Sunday, March 11, 2018

Iran-the End of Persian Year, Prelude to Protests in New Year-full report of The Fire Festival uprising

For one day, Iranian people defy regime during annual festival

Two months after massive uprisings erupted across Iran, the ruling regime is still hard-pressed to re-establish its control over the country. The regime’s waning power was emphasized again on Tuesday when protesters poured to the streets on the occasion of Iran’s Fire Festival. Iran’s rulers have always been disdainful of the Fire Festival, an ancient Persian tradition that takes place on the last Tuesday before the Iranian New Year, during which people head outdoors to celebrate by jumping over small fires and lighting firecrackers and fireworks.


Hundreds Were Arrested During The Country’s Fire Festival
The Iranian regime resorted to crack down on people celebrating the country’ fire festival which is annually celebrated on the eve of the last Tuesday of Persian calendar year.
The State Security forces were on full alert and oppressive measures taken by the regime, including widespread arrests.
According to the Security Force officials hundreds were arrested in different cities.
Tehran police chief Hossein Rahimi announced that 74 people were arrested for “breaking the norms” and “using dangerous explosives.” (The state-run Jam News, March


Chants Of "Death to Khamenei", "Death to the Dictator"; And Burning Images of Khomeini, Khamenei and Rouhani

In spite of the extensive repressive measures and security forces on full alert, the courageous youth across different cities in Iran, turned the celebration of Chaharshanbeh Souri into a scene of expressing protest and disgust against the religious fascism ruling Iran.
According to reports from Tehran and other cities such as Kermanshah, Ahwaz, Qom, Noorabad of Lorestan, Golmoghan of Ardabil, Saveh, ... photos and banners of Khamenei, Khomeini and Rouhani as well as many repression centers were set ablaze by the youth, and the slogans “Death to Khamenei” and “Death to the Dictator” were chanted in many cities of the country.
On a balloon that the young people in Kermanshah sent to the air it was written “Death to Khamenei, IRGC, Bassij and Police”. Also, brave youths in Kermanshah burned up a great banner of Khamenei in Kermanshah last night (March 12).
Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran
March 13, 2018

The End of Persian Year, Prelude to Protests in New Year
By Hossein Abedini

The Persian New Year will begin next Tuesday as Iranian people face serious economic and social crises.
According to the reports and analyses, not only the Iranians recent nationwide uprising has not stopped but it has deepened.
The authorities anxiously expect new anti-regime protests in the coming New Year but before the end of the current year, the theocracy faces a dangerous situation in the night before the last Wednesday of the year, which is famously known ”Chaharshanbe Souri”.
Actually, the Chaharshanbe Souri is an ancient event, which people celebrate by making bonefire and using firecracker. For the fundamentalist clerics in Tehran, the event is a nightmare because it is an opportunity for millions of Iranians to come to the streets and new wave of protests could happen.
But this year the regime is much more frightened because Iranians are determined to turn the event into political protests.
Thus, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) has mobilised its oppressive forces to control major cities and in particular the capital, Tehran, as well as Mashhad, Shiraz, Qom, Isfahan etc.


Following is the link of  the videos:

Iran, Young protesters burn down government trash cans in protest against the clerical regime

Tehran, Sadeghieh square - Young protestors set fire to the regime's trash cans marking the Feast of Fire, but expressing thier anger and frustration against the corrupt and tyrannical mullahs' regime. March 13, 2018

Iran youth throw firecrackers as they close down roads

Young men in Ali Abad district of the capital, throw firecrackers as they closed down the streets in their neighborhood. Security forces were afraid to get involved and none could be seen in the vicinity.

Police clashed with youth in Shahin-Shahr

The Iranian regime closed down roads in Shahin Shahr, near the main central city of Esfahan, and clashes erupted between the oppressive security forces and the youth. The police fired tear gas to disperse the protesters.

Firecrackers exploding right in front of security forces

Firecrackers exploding right in front of security forces, afraid to react, in Behbahan, south -west of Iran. March 13, 2018

Youth throw firecrackers at Basij headquarters in Varamni, the small town north of Tehran. March 13, 2018

Shahr Rey youth, set fire on government garbage can

Fire Festival, Shahr Rey - Youth, set fire to garbage bin, and chase away a fire truck with firecrackers before it had a chance to put the fire out. March 13, 2018

'Students' park - Police force is keeping its distance from the protesting celebrators

Youth in Ahwaz confront savage Basij forces
Ahwaz, March 13, 2018 – Ahwazi youth activists confronted oppressive Basij forces in Kian Pars district using defensive and preventing measure to avert a raid by the security forces. They used fireworks and firecrackers as they were confronted by the riot police.
Witnesses reported that the sound of firecrackers were continuous and people set Khamenei's posters on fire.

The Fox News interviewed two of the protest organizers from their home base in Iran.
click here to read the interview

Iran’s traditional Fire Festival set to upset regime

For thousands of years now, Iran has witnessed a Fire Festival on the last Tuesday of every year. Iranians ring in the New Year on the spring equinox, which corresponds to March 20 this year. But first, they bid winter farewell by holding a national day of Charshanbeh Soori as it is called in Farsi, the language of Iran.

Charshanbeh Soori is a fire festival in the tradition of Iran’s ancient Zoroastrian religion whose adherents believed in the duality of light (good) and darkness (evil).  By lighting bonfires in the streets at the end of the last Tuesday of each year and jumping over them, Iranians sing and chant, “Let your ruddiness be mine, my paleness be yours.” They also do some trick or treating that is called spoon-banging where youngsters in disguises visit neighbors and receive snacks. No Charshanbeh Soori would be complete without fireworks.

