMOI/MEK's Leading Role
On Monday January 1, 2017. Mohammad Ali Asoudi, the senior consultant to Khamenei’s representative in the Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC), in an interview with the state run ‘Daneshjou’ press agency stated:
“Concerning the recent unrest and events in some cities in the country… those who have rightful demands, should not take to streets, since these rallies are being abused and some insurgents destroy the public property!”
The Senior IRGC commander further added: “regarding the presence of the members and affiliates of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran in these riots, it is notable that when Maryam Rajavi officially sends a message and calls everyone to take into scene, it is evident that they (PMOI/MEK) members and supporters are in the front row.

Fox News: In Iran, 'death to the dictator!' Anti-regime street protests grow, demanding democracy and freedom Fox News- 30 December 2017
Fox News: In Iran, 'death to the dictator!' Anti-regime street protests grow, demanding democracy and freedom Fox News- 30 December 2017
Rajavi’s statement said Iranian’s have loudly rejected the mullah’s regime
Estimates say that up to one million Iranians have been protesting across the country since Thursday in what one Iranian opposition group says has turned into a protest for regime change.
Those protesters are being buoyed by messages from the Trump administration, says the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), a coalition of democratic Iranian groups and personalities...
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Iran uprising , Spreads to Different Cities Across Iran +Videos
intense clashes and fight between the people and the IRGC forces

THE FREEDOM FIGHTERS ARE OUT ON THE STREETS ON MORE THAN 80 CITIES ACROSS IRAN.
"WE WILL BRING THIS CORRUPT REGIME TO ITS KNEES."
THEY HAVE NO WEAPONS BUT WILL ACCOMPLISH THEIR GOAL BECAUSE THEY HAVE YOU, THE SOCIAL MEDIA FIRMLY ENTRENCHED ON THEIR SIDE.
PLEASE SHARE AND KEEP THE UPRISING ALIVE!


Marc Ellis-HEAR ME dedicated to  Iranian protester 
All can hope in that Hear Me will inspire & give physical & emotional courage to the proud, brave & liberated people of Iran!




The Offices of 60 Friday Prayer Imams Were Attacked During the Uprising

Iranian regime and its criminal authorities from different factions, who have seen the prospect of regime’s overthrow during the people’s uprising, express their severe fear and deep concern over the people’s anger and disgust of Khamenei and other ruling mullahs.

According to state news agencies, the criminal mullah Ghiasoddin Taha Mohammadi, referring to the anger and disgust of the people about repression, corruption and theft, said in Hamedan’s Friday prayer this week: During the uprising, "about 60 offices of the Friday Imams were attacked". In most cities in Iran, many crimes, robberies, moral and financial corruption stem from Friday imams and their offices, who are representatives of Khamenei and are appointed by him.

Being extremely frightened by “Death to Khamenei” cries, he tried to pretend that Khamenei is not responsible for the people’s problems. He ridiculously said “why you pin the blame for all the problems of the country on the Leader? The Leader’s authority is bound by the law, and he cannot interfere in other organs’ and officials’ responsibilities outside the law. The leadership is different from management of the country, and being Supreme Leader doesn’t mean that he can do anything; he is bound by the law!”

Iran Regime Mp Admits That Prisoners Are Poisoned by Giving Them Pills-                        A member of Iranian regime’s parliament admitted on January 16 that recently one of the protesters before dying in prison, told his family that the prisoners are given pills that make their health condition worse.The MP, Mahmoud Sadeghi, wrote in his twitter account: “According to the family of a prisoner who died in prison, during several contacts with his family, he told them that the prison officials forced him and other detainees to take pills that deteriorated their health condition...”

 Kianoush Zandi, Sarou Ghahremani and Mohammad Nassiri,
Killing of Three Other Detained Youth in Sanandaj and Zanjan Torture Chambers
The Iranian Resistance offers its condolences for the martyrdom of Kianoush Zandi, Sarou Ghahremani and Mohammad Nassiri, who were arrested during the uprising of the Iranian people, to their families, friends, companions and all rising people of Iran, and urges the international community to take immediate action to confront anti-human crimes of the clerical regime. The blood of these fallen for freedom martyrs, will surely dispel the root of the brutal regime of the Velayat-e faqih forever from Iran, and will rid Iran and the region of this medieval regime.

Sarou Ghahremani from Sanandaj disappeared on January 3. Following the family's follow-up, regime intelligence agents in Sanandaj notified them their child's death on Friday night, January 12.

Kianoush Zandi, a graduate of engineering from the University of Sanandaj, disappeared since January 4. His body was given to his family on January 14 by Sanandaj Intelligence. The Intelligence henchmen told the martyr's family that he was killed in the demonstrations. But the signs of torture on the body of Kianoush exposes the regime's Intelligence henchmen.

Fearful of the anger of the people, the regime’s mercenaries did not permit the families of Sarou Ghahremani and Kianoush Zandi to hold burial and funeral ceremonies and prohibited them from releasing any information about their children's martyrdom by threatening them. The people of Sanandaj commemorated the martyrs on Sunday January 14 in spite of the intensive presence of repressive forces with a massive presence in Farajeh-Shahr Mosque.

Mohammad Nassiri, a youth of Zanjan, was martyred after being arrested by intelligence agents of the regime. During the delivery of the martyr's body, mercenaries said foolishly that he had committed suicide.

The clerical regime also had claimed that Sina Qanbari, who was martyred in Evin Prison and Vahid Heydari, who was martyred at the police station in Arak, had committed suicide.


The ceremony of Asgar Haron rashidi one of the protester who  has been killed in
 Joy Abad in Isfahan

 
Video; Iranians are risking their lives to bring freedom to Iran
Saturday, January 13, 2018 - A number of Iranian activists were interviewed live by Fox News television on Saturday, January 13, 2018 through the social media app.
They expressed their appreciation of the US support of the uprisings in Iran and called on the US government to do more to help their struggle to overthrow the medieval regime of mullahs and establish a pluralistic and democratic Iran.
The link of the interview by the Fox News' Eric Shawn

Saroo GhahremaniActivists commemorating Saroo Ghahremani, a 24-year-old protester arrested recently & killed under torture by Iran'ian regime authorities.
His body was buried today under strong security measures in Sanandaj.
Only the parents of this young man were allowed in the burial ceremony  His mother emphasized that the  evident of beatings on her son's body was obvious.


Kianoush Zandi is another Kurdish protester was shot&killed in Iran Protest in Sanandaj
today his ceremony was held.
His body has not been given to his parents.


DAY 16 OF IRAN PROTEST 12 January 2018 :

A good news on Friday:
U.S. sanctions head of Iran's judiciary, others, over human rights abuses
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Achievements of the Iran Protests So Far

After at least 50 deaths and over 4,000 arrests, the Iranian Regime has yet again declared the nationwide anti-regime protests to be over and done with. That is simply untrue.

Many citizen-journalists have risked violence from the Regime in order to post photos and footage about ongoing protests, and although the protests don’t appear to be growing in numbers or frequency at the current time, that doesn’t mean that this is over. Not by a long shot.

The protests have already done a great deal to dispel many myths about the Regime and the people of Iran that are held in the West. Let’s run through a few of them.