Iran’s ultra-right theocratic regime has discouraged Charshanbeh Soori and tries to dampen public enthusiasm for it by public displays of police and security forces warning residents to refrain from participating in the festival. However, Iranians have managed to ignore and sidestep regime intimidation and impediments to carry on with their rich traditions every year since 1979.

And so it is that every year Charshanbeh Soori has become a flashpoint between the Iranian public, particularly the youth, and the religious dictatorship’s shock troops who roam the streets in intimidation.


An Uprising Leading to Overthrow
is a good article by Mohammad Mohaddessin, chair of the NCRI Foreign Affairs Committee must read

Iran, March 13 2018 -

The Iranian National Fire Festival, which is held on the eve of the last Wednesday of the Persian calendar year, has begun in most cities

#MaryamRajavi calls on #Iranian ppl to raise up in support of #IranProtests."The mullahs must go. Sovereignty belongs to the people of #Iran‌."
#FireFest #4ShanbeSouri #PMOI #MEK

This National Fire Festival, has now become a focal point of Ayatollahs’ nightmare.
Mullahs' Regime Fear From Another Uprising in Fire Festival; Its Suppressive and Deterrent Measures
Every year, the Iranian people take advantage of this occasion to protest against the regime.
Mullah Mahmoud Salavati from Qom, South of Tehran,

Her is a video clip from Tehran

Brave Iranian youth attacked to the #IRGC bace in Lavasanat

Fire Festival celebrations begin in Sanandaj, in Kurdistan province, west of Iran. Youth begin exploding firecrackers.

Fearful Regime in Alert on the Verge of National Fire Festival

The regime’s security officials have expressed their deep anxiety over the potential escalation of anti-government protests during the fire festival, Chaharshanbeh Suri, to be held on the evening of Tuesday, March 13. This mood has been apparent in statements issued by Prosecutor Generals and Revolutionary Prosecutors of various provinces and cities around the country. In many cases, they have declared that they have set up a special branch to deal with violations and possible crimes related to Chaharshanbeh Suri.

IRGC Brigadier General Hossein Rahimi, commander of Greater Tehran's Police, warned on March 9 that those who would cause insecurity on Chahrshanbeh Souri (fire festival) would be arrested. He came back to the scene on March 7 and said: "Behaviors that are disruptive to the order ... is the red line of the police and we deal with them severely. The frorces will be on alert from 2:00 pm of Tuesday, and those who throw firecrackers from the vehicles and cause disturbance will be arrested themselves and their cars will be seized. We have discovered 100 million pieces of firecracker materials."
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The uprising in Iran will once again flare up. 
Flags of rebellious will be hoisted and brave activists will become the voice of voiceless.
On the eve of last Wednesday of the year, the day of Fire Festival, every street and every ally will become an anti-government bastion, and every home will become the resistance fortress for freedom and democracy.
On the eve the national Fire Festival, the brave youth and the rebellious hubs will start another uprising against the clerical dictatorship. Iran must be taken  back from this despotic regime.
The storm of uprising will never stop and will continue until the overthrow of this tyrannical regime. The uprising will continue until the establishment of freedom and democracy in Iran with the slogan of 'Down with the Dictator' and 'Down with Velayt e-Faqih (the guardianship of jurists).'
The spring of victory, freedom and democracy is near and Iran will be freed.

Monday, February 26, 2018

Iranian Justice Minister Alireza Avaei, a perpetrator of the 1988 massacre, has no place in UNHRC panel


IRAN NEWS UPDATE, 01 March 20 18-- On Wednesday, the UN Dispatch pointed to the previous day’s speech to the UN Human Rights Council by Iranian Justice Minister Alireza Avaei, in order to highlight the “contentious” relationship between that body and the Islamic Republic. Avaei’s speech had been a source of controversy since the list of speakers at the newly opened session of the HRC was publicized last week. The council noted that the Iranian official was not directly invited and that any UN member state may address a session’s opening and choose its own representative. Nonetheless, human rights activists and opponents of Iran’s clerical regime urged world powers and the HRC to condemn Avaei and cancel his speech.

NCRI specifically called upon the EU to condemn Avaei’s appearance before the HRC. AFP and AP also reported on the positions of the Iranian Resistance and quoted:

“Allowing Avaie to address the Human Rights Council is disgraceful and would make a mockery of the United Nations and its human rights mechanisms,” Shahin Gobadi, a member of the National Council of Resistance of Iran, told AFP

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Critics Blast UN for Giving Iran’s Justice Minister a Platform at Human Rights Council

The Tower, Feb, 28, 2018 - Protesters gathered outside as Iran’s Justice Minister Alireza Avaei, who is under a European Union travel ban for human rights violations, spoke before the United Nations Human Rights Council, The New York Times reported Tuesday.
Avaei, who, like his predecessor, Mustafa Pour-Mohammadi, played a role in thousands of summary executions in the 1980s, was sanctioned in 2011 by the European Union for “arbitrary arrests, denials of prisoners’ rights and increase of executions” during the time he served as President of Tehran Judiciary. He was able to attend the council’s opening session because Switzerland is not a member state of the EU.
A protest organized by the National Council of Resistance of Iran ( NCRI ) had about a hundred people outside the council’s building. One of the protesters told VOA News that Avaei was one of those responsible for carrying out the mass killings of political prisoners in 1988 at the behest of Iran’s Supreme Leader at the time, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.
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Iran’s Justice Minister Alireza Avaei,

Blacklisted Iranian Official Stirs Outrage at U.N. Human Rights Council

GENEVA, New York Times, Feb. 27, 2018 — He was a prosecutor of Iran’s Islamic revolution and acquired a notorious reputation for the arbitrary executions of thousands of opponents. A few decades later he oversaw the judiciary’s 2009 trials of anti-government protesters and was denounced overseas, not least by the United Nations .
But on Tuesday the former prosecutor, Alireza Avaei, now Iran’s minister of justice, appeared at the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, one of nearly 100 ministers and dignitaries to speak at the start of its main session this year. The reaction inside and outside the council was outrage.
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Justice Minister Alireza Avaei’

Iranian regime minister addresses UN rights body despite harsh criticism

GENEVA, Washington Post, Feb. 28, 2018 — Iran’s justice minister, a sanctioned human rights violator, unapologetically took the podium at the U.N.’s top human rights body Tuesday to berate U.S. and Saudi policies, defying calls for him to stay away in a visit a top U.S. diplomat said made a “mockery” of the body.
Justice Minister Alireza Avaei’s visit has been criticized because he’s faced EU sanctions for six years for his role in arbitrary arrests, denying prisoners’ rights, and increasing executions in Iran. Switzerland, which hosts a key U.N. office and the council, has also handed him economic sanctions — but not banned him from visiting.
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Protests Against U.N. Speech by Iran Regime's Minister, Implicated in Mass Executions

NCRI - The Iranian community in Switzerland, supporters of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), on Tuesday held a rally in front of the UN Headquarters in Geneva against Alireza Avaei, Justice Minster of the clerical regime, at the Human Rights Council.

Avaei has been directly implicated in the massacre of 30,000 political prisoners, the majority of whom were members and supporters of the main opposition movement, the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK), in 1988. He was a member of the Death Commission in Khuzestan Province that sent many political prisoners, including juveniles, to execution during the massacre.

Scores of families of victims of the 1988 massacre took part in Tuesday’s protest.

The Geneva protest continued for several hours despite the bitter cold weather. The protesters waved Iranian flags with the ‘lion and sun’ insignia.

AFP: Feb. 27, 2018.-Protests Against Presence of Iran Regime's Sanctioned Minister in U.N.

NCRI Submits a Complaint to the Swiss General Prosecutor Against Alireza Avaei

Appeal to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: Human Rights Council must be a forum to investigate Avaei’s crimes
Simultaneous with arrival of the Iranian regime’s Minister of Justice, Alireza Avaei, in Switzerland on February 26, Marc Bonnant, a distinguished Swiss lawyer, submitted a complaint on behalf of the NCRI to the Swiss General Prosecutor, Michael Lauber, calling for prosecution of Avaei for crimes against humanity. Avaei was one of the officials involved in Massacre of political prisoners in 1988.

The complaint file that contains criminal records of Avaei states that welcoming him in Switzerland “profoundly contradicts morale and the rights” and “the Human Rights Council of the United Nations is wrongly welcoming him to speak ironically about the human rights.” The complaint goes on saying that Avaei’s record “has earned him financial sanctions within the European Union” and he is also on the Swiss blacklist for “human rights violations, arbitrary arrests, denial of the rights of prisoners and executions.”

The file also refers to Avaei’s role in the 1988 massacre of political prisoners in the western province of Khuzestan, including Dezful, and based on eyewitness accounts adds: “In conclusion of a thorough analysis, the massacres of political opponents perpetrated during the great wave of repression from the end of July 1988 to January 1989, must be legally classified as crimes against humanity within the meaning of art. 7 of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court of 1998, the content of which is reflected in Art. 264a CP.”

In the meantime, Mohammad Mohaddessin, Chair of the NCRI’s Foreign Affairs Committee, wrote to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein, urging him to cancel Avaei’s intervention at the opening session of the Human Rights Council and said, this would remain “as a dark stain on the Council and would be considered as an affront against people of Iran in general and families of victims in particular.” He added, “It is now time to end offering important international forums on human rights to such criminals and instead take measures to hold them accountable and end their impunity. These forums must turn into bodies to investigate their crimes,” especially due to the fact that Avaei’s crimes has continued to date. As the Minister of Justice, he is directly or indirectly responsible for the arrest of at least 8000 people during the protests started on December 28, 2017, and killing of some 50 protesters in the streets or under torture.
Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran
February26, 2018

Nikki Haley: The Human Rights Council should be ashamed to allow Avaei to address its membership

Press Release: Ambassador Haley on Iran Human Rights Violator Speaking at UN Human Rights Council

February 25, 2018

This week, Iran’s Minister of Justice, Seyyed Alireza Avaei, is set to address the UN Human Rights Council. Mr. Avaei is responsible for some of the worst human rights violations in Iran, including preventing political freedoms and promoting repression, violence, and extrajudicial killings of political prisoners.
“The Human Rights Council should be ashamed to allow Mr. Avaei to address its membership. Yet again the Council discredits itself by allowing serial human rights abusers to highjack its work and make a mockery of its mandate to promote universal human rights. This does nothing but reinforce the United States’ call for much needed reforms at the Council for it to be viewed as a good investment of our time and money,” said Ambassador Haley.

the Iranian regime’s Justice Minister Alireza Avaei,

The Iranian Resistance condemns in the strongest terms the planned trip by the Iranian regime’s Justice Minister Alireza Avaei, a perpetrator of the 1988 massacre, to Geneva to address the United Nations Human Rights Council. It calls for his speech to be cancelled and for Avaei to face arrest and prosecution for crimes against humanity.