DAY 15 OF IRAN PROTEST 11 January 2018 :

5 protesters tortured to death in Khamenei detention camps

Baghdad Post, January 10 2018 - At least five Iranian proetsters have been tortured to death in detention camps, sources told the Baghdad Post Tuesday.
A total of 3,700 protesters were arrested over the past two weeks, an Iranian reformist said offering a far higher number than authorities previously released, according to the Time.
Until now, 22 protesters have been killed in the proetsts that swept major Iranian cities.
 The slained detainees were held at the notorious Evin Prison

Vahid Heidari resat in peace 

A poor vendor who was arrested during the Arak uprising, was killed by baton strikes 

Sina Ghanbari,
In another event, Ceremony of  Sina Ghanbari, was held in Tehran
Sina Ghanbari, a 22 year old youth, who was arrested during the nationwide uprising was martyred by the mullahs’ regime’s torturers in the Evin Prison 



DAY 14 OF IRAN PROTEST 10 January 2018 :

United States Stands with People of Iran
Washington, D.C. – Today, the House of Representatives passed H. Res. 676, authored by House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce (R-CA), which supports the people of Iran engaged in legitimate and peaceful protests, condemns the Iranian regime’s human rights abuses and urges the administration to use targeted sanctions to respond to the regime’s ongoing human rights violations.Read more

Investigate reports of protester deaths in custody
The Iranian authorities must immediately investigate reports that at least five people have died in custody following a crackdown on anti-establishment protests, and take all necessary steps to protect detainees from torture and prevent any further deaths, Amnesty International said today. 

DAY 13 OF IRAN PROTEST 9 January 2018 :

Urgent: Clashes between the repressive forces and families in front of Evin Prison in Tehran
On Tuesday, January9, Protest gatherings of arrested families, including students and arrested Gonabadi dervishes in front of Evin Prison in Tehran, continued.
ّn the evening time, the families were sitting on the ground to stop vehicle traffic to te prison.the number of people who participate in this gatherings is increasing.
Some of human rights activist such as Nasreen Sotoodeh humanitarian lawyer were among the crowd.
The repressive forces arrested some of the protesters.
Related:
New York Times, Jan. 7, 2018-Outside Iran’s Most Notorious Prison, Calls for Loved Ones to Be Freed

After 13 Days of Silence, Khamenei Acknowledged Continuation of Uprising, and PMOI as the Organizer
Khamenei: PMOI had organized (the uprising) since a few months ago, they selected some people inside the country; they were also the ones who called on the people to follow them
To read the text click here

DAY 12 OF IRAN PROTEST 8 January 2018 :

Demonstrations, skirmishes in Tehran and various cities in Iran on the 12th day of the uprising
On Monday, January 8, the protest of the courageous and rising youth in various corners of the country continued on the twelfth day of the uprising.
Protest gatherings of arrested families, including students and arrested Gonabadi dervishes in front of Evin Prison in Tehran, continued on Monday, January 8. In the evening time, the families were sitting on the ground to stop vehicle traffic to te prison. At night, repressive forces shot in the air and threw tear gas to disperse the protesters.
At 7:00 PM, hundreds of people gathered and rallied in Shelang Abad, Ahvaz.
The same night, on riverside road in Ahvaz and in the park of the area, a group of young people chanted slogans of Death to Khamenei, death to the dictator. In the area of Hassirabad, people clashed with the regime's agents and defended themselves against their attacks.
On Monday night, a massive crowd of people from Babol took to the streets at sunset and protested in the Bagh Ferdows.
People of Mahshahr also rallied at night. A bus and a government building were set on fire against the attacks of repressive forces. 
The base of the Basij in Mobarakeh (Isfahan) was attacked by young people.
In Mashhad, people's protest rally in front of the central tax office was attacked by mercenaries. Several buses of mercenaries came to help the forces stationed on the scene.
 On Monday, goldsmiths in Tehran, Orumieh, Tabriz and Yazd markets closed their shops to protest the regime's tax extortion. Plainclothes threatened shopkeepers that they would break locks  if they did not open their shops and would cancel their licenses.
In Islamshahr (Tehran Province), workers from the Persian Gulf International Shipping Company protested against lack of payment of their salaries for the second day. They were chanting: “the nation begs, the mullah acts like a God” and “today is the day of mourning, the life of the worker is being taken away”. 
On Sunday, January 7, in Valiasr Square, Tehran, the slogan of 'Death to Khamenei' and “death to the dictator” were chanted. 
In Gilan-e-Gharb, people chanted: do not be afraid, do not be afraid, we are all together, and confronted with the revolutionary guards who attacked them.
In Roodbar, people chanted slogans of Death to Khamenei, death to the dictator.
People in certain areas of Kermanshah, especially in Shahnaz Square, shouted out their hatred of the clerical regime with the slogan 'Death to the dictator'.
Sina Ghanbari, a 22 year old youth, who was arrested during the nationwide uprising was martyred by the mullahs’ regime’s torturers in the Evin Prison . The regime's agents, in fear of public reaction to this brutal crime, ridiculously claimed that Sina Ghanbari had committed suicide in prison.
Vahid Heidari

In yet another event, Vahid Heidari, a poor vendor who was arrested during the Arak uprising, was killed by baton strikes. The Central Province police claimed in a similar lie: 'This person has been arrested on charges of carrying narcotics and has committed suicide in the detention center of police station 12 of Arak' (Jahan San’at daily, January 7).
Thousands of other prisoners are in difficult and uncertain conditions in different prisons, many of them under brutal torture. Some other detainees are said to have been martyred under torture.
The mullahs’ regime’s intention of these anti-human crimes is to put out the flames of the uprising; an attempt that has already been defeated. Referring to the protesters, Khamenei said today, “The enemy’s agents will not give up'. This is at a time when Jaafari, the IRGC commander, announced last week that the uprising has ended. Rouhani also claimed that the uprising would diminish within two days (news media – January 4th).
Today, Tuesday, January 9th, Mahmoud Sadeghi, a member of Majlis, acknowledged: '3700 people were arrested during the protests.' He added, 'Different figures have been presented to the Majlis representatives by various institutions regarding the arrest of students during recent protests. Therefore, we cannot provide accurate statistics on the arrest of students. '
These crimes, on the one hand, increase the resolve of the protesters to overthrow the ruling religious fascism in Iran, and, on the other hand, it doubles the need for urgent international action to confront the continuation of crime against humanity by the mullahs. Iran's ruling criminals should be rejected from the international community and be held accountable for their crimes.
The Iranian Resistance calls on all the Iranian people, especially the youth, to protest against the crimes of the mullahs’ regime, especially in prisons, and to support the families of martyrs and prisoners, and calls on the High Commissioner for Human Rights to set up a fact-finding mission to investigate into the situation of prisons and political prisoners, especially those arrested during the recent uprising, and provide for their unconditional release. 

A young protester died Saturday night, January 6, 2018, in the notorious Evin Prison’s quarantine section. Student Sina Ghanbari, 22, had been arrested in recent protests.
Today, Iranian lawmaker Tayyebeh Siavoshi told the state-run ILNA news agency that the Intelligence Ministry confirmed to her that Sina Ghanbari had “committed suicide.”
It is said that Sina Ghanbari had been injected with an overdose of methadone.
At least 45 Iranian protesters have been killed and 3,000 have been arrested amid nationwide protests that began in December 2017, over Iran’s stagnant economy and the rising cost of living.
The vast majority of the arrestees, 90 percent, are under 25 years old, according to the state media.
The Security Assistant of the Interior Ministry said that more than 90% of those arrested at the scene of the unrest were young and adolescents, and that their average age was under 25.
“Most of them have not had any previous arrests”, Hossein Zolfaghari added.  He also said that from tonight (Monday) they would more seriously control the current conditions in the capital and a number of other cities that were involved in the unrest. (The state-run Rokna website – Jan. 1, 2018)

Tehran's notorious Evin Prison holds hundreds of peaceful protesters
Tehran, in front of the notorious Evin Prison , Sunday, Jan. 7; as dozens gathered outside the infamous Evin Prison in Tehran, where hundreds of detained protesters have been taken to, families and friends of the detained protesters chanted God is Great to let their voices be heard. They demanded the authorities to release their loved ones saying peaceful protests are people's inalienable right. 