OIAC strongly denounces the planned appearance at the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) by Iranian Justice Minister Alireza Avaei,
We call on the United Nations Human Rights Council to resend its invitation to Avaei and urge it instead to consider rightful grievances of the 1988 massacre victims.”

the Iranian regime’s Justice Minister Alireza Avaei,

Ban Iran’s Justice Minister from addressing UN Human Rights Council over his role in crime against humanity in 1988 massacre

Families of the victims of the 1988 massacre are deeply concerned over the planned participation of the Iranian Justice Minister Alireza Avaei at the High-Level Segment of the 37th Session of the Human Rights Council on 27 February 2018.

Although Justice for the Victims of the 1988 Massacre in Iran (JVMI) feels that with its appalling human rights record no high-level delegate from the Islamic Republic of Iran should be welcome to address the HRC, Avaei’s attendance is far more disconcerting.

Avaei was Prosecutor-General and member of the 1988 Death Commission in Dezful, south-west Iran, that extra-legally sent large numbers of political prisoners to their death. At a civil society hearing in Geneva on 1 February 2018, survivors of the massacre and international human rights experts testified about the massacre which under the definition of the Rome Statute constituted a crime against humanity. Avaei’s name was repeatedly brought up over his role in the massacre.

What Are Iran Regime's Criminals Doing in the UN Human Rights Council?

Two months have passed since Iran’s uprising. A revolt that continues to wreak havoc across the ruling regime in Iran. Senior officials, terrified of the consequences and awaiting punishments in the near future from the Iranian people, are busy pointing fingers at others for years of crimes and crackdown.

Two such examples vividly explain this reality.

The horrific murder of Iranian-Canadian photojournalist Zahra Kazemi has remained silent for years. She was arrested in Iran back in 2003 and murdered after horrific torture. Her body was not given to her family and buried by the authorities, while completely denying the murder. Reports indicate they splashed her body with acid to destroy any evidence of crimes.

Nearly 15 years later, Ali Younesi, former intelligence minister under Mohammad Khatami, acknowledges the fact that authorities murdered her. However, to deny any role for himself and the “reformist” Khatami he accused former Tehran public prosecutor Saeed Mortazavi as the main individual behind Kazemi’s death.


Calls for Independent International Inquiry Into 1988 Massacre of Political Prisoners in Iran

Call for justice for the victims of the massacre of the political prisoners in 1988 in Iran

UN Must Act Against Iran Regime for Its Role in 1988 Massacre
Consultative Counsel of Human Rights member speaks out against 1988 massacre in Iran
Civil society urges UN to launch fact-finding mission to investigate Iran’s 1988 massacre in order to end impunity and prevent the same fate for detained protesters today

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Saturday, February 17, 2018

International Women's Day; Iran Uprising and the Role of Women

Maryam Rajavi

Maryam Rajavi: The Arisen and Combatant Women of Iran Are the Pivotal Force for Change

On the International Women's Day, Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, President-elect of the Iranian Resistance, said women were at the center of the nationwide uprising in January 2018, which shook the regime of the mullahs to the core. She added the 39-year history of this regime is a history of suppression of Iranian women, and year after year, misogynist laws have been increased and repressive measures against women have been intensified. The smallest demands of women in this regime cannot be implemented, because the echo of each of these demands in the ear of the mullahs is the same as overthrowing the regime.

Mrs. Rajavi pointed out that the mullahs have deprived women of one of their most basic rights i.e. the right to choose clothing, and have imposed compulsory veiling on women as a means for general social clampdown.

She told the ruling mullahs that when you have tortured and executed tens of thousands of Mojahedin and other activist women, when you have taken away their most basic rights, then the Iranian woman has the right to overthrow the clerical regime. And this right will certainly be upheld. Overthrowing this regime is the right of Iranian woman. At the same time, it is her only way to achieve freedom and equality. As attested by the experience of the past 39 years, this regime has left no other method or means.

Ms. Rajavi said the Iranian uprising is not just for the overthrow of a political system; it is an uprising against religious fundamentalism. Women did not take to the streets to demand anything from the regime; they want to eliminate the clerical regime. Women have not risen up to demand only their own freedom; they have risen up to liberate the entire nation.

The President-elect of the Iranian Resistance added the present circumstances have provided the potential for continuing the protests, and women have a decisive role in shattering the atmosphere of fear, repression, and skepticism, as well as organizing the uprisings and spreading the protests.

According to Mrs. Rajavi, supporting the struggle against fundamentalism is the greatest project of this era for advocates of women's rights, and since the heart of this fundamentalism beats in Iran and under the clerical rule, supporting the Iranian people’s uprising, and especially the Iranian women, for the overthrow of the clerical regime is doubly important.

Mrs. Rajavi once again underscored the urgent demands of the Iranian people and the resistance, which she had raised in the Council of Europe on January 24, and called for immediate global action to release of the prisoners of the uprising, guarantee freedom of speech and assembly, and abolition of women’s suppression and the compulsory veil.

Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran
March 8, 2018

The cry of distress of Iranian women, France must hear this day international women's rights 2018

It is this fight for light that Democrats around the world must support.
For International Women's Rights Day
Rama Yade  The Huffington Post, 8 March 2018 - CLICK HERE TO READ's-rights-2018
International Women's Day; Iran Uprising and the Role of Women

Dignitaries from five continents participate in Paris Conference, entitled,“Women Force for Change, Iran Uprising and the Role of Women”

The NCRI President-elect Maryam Rajavi addressed a conference in Paris on Saturday, February 17, 2018. In her remarks to the conference entitled, “Women Force for Change, Iran uprising and the role of women,” she hailed Iran’s brave and freedom loving women who played their role in the struggle against fundamentalism, also women all around the world who resisted against dictatorship, fundamentalism and violence, particularly the women of Syria.

Maryam Rajavi said, “Iran’s uprising is not only for the overthrow of a political regime, but is a revolt against religious fundamentalism. This would be a blissful dawn not only for the people of Iran but for all the peoples of the region and the world.”

Maryam Rajavi said, “The day, when Iranian women destroy the entrenchments of fundamentalism in Iran, freedom and equality will have a leap forward all across the world. Therefore, supporting the Iranian people’s uprising against fundamentalism is the greatest project of our time for advocates of women’s rights. Any activity in defense of the arrested women, any effort to expose the torture of prisoners, and anything you do to compel your governments to severe relations with the clerical regime, is going to be very effective.”

A number of prominent women including political personalities, lawmakers, jurists, judges, mothers of martyrs and advocates of women’s rights from 23 countries in five continents participated in the conference.

Maryam Rajavi noted the pivotal role of women and youth in the uprising in January and said, “Women have not taken to the streets to demand anything from the regime; rather, they want to eliminate the clerical regime. Women have not risen up to demand only their own freedom; they have risen up to liberate the whole nation. As attested by the experience of the past 39 years, it is not possible to fulfill the most rudimentary demands of women under this regime, from abolition of the compulsory veil to the elimination of all forms of discrimination and inequality. Women did not benefit from the game of so-called reformists vs. hardliners. Women’s rights are not obtained unless by overthrow of the clerical regime. Regime change is the right of Iranian woman and the only way to achieve freedom and equality.”

Mrs. Rajavi said the mullahs’ aim in suppression of women, including the compulsory veil, is to obstruct their path and repress the society as a whole. She said, “Contrary to the mullahs’ claims, imposing the veil (Hijab) by compulsion is diametrically against Islam. Faith is based on one’s free choice and out of free will. Whenever the regime wants to politically suffocate the society, they launch a campaign to arrest women under the pretext of improper veiling.
Mojahedin women participated in the protest march against the compulsory veil in March 1979, although they wore the scarf, themselves.”

Mrs. Rajavi addressed women across Iran and said, “By shattering the atmosphere of fear, repression and disbelief, revive hope and courage in people and reinforce the power of youth in confronting suppression. To continue the uprising, women from all walks of life need to form the bastions of rebellion and the councils of resistance in every city and village.”

Short video clips on the role of women in the Iran uprising and theatrical performances in this meeting were enthusiastically received by the audience.

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

Read the text of the Speech by Maryam Rajavi on the occasion of International Women’s Day  (Feb. 17, 2018)

Read the text of the Speech by Maryam Rajavi on the occasion of International Women’s Day
(Feb. 17, 2018)

Read the text of the Speech by Maryam Rajavi on the occasion of International Women’s Day  (Feb. 17, 2018)

Opposition leader: Women should assume role of furthering Iran uprising
By Shahin Gobadi

Special to Al Arabiya English, 18 February 2018 
Women played a key role in recent protests in Iran, taking to the streets to eliminate the clerical regime and to liberate the entire nation, said Maryam Rajavi, an Iranian opposition leader on Saturday. She added that this was “a goal that would certainly be realized”.

Read the text of the Speech by Maryam Rajavi on the occasion of International Women’s Day  (Feb. 17, 2018)

International Women’s Day In Paris: Women from Five Continents Gathers in Support of Iranian Women
by Sara Diamond

UK. Blasting News, Feb. 19, 2018 - International women day, support for Iranian resistance and Iran uprising

Read the text of the Speech by Maryam Rajavi on the occasion of International Women’s Day  (Feb. 17, 2018)

Read the text of the Speech by Maryam Rajavi on the occasion of International Women’s Day  (Feb. 17, 2018)
International Women's Day; Iran Uprising and the Role of Women

Friday, February 16, 2018

#Iranprotests-#NCRI:#Iran #spying using“#weaponised”#apps which are available on #Apple & #Google's online stores

Washington Examiner-Apple and Google are letting Iran's cyber surveillance go unchecked

For years, the Iranian regime has been struggling to rein-in access to Internet services because it knows full-well providing unharnessed access to the Internet will defeat its censorship machine. The mullahs ruling Iran had a first-hand experience of what the Internet can do in 2009, when images and videos of the regime’s brutality toward peaceful protesters were broadcast worldwide on social media networks.
And with the advent of secure, encrypted messaging applications, keeping tabs on and monitoring Internet traffic has become even harder for the state.

Iran's cyber warfare against its people must not stand

The Hill, Feb. 23, 2018 - New cyber revelations from the People’s Mujahedeen of Iran (MEK), the Iranian opposition movement, about the scope of mass surveillance by the Iranian regime are significant. Why? They show the desperation of the Iranian regime in confronting the uprising that began nationwide last December and has continued to this day.
Anti-government protesters  chanted slogans indicative of a revolution: “Death to the dictator,” “Death to (Supreme Leader) Khamenei”, “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,” and “Reformer, Hardline, the Game Is Now Over.”
The fact that protests expanded to over 140 cities, by some estimates, constitutes an existential threat to the regime and an opportunity to use the people’s resentment as leverage against it. The Obama administration squandered valuable opportunities in the past — most notably during the 2009 anti-government protests in Iran.
Only when the Iranian regime employed cyber technology was it able to slow down the spread of the protests and wage large numbers of arrests.
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Iran Regime Increases Cyber Attacks on Australian Universities
Many Australian universities have been targeted by Iranian hackers in recent months, according to cyber security firm Crowd Strike in their 2018 Global Threat Report, and these attacks are now being investigated.
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SPY APP PROBE: Google launches full investigation into claims Iran is spying on millions of Brits using ‘weaponized’ phone apps

SPY APP PROBE: Google launches full investigation into claims Iran is spying on millions of Brits using ‘weaponized’ phone apps

By Mark Hodge

The Sun, 16th February 2018 - GOOGLE has launched a full investigation into claims Iran could be spying on Brits and Americans using 'weaponized' apps.
The Sun Online exclusively revealed yesterday how the Iranian regime has created its own messaging apps which are available on the search giant's online store.

Mobogram is allegedly spyware enabled and is available to download on Google

Mobogram is allegedly spyware enabled and is available to download on Google's online store and Apple's App store

According to an explosive report, the apps - also available from Apple's App store - are spyware-enabled to help Iranians hunt down anti-government protesters in the country.
A Google spokesman confirmed a probe has been launched.
He said: 'We always take feedback from the community seriously and are currently investigating the situation. While we don’t comment on specific apps, our Google Play policies are designed to provide a great experience for users.'
The most popular of these applications is called Mobogram, which is used by millions of Iranians and is available to download by westerners on Apple’s App Store.
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On 2.15.2018  the Iranian resistance office in  Washington D.C held a press conference on cyber repression in Iran, and introduced a new publication released by the name:

"Iran: Cyber Repression: How the IRGC Uses Cyberwarfare to Preserve the Theocracy"

Following is an explosive new report claims the spyware-enabled messaging apps, used by the evil regime, are being used by Iranian expats in the West to communicate with their relatives in the troubled country:

Iran: Cyber Repression: How the IRGC Uses Cyberwarfare to Preserve the Theocracy"

Iran devising apps for ‘mass surveillance’ of regime opponents: Report
By Guy Taylor

The Washington Times, February 15, 2018 - Iran’s intelligence services have “significantly accelerated” spying on their own citizens in the wake of the recent anti-regime protests that rocked the nation, according to an extensive new investigation being released Thursday by a leading Iranian exile dissident group.
The Paris-based National Council of Resistance of Iran ( NCRI ) claims the country’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps  and Ministry of Intelligence and Security are engaging in “mass surveillance” of protesters and dissidents, employing a web of state-produced mobile phone applications.
The report by NCRI, which fiercely opposed the regime in Tehran but has a record of exposing military and other internal workings of the government, contends that the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) has spread its spyware so successfully that “millions of users” outside Iran could be exposed to it.
Thursday’s report claimed an “internal network” of sources tied to the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran or MEK — the principal member of the NCRI — has uncovered the regime’s use of “mass surveillance through malicious codes embedded in IRGC mobile apps to actively disrupt the communication of protesters and dissidents.”
“IRGC front companies are developing spyware-enabled apps for cyber-surveillance and repression,” the report said. Some of the apps have succeeded in penetrating platforms promoted by Google and Apple, and are tied to Telegram — the globally popular, cloud-based instant messaging service that was heavily used by demonstrators in the recent round of street protests.
“Through front companies, such as Hanista, the IRGC has created apps such as Mobogram, an unofficial Telegram fork,” the report claimed. “Ironically, some of these spyware-enabled apps are available on Google Play, Apple Store, and GitHub, potentially exposing millions of users worldwide to the IRGC’s spyware and surveillance activities.”
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NCRI: Iran spying on MILLIONS worldwide using ‘military-made apps on iTunes and Google'
By Henry Holloway

CYBER WARFARE: Iranian opposition group have alleged Tehran is using military-made apps to spy
Daily Star-15th February 2018- Tehran’s elite military wing the Revolutionary Guard (IRGC) is accused of being behind a huge cyberwarfare empire being used to police its own people.
This comes in the wake of huge protests across Iran as thousands in 142 cities call for the overthrow of the Islamic regime – which celebrated its 39th anniversary on Sunday.
Campaigners from the National Council of Resistance of Iran( NCRI ) have now laid out the scope of Iran’s cyber-developing capabilities.
Published today, the damning repot Iran: Cyber Repression accused the IRGC of developing apps which are unwittingly installed on people’s phones and then used as spying tools.
NCRI alleges these Iranian military-developed apps have also found their way onto iTunes, Google and Github – exposing “millions of users worldwide to the IRGC’s spyware and surveillance”.
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Demonstration and Clashes Between Farmers and Repressive Forces Continues