 Khuzestan province, Jan. 7; in the town of Izeh in Khuzestan province, hundreds of people gathered on Sunday to demonstrate against the corrupt regime of the mullahs. They chanted 'Death to the essence of Velayat e-Faghih, or the Guardianship of the Islamic Jurist, which is referred to the Supreme leader himself. The also chanted Death to the Dictators. 

Karaj City, northwest of Tehran; As thousands of protesters gathered on Sunday, Jan. 7, to rally against the government failed policies and to show their anger and frustration at this regime, dozens of club welding hoodlums and suppressive security forces raided the crowd and tried to intimidate and scatter them. But the protesters confronted the guards and started to chant 'lewd, lewd....' at the guards.
Tens of Thousands of Iranians, especially the youth have come to the streets during past two weeks to protest the government's corruption and mismanagement. The protests started in the northern Iranian city of Mashhad and soon spread to more than 100 cities across Iran. 

Iran, Sanandaj, west of the country, people boycotted a pro-government rally on Monday, January 8, 2018. The rally was called by the regime to counter the popular uprising and as a show of force, but it turned out as an ignominy for the regime. 
A video circulating on the internet shows empty street where the rally was planned to take place. A voice in the video says the regime had intimidated many to take part in this rally, but as it can be seen, nobody heeded the call.

Sanandaj, west of the country, people boycotted a pro-government rally on Monday, January 8, 2018. The rally was called by the regime to counter the popular uprising and as a show of force, but it turned out as an ignominy for the regime. 
A video circulating on the internet shows empty street where the rally was planned to take place. A voice in the video says the regime had intimidated many to take part in this rally, but as it can be seen, nobody heeded the call.

DAY 11 OF IRAN PROTEST 7 January 2018 :

Jan. 7; Dozens of elementary schoolers from Ahwaz, Dezful and other cities joined their elders to show their anger and distrust of this corrupt government. They chanted 'Death to Khamenei'. 
Ironically, in one instance where the authorities had forced the preschoolers to join the pro-government really, the kids chanted 'Death to Khamenei' after the rally was over and they were allowed to leave and go home. The kids then chanted Death to Khamenei on the way going home. This attracted the attention of all those who witness this scene. 
Therefore despite the government's efforts to force the people to go to the pro-gov rallies, people still express their opposition at any chance they get.


Demonstrations and Clashes in Different Parts of Ahvaz, and Punishment of a Number of Mercenaries

During ten days of the uprising, the Southwestern province of Khuzestan and city of Ahvaz were host to the popular demonstrations and protests against the religious fascism ruling Iran. During this period, hundreds of youths in Ahvaz, Hamidieh and Shadegan and other cities in the province were arrested by the Revolutionary Guards and other repressive forces.

On Saturday night, January 6th, on the tenth day of the uprising, the people and the brave youths of various part of Ahvaz rallied. They protested the brutal repression of the uprising and the arrest of a large number of people.

In Kiashahr district, a large crowd gathered in front of the governorate and chanted “political prisoners must be freed.” In Kian Shahr too, people protested chanting “Death to Dictator” and “Death to Khamenei.” The rally turned into clashes when the suppressive forces attacked the demonstrators brutally.

At the same time, in the Kut Abdullah district, IRGC and Bassij forces attacked the demonstrators; however, the youth confronted them and punished a number of suppressive forces.

On Friday night, the courageous demonstration of the Ahvaz people in Kouye Alawi led to heavy clashes with the IRGC and the Basiji forces and the riot guards. In this clash, which lasted from 22:00 to 01:30 in the morning, the Bassij headquarters was burnt down, and the people punished a number of savage IRGC forces and forced others to retreat.






Iranian Protesters Burn Identification Cards After Security Crackdown on Streets
Dozens of videos have shown up on social media; faces of those setting documents on fire are never shown
Wall Street Journal, Jan. 7, 2018 - Iranians protesting the Islamic government system have taken to burning identification cards and other government-issued documents to express their rejection of the country’s ruling system, following a security crackdown that has stifled unrest on the street.
Dozens of videos of the burnings have shown up on social media in recent days, although they couldn’t be independently verified. The video footage showed what purported to be identification cards, or in some cases a utility bill from a state-owned company, being set aflame.
In one of the videos shared on the messaging app Telegram, women are seen burning identification cards for the Basij, a volunteer militia under the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, the powerful Iranian military arm that has been training and funding fighters in foreign conflicts such as Syria and Iraq. In another, a person burns a certificate with the logo of the IRGC over a metal plate outside.
Another photo showed a man’s hand holding water and electricity bills as they burned. “We do not pay any bills,” read a caption underneath the photo on a popular antigovernment Telegram channel. “This corrupt system is doomed to end.”
Some of the documents burned, including Basij identification cards, are relatively easy to obtain.
The IRGC, a force answerable only to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, announced Sunday that the unrest of recent days had been quelled, according to a statement reported on its official news website. The IRGC thanked the police, intelligence ministry and the Basij for ending the unrest, and blamed the U.S., Saudi Arabia, Israel and Iranian dissidents for causing it.
The IRGC has itself deployed forces to at least three provinces, its commander said last week.
The images of the burnings from Iran recall other acts of burnings official documents to protest government positions or policies.



Demonstrations and Clashes in Different Parts of Ahvaz, and Punishment of a Number of Mercenaries
During ten days of the uprising, the Southwestern province of Khuzestan and city of Ahvaz were host to the popular demonstrations and protests against the religious fascism ruling Iran. During this period, hundreds of youths in Ahvaz, Hamidieh and Shadegan and other cities in the province were arrested by the Revolutionary Guards and other repressive forces.
On Saturday night, January 6th, on the tenth day of the uprising, the people and the brave youths of various part of Ahvaz rallied. They protested the brutal repression of the uprising and the arrest of a large number of people.
In Kiashahr district, a large crowd gathered in front of the governorate and chanted “political prisoners must be freed.” In Kian Shahr too, people protested chanting “Death to Dictator” and “Death to Khamenei.” The rally turned into clashes when the suppressive forces attacked the demonstrators brutally.
At the same time, in the Kut Abdullah district, IRGC and Bassij forces attacked the demonstrators; however, the youth confronted them and punished a number of suppressive forces.
On Friday night, the courageous demonstration of the Ahvaz people in Kouye Alawi led to heavy clashes with the IRGC and the Basiji forces and the riot guards. In this clash, which lasted from 22:00 to 01:30 in the morning, the Bassij headquarters was burnt down, and the people punished a number of savage IRGC forces and forced others to retreat.

DAY 10 OF IRAN PROTEST 6 January 2018 :


Protests Continued in Various Cities on the 10th Day of Uprising

People held commemoration ceremony for Qahdarijan martyrs who were buried secretly
On Saturday, January 6, the bodies of 14-year-old juvenile Ahmad Haidari, Mohammad Ebrahimi and Hossein Shafizadeh, who were martyred by the criminal Revolutionary Guards during the heroic uprising of the Qahdarijan people, were buried. The regime's savage agents did not allow their families to hold funeral ceremony. However, thousands of people from Qahridjian hailed the martyrs' memories by attending their memorial ceremony.
On the same day, the protests of the people in Khomein (the central province) were attacked by the Revolutionary Guards.
The people of Shushtar (Khuzestan province) rallied at noon during which the suppressive forces attacked them with tear gas. The youth clashed and confronted them by burning the garbage bins. A large number of people were arrested at the rally.
Youths of the city also expressed their hatred of the mullahs’ regime by writing "Death to Khamenei" on the walls of the city.
The people of Abadan rallied on Saturday night in spite of the massive presence of police mercenaries.
The people of Zahedan blocked the Shirabad Ave. and confronted the riot police attack. Subsequently, the IRGC forces raided the houses of the people and arrested a number of them. The corrupt authorities of the regime and their agents, who had seized the lands of the people in the area last year, are strongly hated by the people.
In Rasht (Gilan province), courageous young people punished a criminal Basiji named Hassan Salman-Pisheh who had sprayed pepper gas into the eyes of female demonstrators and had injured a number of protesters.
In Isfahan, the brave youths gathered on Sio-She Pol Bridge and chanted slogans. In Jooyabad, Nasr Abad and Kohandej, the repressive forces, in fear of the demonstration, stationed a commando battalion and semi-heavy weapons and fired in the air like previous days.
In Ilam, the people rallied like past days. Dozens of young people were arrested by repressive forces.
A large number of young people were detained in Farrokh Shahr and Shahr-e-Kord (Charmahal and Bakhtiari province).
In Kermanshah, the brave youths wrote "Death to the principle of Velayat-e faqih” and “Death to Khamenei” on the walls of the city."
Approximately 2,000 brave people of Qatoor (West Azarbaijan) protested against the arrest of an activist and his transfer to Tehran, and clashed with the regime's intelligence agents and spies. During the yesterday clashes, the people broke the windows of the Howza (seminary), one of the centers used to suppress the protesters.
In Monirieh district in Tehran, the Guards and riot police chased young protesters and arrested a number of people.
The regime has shut down schools in some cities, such as Farsan, Shahr-e Kord and Mahabad to force the students to participate in government counter-demonstrations; a scandal that well reflects the fear of this regime from the Iranian people uprising.

Tehran-Sit-in protest by the families of arrested in recent demonstrations
Tehran-Sit-in protest by the families of arrested in recent demonstrations
families and friends of those who have been arrested during the recent uprisings in many cities in Iran gathered in front of the notorious Evin prison to demand the release of their loved ones.
during past 10 days of nationwide uprisings in more than 100 cities and towns, some 3000+ individuals, mostly the young, have been arrested. Many of them have been transferred to the notorious Evin Prison in Tehran. Reports indicate that at least 50 people have also been killed by the security forces.
Families of those arrested have been going to Tehran's Evin Prison to demand the release of their loved ones.


MARYAM RAJAVI’S MESSAGE TO THE IRANIANS’ RALLY IN WASHINGTON, D.C. TO SUPPORT IRAN UPRISING

DAY 9 OF IRAN PROTEST 5 January 2018 
 Iranian protester - Iran protest

Video: Kermanshah; Security forces clash with protesters
Security forces attacked demonstrators after thousands of protesters went to the streets on Friday. Protesters chanted 'Don't be afraid, we are all together.'
Security forces including Iran Revolutionary Guards and the Basij militias have been deployed in dozens and hundreds in different cities to put down the unrest. But the frustrated and angry people keep comming to the streets to protest and let their voices be heard.
The protesters call on the international community to stand with them and support their just cause.

Friday, January 5th, on the ninth day of the uprising, Tabriz residents turned the football match between the Tabriz Tractorsazi team and Tehran Esteqlal team, which was held at the Sahand Stadium of Tabriz, to the scene of hatred against the mullahs’ regime. During the match, the crowd at the stadium chanted, “Feel shame Khameini, Let go of the country”, “Villain, Villain, cowardly Bassiji”, “Not Gaza, not Lebanon, my life (only) for Iran.” The people also chanted slogans in Turkish such as “Azerbaijan people do not accept humiliation.”
The mullahs’ regime cut off the Internet inside the stadium. The regime’s radio-television, which was broadcasting the match, stopped live broadcast when the people repeated the slogans. By throwing smoke grenades, the youth protested the TV for not broadcasting their voice.
On their way back from the stadium, people chanted “Death on Khamenei.” The riot police had stationed water-cannon trucks on their path, and a helicopter was continually flying over the people who were coming out of the stadium.
This massive demonstration took place despite the fact that the repressive forces had set up check points along the roads from Khoy, Urumia and Ardabil to Tabriz. They threatened the passengers in Ardebil and Urmia buses going to Tabriz to watch the match, and seized cell phones of some of them. At the entrance to the Sahand Stadium, the repressive forces had an intense presence, and by limiting the number of entrance doors and threatening the crowd, they tried to prevent the people from chanting slogans.
In fear of spreading the protests of the people of Tabriz during this match, the oppressive organs escalated repressive measures in Tabriz. Eight buses transferred riot guards from other towns to Valiasr garrison to replace them with indigenous soldiers in the garrison.
Even in the evening, protesting brave youths rallied on Abressan and Rah-e Ahan avenues and chanted “Death to Dictator.”

Iran, Arak, Angry protesters attacked the office of the governor
On Friday, Jan. 5th, Protesters in the city of Arak, the home to Iran's heavy water reactor took to the streets to show their anger and frustration at the regime.
They took down the main gate of the governor's building and chant anti-government slogans.

Tabriz Socor Match Turned into Anti-Government Protest
A football match between two local football club in the City of Tabriz turned in to an anti-government protest on Friday, Jan. 5th.
The spectators started to chant 'Azerbaijani citizen will not be humiliated.' The entire stadium turned into a anti-government demonstration.

Also in Koochakhan stadium in Rasht a people chanted: death to Khamenei
At 1800 in Tehran people chanted  death to the ductator
The people in Takestan continued their protest

Ghazvin, Iran; People chant 'Death to Rouhani', 'Death to the dictator
Ghazvin, Protesters poured again into the streets on Friday, Jan. 5, shouting anti-government slogans. Thousands shouted 'Death to Rouhani' & 'Death to the Dictator'.
The protests were extended well into the night, where people could proceed with their demonstration under the cover of the dark.

Security Council Upbraids Iran Regime for Mass Murder and Arrest of Protesters

Legitimate right of people to overthrow religious fascism and establishment of democracy must be recognized

The Iranian Resistance asks today's UN Security Council to defend the legitimate and natural right of the Iranian people to overthrow the religious fascism ruling Iran and to achieve the freedom they have been uprising for, and to strongly condemn and hold accountable the mullahs’ regime for killing defenseless and unarmed demonstrators; measures that are a clear indication of a crime against humanity, and confronting them is the responsibility of the United Nations Security Council.


2,500 Arrests in the First Week of the Uprising
90% of detainees are young people under the age of 25
The clerical regime, incapable of fighting the uprising of people across the country, has increased the dimensions of blind arrests. According to a preliminary report, the number of arrests in the first week of the uprising in more than 120 cities reaches 2,500. Confession of authorities and organs of the regime regarding the statistics of arrests in 15 cities are as follows:

DAY 8 OF IRAN PROTEST 4 January 2018 


Unannounced curfew and mass arrests in Izeh

Unannounced curfew and mass arrests in Izeh
Following the heroic uprising of the people of Izeh (in Khuzestan province) where the repressive forces were inable to confront the people and many of the regime’s mercenaries ran away, the mullahs' regime dispatched many groups of IRGC and Bassij forces from the surrounding areas to suppress the people, and practically imposed an unannounced curfew in this city. Guards and other agents are constantly patrolling on vehicles or on foot across the city, especially during the night. 
IRGC and intelligence forces arrested a large number of youths in the city. Arrests are going on. The number of arrestees amounts to at least 116. The mullahs’ regime is trying in vain to prevent the continuation of the uprising by creating fear among the youth. The reality is that these crimes only make the people more determined to overthrow this regime.
While saluting the martyrs and detainees of Izeh, the Iranian Resistance calls on the Security Council, the Secretary-General and other relevant organs of the United Nations to take immediate action to condemn the crimes of religious fascism ruling Iran against demonstrators, and to release the arrested people during recent days throughout Iran.