On Friday, thousands of farmers in the cities of eastern Isfahan marched and staged a massive demonstrations to get their water rights. There were a number of farmers who had put on shrouds that were written on them: "We stand to the last drop of our blood." They chanted: “Rouhani, the liar, Zayandeh Rud is our rights"; "Even if we die, we will take our rights"; "Irresponsible authorities, shame on you; shame on you.”
The riot guard attacked protesters with tear gas and shotgun, but the farmers resisted against them. Seven of Varzaneh youths were injured and some other were injured and beaten as a result of this attack. The people defended themselves with wooden sticks and rocks. The repressive forces arrested a number of protesting farmers.
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Statement of Isfahan farmers' demonstration

Iran, Isfahan, March 10, 2018 - Demonstrators in the city of Varzaneh, a suberb of Esfahan in Central Iran, issued a statement reiterating that they will continue their rally until they obtain their rights. 'Death to those who dried up the beautiful Zayandeh Rood (river) Isfahan with their poor management,' the statement said. The demonstrators chanted: 'We demand to have our irrigation ration, and we stand ready to give our lives to get it.'

Farmers' protests in Isfahan against mullahs regime in Iran

Thousands of farmers in eastern Isfahan, including fed-up farmers of Varzaneh, on Wednesday morning, March 9, rallied to protest the regime's refusing to give them right to water. Furious farmers parked their tractors on both sides of the road and moved toward Varzaneh water pumping station on Yazd road. Farmers chanted: "Do not be afraid, do not be afraid we are all together"; "You call saboteur whoever speak of their rights "; "Shame on you with your management; Shame on you with your justice"; "Death to the irresponsible authorities."
The riot guards attacked farmers to prevent them from moving forward and approaching the water facilities, threw tear gas at them, and targeted them by bullets. The attacks led to the wounding of seven farmers. People burned rubber tires to counter tear gas.
Varzaneh farmers' protests began on February 16th and continued since February 28 in the form of protests and gatherings outside the township building and the water organization and marching along the Zayandeh Rud river. Farmers chanted in the protest rallies: "The liar Rouhani, where is my Zayandeh Rud?", "Zayandeh Rud water is our absolute right", "We fight, we die, we take our rights.”
Zayandeh Rud's drying caused by the treacherous policies of this anti-Iranian regime has influenced the lives of farmers in the region since 17 years ago, and their living situation has become worse day after day. Regime officials have repeatedly tried to silence the farmers' protest by giving deceptive promises, including paying compensation, but they have never acted.
The Iranian Resistance saluted the oppressed and rising farmers of Isfahan, and strongly condemns the criminal attack of the repressive forces against them and injuring a number of them. It encourages all the people and the youth of Isfahan to show support and solidarity with them.
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Demonstration and Clashes Between Farmers and Repressive Forces Continues

On Friday, thousands of farmers in the cities of eastern Isfahan marched and staged a massive demonstrations to get their water rights. There were a number of farmers who had put on shrouds that were written on them: "We stand to the last drop of our blood." They chanted: “Rouhani, the liar, Zayandeh Rud is our rights"; "Even if we die, we will take our rights"; "Irresponsible authorities, shame on you; shame on you.”

The riot guard attacked protesters with tear gas and shotgun, but the farmers resisted against them. Seven of Varzaneh youths were injured and some other were injured and beaten as a result of this attack. The people defended themselves with wooden sticks and rocks. The repressive forces arrested a number of protesting farmers.
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Armed Assault by Suppressive Forces on Thousands of Protesting Farmers

Thousands of farmers in Eastern Isfahan, including fed-up farmers of Varzaneh city, on Wednesday morning, March 9, rallied to protest against the regime for refusing to give them the ‘right to water’. Furious farmers parked their tractors on both sides of the road and marched toward Varzaneh water pumping station on Yazd road. Farmers chanted: "Do not be afraid, do not be afraid we are all together"; "Right- seekers are labeled as saboteurs "; "Shame on you with your management; Shame on you with your justice"; "Death to the irresponsible authorities."
The riot guards attacked farmers to prevent them from moving forward and approaching the water facilities, threw tear gas at them, and targeted them by bullets. The attacks led to the wounding of seven farmers. People burned rubber tires to counter tear gas.
The continued for several hours as they clashed with the suppressive security and antiriot forces. The antiriot police fired live rounds and tear gas at the deprived farmers injuring several protesters.
The brutal handling and violent attacks by the police outraged the farmers and led to hours of clashes. Residents of neighboring cities reportedly went to Varzaneh to help their fellow farmers in Varzaneh.
Varzaneh farmers' protests began on February 16th, continued since February 28 in the form of protests and gatherings outside the township building and the water organization, and marching along the Zayandeh Rud River. Farmers chanted in the protest rallies: "The liar Rouhani, where is my Zayandeh Rud?", "Zayandeh Rud water is our absolute right", "We fight, we die, we take our rights.”
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Bandar Abbas A brave woman seen tearing apart a banner of Iranian regime leader Ali Khamenei.

Shocking seen Police attacked in the nearby  houses in  Golestan 7 street-Tehran

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Massive arrests in Tehran; Call for urgent action to release detainees

From Monday night, February 19th, until early morning of February 20, the repressive forces, in several brutal assaults, beat and injured a large number of Dervishes who had staged a protest gathering at Golestan 7 and the surrounding streets in Tehran. A large number of people were arrested and transferred to unknown locations.
The repressive police spokesman informed that 300 protesters had been arrested. The real number of those arrested is even greater.
Condemning the attack on protesters and mass and arbitrary arrests, the Iranian Resistance calls the Secretary-General and the United Nations Security Council and the member states, the European Union and its member countries, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and Human Rights Council as well as other international human rights organizations to take urgent action for the release of last night detainees and all prisoners of uprising.
At least 8,000 people were arrested in two weeks in January, most of whom were young people under the age of 25. At least 12 of them were martyred under torture.