Rasht, ; people demand the mullahs to get lost

Continued protests and rallies as the uprising enters its second week
Rasht, ; people demand the mullahs to get lost
Iranians all over the country chant similar slogans. This means that all Iranians are with one voice calling for the eviction of this ruthless and anti-Iranian regime. These people also chant, Guns, Tanks and fires, mullahs must get lost.
Dezful, southern Iran: people chase the police and the guards after booing him
In Dezful, Southern Iran, hundreds of protesters chase the commander of the security forces while they booed and pushed him and his soldiers back.
Tehrani residents on the night of Thursday, Jan. 4 chant 'Death to Khamenei.' This city has been the sporadic scene of anti-government demonstration. Being the capital, it makes it so much more important that Tehran would not let cool down the heat of protests. The chants of 'Death to Khamenei' is an essential slogan that must be continued.  
Malayer, western Iran; a crowd of people rally in the street chanting 'while the Supreme Leader live like gods, people have to beg.' The clip was taken by a protester at the scene and put on the social media.
No to Gaza, No to Lebanon, my life for Iran' chant residents of Isfahan. They demand the money from the oil and other resources to be used on the people and their grievances. 
Also People chase the security forces out of their neighborhood This video is taken in one of the suburbs of the city, where people have chased the security forces out of their area.  A voice in this video says 'all the security forces have runaway. 
Mashhad, northern Iran: This city has once again become the scene of anti-government demonstration on Jan. 4th. The current uprisings in Iran started from Mashhad on Dec. 28 and quickly spread to other cities in the country. Now more than 50 cities in Iran have joined the protests demanding regime change. People chant 'Guns, Tanks and Fire, the mullahs must get lost.'
In Ahwaz, southern Iran, angry protesters defying the regime's intimidations to crackdown on the dissent, bring down the poster of the Islamic Republic founder, Khomeini and let people step on that to show their dislike toward the regime, an act that is rarely seen before.
Urumiah; anti-government demonstrations continue in the second week and took to the streets in thousands chanting anti-government slogans.
Aligudarz, western Iran; 'Khamenei shame, let go of the courntry'
Aligudarz, western Iran; Joining the nationwide demonstration, the people chant 'Khamenei shame and let go of the country'

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Stop increasingly ruthless crackdown and investigate deaths of protesters

              DAY 7 OF IRAN PROTEST 3 January 2018
Continued demonstrations and clashes in dozens of cities on the seventh day of the uprising
On Wednesday, January 3, on the seventh day of the uprising, in addition to Tehran, various cities of the country kept the flames of the uprising aflame.
In Zahedan’s Shirabad district skirmishes between the people and anti-riot forces occured. The mercenaries are firing on people and people are confronting with stones.
In Ahvaz, the Basijis have come to the scene with police uniforms. The Basijis motorcyclists are moving with a lot of noise. The mercenaries rotate their weapons to exacerbate their intimidation atmosphere.
The brave youth of the Shadegan region (Ahvaz) are confronting the attacks of anti-riot guards with throwing stones. 
In Bandar Abbas, the slogan of death to Khamenei, death to the dictator resonates everywhere. 
Dezful, southern Iran, demonstrators continue their protest well into the night on Wednesday, Jan. 3rd, and chant 'Seyyed Ali shame, let go of the government' a direct reference to the supreme leader, Ali Khamenei., and clashes in the Sabzeh Ghaba neighborhood broke out.
In Malayer, a rumbling of the slogan of the nation begs, Ayatollah Khamenei acts like the Lord, has filled the atmosphere of the city.
In Isfahan, skirmishes broke out between the people who were chanting Seyyed Ali shame on you, leave your reign, and the riot forces. The anti-riot police officers shot directly at the people.
In Ghourtan in Isfahan clashes broke out and the sound of blast is heard from the conflict zone.
Some law enforcement officers fled during a clash with the demonstrators in Joughabad, Isfahan. In Kermanshah, some police officers escaped the brave youth.
A large crowd rallied on the street of Farmandary in Torbat Heydariyeh. People chanted slogans against the anti-riot forces: Do not be afraid, do not be afraid. We are all together. Leave Syria Think about us.
Urumieh, northwestern Iran, the chant of death to the dictator on Tueday Jan. 2nd is widely is used by the protesters all throughout the country, and especially in this city. The large crowd of angry protesters chant this slogan.

Tehran, security forces ride their motorcycles in the crowds to intimidate and scare the people, but while a rally is broken up in one palace, it is formed in another. 
The famous chant of 'Allah o-Akbar' which was widely heard during the 1979 revolution, is now resonating among the protesters. In this video shot on Wednesday, Jan. 3rd night in Tehran, people shout the same slogan. 
People say they no longer fear the police because they have nothing more to lose.
On the seventh day of the Iranian people uprising, and a few days after the religious fascism ruling Iran filtered many social networks, and cut off or severely restricted access to Internet in many areas, the IRGC commander  Jafari  said: 'Failure to control over cyberspace, which is managed overseas, and the officials’ failure in controlling this space, aggravated the turmoil; but when cyberspace was controlled, we saw a decrease in sedition.' (Fars News Agency-affiliated to IRGC - Jan. 3).
DAY 6 OF IRAN PROTEST 2 January 2018
Demonstrations, clashes despite heavy repression on the sixth day of the uprising

Demonstrations of the Iranian people and the youth continued on Tuesday for the sixth consecutive day in different cities.
In Rasht, protesters throw hand grenades to the Basijis in the alleyways leading to the Sabzeh Maidan.
In Hamedan, the people demontrated with the slogans of “Khamenei is a murderer, his rule is void”, “death to Khamenei”, and “Khamenei shame on your conspiracy” and took control of the Basij station called Shafi'i.
In Islamabad Gharb, the repressive forces attacked protesters and arrested some of them.
In Isfahan's Foolad Shahr, a demonstration with the slogan of “Iran must know, the movement is continuing” was held.
In Tabriz, scores of Revolutionary Guards, Bassij militias, and anti-riot guards, packed on the central streets of the city including the Clock Square, were deployed. Confrontation broke out between the courageous people and mercenaries, and the people defend themselves with hand grenades.
In Ghahderijan (Isfahan province), families of detainees called for the release of their detainees in front of the IRGC and other repressive organs. Last night, the Guards and the criminal Basijis martyred 10 young protesters by direct shooting.
In Behbahan, courageous youth burned down the seminary of the mullahs as a sign of disgust from the corrupt and criminal mullahs.
Kashan, Thousands demonstrate calling for the eviction of the mullahs' regime
In this city of millions of people, thousands of demonstrators chant 'Guns, Tank, and fire, the mullahs must get lost.' These demonstrations which happen every since Thursday, Dec. 30, continue well into nights. people use the cover of the dark to avoid being arrested by the security forces. This has prevented the government to gain an upper hand on these uprisings. 
Following the gathering of Gohardasht people in Karaj, the Basijis of the Jahangir area brutally attacked them.
The regime's murderers in many cities are demolishing cars, shops and personal belongings of people in order to blame it on the protesters and to tarnish their images.
Despite the scandalous attempt of the regime to launch counter-demonstrations in some cities, the people in different cities came to the streets again on the seventh day of the uprising to cry their hatred of the ominous regime of mullahs. 
In Tehran, in spite of the intensive presence of repressive forces, including police and intelligence forces, IRGC, Bassij, plainclothes and riot police and motorcyclist mercenaries, various parts of Tehran were host to demonstrations and confrontation of angry youths with repressive forces. In the streets of northern Kargar and Rustam, a severe conflict broke out between the people and the riot police.
In Enqelab Square, the riot police attacked the people who were chanting “Khamenei, shame on your deception”, “Death to the dictator” and “we die, but we take Iran back”; and a violent clash broke out between the criminal riot police and the people. Some young people were injured and harmed in these clashes, but others replaced them. 
 In Gandhi Street it is not possible to move to Enqelab Square due to heavy traffic and the people are rallying toward Enqelab Square chanting 'Death to the dictator'. In the Jomhouri Ave. the people are demonstrating. In Valiasr Ave. the people chanted “I’ll kill whoever killed my brother” and clashed with the riot police. 
In Kargar Ave. the crowd are rallying chanting “Death to the Dictator”, “I’ll kill whoever killed my brother”, “Death to Khamenei” and “We shall fight, we shall die, we shall take Iran back.” In the Keshavarz Boulevard too people rallied.
The clerical regime has installed shotguns on the roof of government buildings in the streets surrounding Enqelab Square.
In yet another event, the families of detainees in Tehran gathered in front of the Evin Prison today. According to the regime, 450 people were arrested in Tehran only in days December 30 till January 1st.
In fear of spread of the demonstration in Tehran, the mullahs’ regime has imposed a heavy filtering in the city.
Masjed-Soleiman, Southern Iran; On Tuesday, Jan. 2nd, demonstrators tore off the large banner of the Supreme Leader, Ali Khamenei and chanted 'Death to You' pointing to the so-called 'leader'.
Other video clips from the same city shows people are pushing the security forces barricades to converge in the city's main square while chanting anti government slogans. 

In a weak reaction Rouhani call President Macron.
Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran in a statement said:

Rouhani's remarks, in an appeal to the French President, reflect his panic over the popular uprising and the popularity of the PMOI
Citing Iran's 'state television', AFP reported that while making a clear allusion to the People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran, Rouhani told President Macron, 'We criticize the fact that a terrorist group has a base in France and acts against the Iranian people and encourages violence. We expect the French government to act against this terrorist group '.
These remarks reflect above all the anxiety of the mullahs' regime in the face of the expansion of the uprising against the religious dictatorship and the growing popularity of the People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI) and the Iranian Resistance. Rouhani accused the PMOI of violence, while the European Union , its member countries, as well as the United States, strongly criticized the Iranian regime for the repression of demonstrations, killing and seriously injuring many people and President Macron has expressed concern on the death of the protestors.  To date, dozens of unarmed protesters have been killed by Revolutionary Guards and thousands more arrested.
According to the press release of the Presidency of the French Republic, this call 'that was planned before the demonstrations in Iran in recent days 'has allowed the President of the Republic to express his concern about the number of victims related to demonstrations 'and encourage Rouhani' to show restraint and calming down the situation 'and stress that' fundamental freedoms, including freedom of expression and demonstration, must be respected.”
However, Rouhani and the mullahs' regime have preferred to also censor the French President's remarks. Rouhani has tried, with clumsiness, to gain credibility from the contact of the French President, at this critical period that the death knell for the regime is ringing. 
Today the United States representative to the United Nations called for a Security Council session to address the crackdown on the uprising of the Iranian people. For years, the Iranian Resistance has been demanding that crimes against humanity committed by the mullahs' regime, in particular the massacre of 30,000 political prisoners in 1988, be investigated.
DAY 5 OF IRAN PROTEST  1 January 2018:
Videos show large demonstrations in different parts of the capital Tehran on Jan. 1st

Takestan: Orotesters clashed with the security forces
On the fifth day of the nationwide uprising against the mullahs’ regime, in 50 different cities, such as:
In fifth day there there are intense clashes and fight between the people and the IRGC forces
in Eze and kermanshah also in Karaj 

cars belonging to the mullahs' regime in the Qom seminary school which produces more mullahs was set ablaze on the night of Jan. 1st after those mullahs were called to confront the protesters.  

people took to the streets en mass in Tehran and dozens of other cities across the country, chanting
“Death to Khamenei”, “Khamenei, shame on you, Let go the country”. 
In the following video clips received from the capital Tehran, protesters continued their demonstrations against the very top officials of the regime. chanting 'Death to the dictator', 'Death to Khamenei', ' the mullahs government must be toppled', 'compatriots, cry out your rights', and many other slogans. 
This is while the repressive forces are in full alert and are using their full force to prevent the formation of demonstrations and gatherings. In many cities, there are intense clashes between the people and the IRGC forces.
During the nationwide uprising on Saturday and Sunday, December 30th and 31st, at least 12 demonstrators were martyred by repressive forces, including in the cities of Dorood, Tuyserkan, Izeh, Hamedan and Shahin Shahr. The real number of martyrs is more, which will subsequently be announced in more detail.
The Iranian Resistance calls on the UN Security Council, the United States and the European Union to take urgent action to prevent the crimes against humanity against protesters by the mullahs’ regime.
Brigadier Hossein Zolfaghari, the security deputy of the Interior Ministry, threatened protesters on Monday, January 1st to reinforce more control, acknowledging that more than 90 percent of the detainees are youths and teenagers with an average age of under 25. ILNA, the state news agency, wrote on January 1st that by Sunday law enforcement and judicial authorities had reported more than 400 people were arrested during recent protests.
In fear of overthrow and desperate of confronting the popular nationwide uprising, the clerical regime has started blind arrests and so far detained at least 1,000 in the first four days of the uprising.

 Armin Sadeghi- 13 year was killed in Khomeini shar-Isfehan

Armin Sadeghi- 13 year was killed in Khomeini shar-Isfehan



MOhsen viyrashi , Mohammad Dhobak ,Hossein Reshto ,killed during anti-government protests respectively on ​30 Dec. 2017​ in Dorood
Amir Hossein Paie
 Amir Hossein Paie a teenager who was Beating with baton and killed
 on ​30 Dec. 2017​ in Dorood
Hamzeh Lashtizand
Hamzeh Lashtizand  killed during anti-government protests respectively on ​30 Dec. 2017​ in Dorood
At Least 30 Protesters Killed
By late Monday night, 2 January 2018, at the end of the fifth day of the nationwide uprising of the Iranian people against the clerical regime, IRGC and other state security forces have shot dead at least 30 protesters. Ten of the deaths came on Monday in Ghahdirijan (Isfahan province). Other cities in which state security forces have killed protesters were Doroud, Izeh, Toysirkan, Shahin-Shahr, Hamedan, and Nourabad.
Tehran province’s deputy governor, Ali-Asghar Nasserbakht, told the state-run news agency ILNA on Tuesday that, “Yesterday a hundred people were arrested in Tehran and the total number of detainees in Tehran during 31st December, and 1st and 2nd of January, has reached 450.”
Nematolah Salehi,
Nematolah Salehi, who was killed by regime forces during the IranProtests on Jan. 1 in Isfahan 
Maryam Rajvi's Call for Uprising and Fearful Admission of Iran Regime's Official to PMOI/MEK's Leading Role
On Monday January 1, 2017. Mohammad Ali Asoudi, the senior consultant to Khamenei’s representative in the Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC), in an interview with the state run ‘Daneshjou’ press agency stated:
“Concerning the recent unrest and events in some cities in the country… those who have rightful demands, should not take to streets, since these rallies are being abused and some insurgents destroy the public property!”
The Senior IRGC commander further added: “regarding the presence of the members and affiliates of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran in these riots, it is notable that when Maryam Rajavi officially sends a message and calls everyone to take into scene, it is evident that they (PMOI/MEK) members and supporters are in the front row.

DAY 4 OF IRAN PROTEST:
On the fourth day of the nationwide uprising against the mullahs’ regime, demonstrations continue in different cities across the country such as 
Tehran, Kermanshah, Tuyserkan, Dorood, Gorgan, Ilam, Shahriar, Mashhad, Chabahar, Ardebil, Maragheh, Urmia, Nahavand, Khoy, Sanandaj, Behshahr, Takestan, Shooshtar, Tabriz, Rasht, Khoramdarreh, EsfahanOrumiah and others.

Demonstrations and clashes across Tehran continued till late in the night. In order to confront the attacks by anti-riot mercenaries, the youth set fire to garbage bins at Enqelab Ave- Kargar. They also chanted, “Do not fear, do not fear, we are all together” and “Death to Dictator”. The people clashed with the guards and punished them.
At Vali-Asr square, the youth set fire to a police vehicle.
In the Ferdowsi Ave., the people are chanting “Seyyed Ali (Khamenei) shame on you, let go the country”, and clashed with the guards. In Qal’e Hassan Khan in Tehran the people started their uprising.
In Mashhad, the people are chanting “Seyyed Ali (Khamenei) shame on you, let go the country” and “We shall not leave Mashhad until we get it back”. Various suppressive forces are trying to disperse people at Mellat park and Emamat st. The regime’s mercenaries try to arrest whoever wants to take films.
In Ilam, the people attacked government buildings while chanting “Death to Khamenei”. In Shooshtar, brave youths attacked riot police vehicle and punished them.
In Rasht, the people chanted, “I shall kill whoever killed my brother.”
In Tusyerkan, following a brutal attack of the Revolutionary Guards on the crowd, one of the demonstrators, was martyred, and some other wounded. The angry people chanted “Death to Khamenei” and set fire to a government vehicle and many parts of the governorate.
In Ardebil, fighting with anti-riot forces continues.
In Sanandaj, the people chanted “Political prisoners must be freed”, and clashed with anti-riot guards.
In Khorramdarreh, the regime’s mercenaries attacked the protesters which turned into clashes. The anti-riot guards threw tear gas at people.
In Behshahr, the repressive forces severely battered the demonstrators.
In Ahwaz, courageous young people seized the vehicle of a special unit.
In Chabahar, people chant, “So many troops have come against (Supreme) Leader”.
In Hamadan, Aligudarz and Urmia, people continue their protests by chanting anti-regime slogans.
On the fourth day of the nationwide uprising, at least two protesters in the city of Izeh (Khuzestan province) were martyred by direct shots of the Revolutionary Guards, and some were injured. The ambulance and shooting sounds come from all over the city.
In another development, one of the protesters was shot dead by the Revolutionary Guards’ shooting in Toyserkan (Hamadan province) and some others were wounded. The details of these inhuman crimes will subsequently be notified.
Iranian regime has threatened to crush protestors with an “iron fist” after two people were killed in a day of violent demonstrations across the Islamic republic yesterday.
Burning of Government Vehicles in Tuyserkan and Kermanshah
The scope of the uprising against the mullahs’ regime continues to spread and includes vaster parts of Iran.
In Tuyserkan, the people booed the anti-riot unit that was making a lot of noise to intimidate the people. The regime’s mercenaries fired tear gas to disperse the protesters. The people set ablaze a government vehicle in front of the governorate.
In Doroud, the brave people were demonstrating while chanting “death to the dictator”, and “Vigilant people, Support, Support”, and “Fellow citizens, we are waiting for you.
In Tehran, in the Enqelab (Revolution) Square, the police attacked the people who were chanting “Death to Dictator”; however, it turned to a clash. At the University of Tehran, while the security forces are stationed in front of the university, the students are chanting “No embezzlement, No JCPOA, just Resistance”.
At Azadi Square in Kermanshah, the police attacked the crowd and it turned to clashes. The criminal IRGC forces severely beat and injured the youth. A government vehicle was burnt by protesters.
In Ardabil, the anti-riot guards attacked the protesters at the Khomeini intersection.

DAY 3 OF IRAN PROTEST:
On Saturday December 30, on the third day of the nationwide uprising, the flames of uprising against the clerical regime became more intense and the people, especially the women and youth of various cities, confronted the attacks of the repressive forces and invaded many government centers.
In Shiraz, the angry people burned the banners of Ghassem Soleimani, the commander of the terrorist Quds force. They were attacked by IRGC bike riders when they chanted slogans against Khamenei, and a rigorous clash between them broke out.
Tehran University students are chanting 'Reformists, Principalists, the time is over for you'. And 'Khamenei shame on you, step down from the government.'
The students also chant 'Death to the dictators.'
during the bringing down of the Khamenei's banner besides “Meghdad” basij centre in Azadi Street, a rigorous confrontation between the mercenaries and the demonstrators took place. In the street of Ferdowsi, the demonstrators also burned a number of posters and banners of the regime's agents. They also burned tires to block the passage of repressive forces.
At Vali Asr crossing also in Tehran, at sunset, a clash between repressive forces and demonstrators left several people injured.
In the Revolution Square, the people chanted 'Down with the principle of Velayat-e-faqih (Supreme Leadership)', tore down regime’s banners and broke the glasses of an anti-riot vehicle. The youth shouted at Revolution Street: 'Come on, sir [Khamenei].' People in the Daneshjou park chanted: 'Shame on you Khamenei, Let go the country'
In the Keshavarz Blvd, the Tehran municipality building of District 2 of Zone 6 was attacked by demonstrators.
The brave youth of Doroud protested with the slogan of 'Death to Khamenei'. The criminal Guards and Basijis shot the courageous young people and killed at least two people. Angry people burned the governorate of this city.
In Karaj, a special anti-riot motorcycle was burnt down by the people. They also attacked the city's judiciary building.
In Arak, the people attacked the police center with chants of death to Khamenei. They turned over a police car during the demonstration.
With the darkness of the air, tens of thousands of Ahwaz people rallied. The protesters' clashes with the mercenaries of the special unit and the police force were drawn to all the streets leading to the Naderi main street. The brave youth captured the anti-riot unit vehicle.
In Khomeini Square, Najaf Abad, people broke the sign of Khomeini, throwing a grenade to the poster of Khamenei.
Following the demonstration of the brave people of Khorramabad and the attack of the repressive forces, the governorate of the city was also set on fire.
The brave young people of Kermanshah blasted a Basiji. The security forces arrested a number of people.
In Behbahan, young people also brought down Khamenei's despicable picture.
Malayer youths attacked the regime's judiciary while chanting anti-government slogans.
The people of Sabzevar rallied for the second day, which led to confrontation with the attack of repressive forces. People attacked government buildings.
The rallies of thousands of people in Bandar Abbas were drawn into conflicts with repressive forces. The angry youth brought down Khamenei's images and attacked the Revolutionary Guards Corps Centre in the city.

Anti-regime protests of students at Tehran University; clashes with regime suppressive security forces
December 30, 2017. Students from Tehran University today joined the Uprising against high costs, and chanted: Death to the dictator and Khamenei shame on you, let go the country.
They also chanted: "You reformists & the principlist, this is the end of the story"
DAY 2 OF IRAN PROTEST:
Nightly Protest Rallies in Different Cities
Chants of “Death to Khamenei”, “Shame on you Khamenei, Let go the country”
The protests across different cities of the country, including Ahvaz, Rasht, Sari, Hamedan, Qom, Qazvin, Sabzevar, Bojnourd, Isfahan, Shiraz, Karaj, Quchan and Zahedan, continued overnight despite demonstrations and clashes all day Friday.
By the sunset, Basij mercenaries attacked protesters in an organized way and arrested the people or brutally beat them in many cities. On the other hand, people identified mercenaries and spies and introduced them to each other.
Maryam Rajavi: Messages on second day of  No to High Prices"- Uprising, :
On its second day, the “No to High Prices 'uprising was spread to vast parts of Iran. In Isfahan, the protesters chanted 'Death to Khamenei'. In Rasht, the people rushed to the streets chanting 'Death to the dictator', 'Death to Khamenei', 'Today is the mourning day, the rights of our nation are plundered by mullahs', 'The mullahs shame on you, abandon the country', 'We die, and will get back Iran'. When attacked by the police, they chanted 'Police, go arrest the thieves'.
The people of Khorramabad demonstrated in protest against general repression and poverty throughout the country. They chanted: 'What happened to our money? It is lost in Syria!”, 'What is free in Iran? Theft and tyranny”. 'Vigilant Iranian, Support, Support!”, 'Iranian dies, does not tolerate humiliation'.
 In Qom, the protesters chanted: 'Khamenei, shame on you, abandon the rule”, 'Death to Khamenei', 'We don’t want British mullah”, “Useless mullah is just the nation’s shame”. 
In Qazvin, the people chanted 'Fellow countrymen, rush to the streets, and shout for your rights”. The people of Bojnourd chanted in protest against the looting of the Velayat-e faqih system: 'They have made Islam as a platform to suppress people”.  The people of Sabzevar also joined the nationwide protests against the oppressive and corrupt mullahs’ regime.
On its second day, the “No to High Prices” uprising, spread to vast parts of Iran. In Isfahan, the protesters chanted "Death to Khamenei". In Rasht, the people rushed to the streets chanting "Death to the dictator", "Death to Khamenei", "Today is the mourning day, the rights of our nation is plundered by mullahs", " shame on you mullahs, let go the country", "We die, and will take back Iran". When attacked by the police, they chanted "Hey Police, go get the thieves".
The people of Khorramabad demonstrated against repression and poverty throughout the country. They chanted: "What happened to our money? It is lost in Syria!”, "What is free in Iran? Theft and tyranny”. "Vigilant Iranian, Support, Support!”, "Iranian dies, does not tolerate humiliation".
According to the information provided by a vast network of the PMOI- People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran inside the country, the anti-government uprisings are spreading to other major cities including Isfahan, Rasht and Qom. 
espite that the night sets in Iran, people continue their demonstration while their slogans turn political and anti-establishment from the earlier economic grievances. 
In the religious city of Qom, where there are many religious seminaries, people have been out in the streets chanting anti-regime slogans. 
The slogan against the Supreme Leader, Ali Khamenei telling him to 'shame and let go of the government' is for the first time during the past two days of the popular uprising in Iran.
People also chanted 'Death to Hezbollah
the religious city of Qom

People are calling on the security forces to side with the people and not the oppressive regime of the mullahs.
Isfahan residents on the banks of Zayandeh-rood River tell the security forces to support them.
Uprisings of Kermanshah and Mashhad and other cities are death knell for the corrupt dictatorship of mullahs, and the rise of democracy, justice and popular sovereignty
Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, President-elect of the Iranian Resistance, saluted the heroic people of Kermanshah and other cities who rose up today chanting “death or freedom”, “death to Rouhani”, “death to the dictator”, and “political prisoners must be freed”, and protested against high prices, poverty and corruption.
She said, “Yesterday Mashhad, today Kermanshah, and tomorrow throughout Iran; this uprising has tolled the death knell for the overthrow of the totally corrupt dictatorship of the mullahs, and is the rise of democracy, justice and popular sovereignty.
Mrs. Rajavi called on all the people, especially the youth and women throughout the country, to join the "No to High Prices" uprising, saying that “the corrupt dictatorship of the mullahs will undoubtedly fail against your national unity and solidarity, resistance and continuity of your rightful uprisings.”
She added that the record of the mullahs’ rule for the past four decades has been nothing but inflation, poverty and corruption, torture and execution, killings and aggression. The bulk of the people's wealth, including the money released in the nuclear deal, is either spent on repression and export of terrorism and war, or is plundered by the regime's leaders. The overthrow of the religious fascism is the first step to get out of the crisis that is intensifying every day.
She said that the mullahs’ regime has no future; investment on it is doomed to failure, and it is time for the international community to not tie their fate to this regime and recognize the Iranian people Resistance to overthrow that regime.
Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran December 29, 2017
Maryam Rajavi:  Uprisings of Kermanshah

Khorram-Abad: residents at 'Que Square' in protest to cruelty and injustice

Thousands of Iranians of residents of the city of Kermanshah, central Iran purred to streets 
chanted anti-regime slogans, including against the regime's President Hassan Rouhani, December 29 a huge rally by thousands of Kurdish people In Kermanshah  is going on now they chanted:
"Free political prisoners"
"Death to Dictator" "Death to Rouhani"
"Death or freedom"
"don't be scared, we are all together."
'No to Gaz, no to Lebanon, I sacrifice my life for Iran.'
Syria, think about us, " "don't be scared, we are all together."

DAY 1 OF IRAN PROTEST:
Maryam Rajavi
Maryam Rajavi
Maryam Rajavi
Maryam Rajavi

courageous protests  in vast parts of Iran today, once again demonstrate that overthrow of  clerical regime and replacing it with democracy and popular sovereignty is a nationalist & nationwide demand
Reliable and eyewitness reports from inside Iran indicate that on Thursday, December 28, a huge rally by thousands of plundered investors in the city of Mashhad, northeastern Iran was organized to protest the unprecedented increase in the living costs putting heavy burdens on people's everyday life. The demonstrators staged the protest in front of the city hall in Mashhad.

Mashhad is the second most populous city in Iran and capital of Razavi Khorasan Province. It is located in the northeast of the country, bordering with Turkmenistan and Afghanistan.


The residents of Mashhad were protesting against the rising cost of living.

There were angry chants of "Death to the Dictator" and "Death to Rouhani."

The demonstrators also chanted "Forget about Syria, think about us, " "don't be scared, we are all together."

Similar protests were held in cities of Neyshabur and Shahroud.

In Mashhad, repressive state security forces attacked protesters

Maryam Rajavi send a message:
 She call on the nation, particularly the youths of
ran, to rise in support of the major upheaval in
Mashhad. The only way out of economic and social problems, is the overthrow of the mullahs’ regime.

In today's demonstrations in Mashhad, the IRGC forces, Basij militia on motorcycles, plainclothes guards, and riot police arrested a large number of protesters. The number of detainees in Mashhad is at least 100.



Washington, D.C., December 28, 2017 - Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) today released the following statement on the protests against the Iranian regime in the city of Mashhad:
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Baghdad Post, Dec 29, 2017 -  Maryam Rajavi: Uprising across Iran proves toppling regime "public demand"

AFP, December 28, 2017 -Protests in Iran second city Mashhad over high prices: media

The Daily Star, Dec. 28, 2017 - :Protests in the second biggest city over high prices

Al Arabiya, 28 December 2017  -Protesters in Iran raise slogans against Rouhani, Khamenei

DEBEKA files, Dec. 28, 2017 - Anti-corruption protests spread from Tehran to other Iranian cities

The Tower, Dec. 28, 2017 -Expert: Protests Spurred by Economic Uncertainty Show Iran’s Vulnerability to Sanctions

 National Post, Dec. 28, 2017- Protesters arrested in Iran after rally against price hikes


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