Three Iranian police officers killed in clashes with protesters

Al Arabiya, 20 February 2018-- Three police officers were killed on Monday in clashes with protesters in northern Tehran, police spokesman Saeed Montazeri al-Mahdi said on state television.
The clashes were between security forces and dervishes of the Gonabadi denomination who had gathered in front of a police station, demanding the release of some members of their Sufi religious order, according to video footage posted on social media.
Some local news agencies reported the death of a number of police forces during the clashes.

Slogans of “Death to the Dictator”, “Death to Khamenei” and Burning Khamenei's Images in Various Cities

On February 11, brave youths in Tehran rallied around the City Theater and the Vali-e Asr intersection in Tehran chanting “Death to the Dictator”, and clashed with the suppressive forces. In Mellat Park in Mashhad too, people clashed with the IRGC forces. Also, in many other cities, people expressed their anger and disgust against the religious fascism ruling Iran.

In Tehran's Azadi Square, some people who were threatened that they would be arrested or dismissed from their jobs if they did not participate in the state rally on the occasion of anniversary of anti-monarchy revolution on February 11, booed and hissed during the speech of Rouhani and chanted slogan "liar, liar", and ridiculed his empty promises by chanting "It’s a lie, it’s a lie."


Continuing Popular Protests Simultaneous With Anniversary of Anti-Monarchy Revolution

On the eve of the thirty-ninth anniversary of the anti-monarchy revolution, along with the protests of the workers and the looted people, the brave youth demonstrated their abhorrence towards the regime of Velayat-e faqih (Islamic Jurist prudence) and their resolve to overthrow this regime:

1. Setting fire to the National Bank Branch on the 17th Shahrivar Avenuein Nahavand (Feb. 10).

2. Chanting slogans against Khamenei in the streets of Aboozar, Shariati and the three ways of Baba Heidar in Farsan (Chaharmahal Bakhtiari province). The regime's security forces suppressed and dispersed them by shooting in the air.
3. Burning Tire and chanting slogan death on Khamenei in Dehdasht of Lorestan (Feb. 10).

4. Tearing down the pictures of Khomeini, the founder of the Velayat-e faqih, in Ahvaz (Feb. 10)

5. Kicking off the pictures of Khamenei and Khomeini on display in public places in Shahinshahr to mark the anniversary of the revolution (Feb. 10).

6. Setting fire to a Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC)building opposite the police station and at the side of the cement factory in Drood (Feb. 8).

7. Breaking the windows of the Caspian Branch belonging to the IRGC by angry people who were looted by Caspian in Mashhad, at night (Feb. 9).

8. Setting fire to advertising banners with pictures of Khamenei and Khomeini in some villages in Kurdistan (Feb. 9).

9. Tearing down the banners of the regime on the anniversary of the revolution in Mashhad. (Feb. 9).
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On the night before of February 11 (the 39th anniversary of the anti-monarchy uprising of the people of Iran in 1978), despite the heavy control of the security forces, in various areas of Tehran and Gohardasht, people went to the roofs of the houses, and the voices of slogans of “death to the dictator” and “death to Khamenei” resonated in The cities.

In Narmak and the Eastern districts of Tehran, Rey and Gohardasht of Karaj, slogans of death to the dictator are heard by the risen youth for freedom and the people of these areas.

Some young people in Tehran, Satirizing Khamenei, chanted: “Khamenei forgive us, we don’t want to be rude, but you have to leave!!!”

In Kermanshah, the risen youths chanted slogans “death to Khamenei” and “death to the dictator” on the roofs.

In Hamadan, the youth have also chanted the same slogans aiming at the clerical dictatorship.

In this way, the Iranian people once again express their desire to overthrow the entirety of the dictatorship of Velayat-e faqih.

Strikes, Protests and Gatherings; Continue Against Iran Regime

The oppressed people of Iran, especially the workers and the toilers, who are struggling with poverty, depression and growing problems day by day, continue to strike, demonstrate and protest against criminal and predatory rulers. Some of the protests on Monday February 5 are as follows:

The courageous youth of Quchan city punished a number of mercenaries from the Bassij Centre of Nabaviyeh Mosque. These Bassijis used to harass young people under false pretexts.

13. In Tabriz, a group land owners whose lands had been usurped by the Havanirouz (Heliboard) launched a protest. They had handwritten banners on which it was written: "20 years ago, Havanirouz usurped our lands that we had purchased from the endowment. We are about 900 low income people. Due to the fact that the court issued a judgment convicting the Havanirouz, the enforcement department refrains from executing the court order. Is this much injustice really acceptable in Islamic rule? The authorities have to respond! "

Iranian Resistance Strongly Condemns the Brutal Attack Against Dervishes

The Iranian Resistance Strongly condemns the brutal acts of religious fascism ruling Iran against the Gonabadi dervishes in Tehran and the aggression of the repressive forces against the residence of Dr. Nourali Tabandeh, the head Gonabadi Dervishes, at Golestan 7th Avenue. It also calls on all international human rights organizations to take immediate action for ending such repressive measures and for eliminating all restrictions and discrimination against dervishes.

IRGC unable to reinstate the atmosphere of repression

Al Arabiya, 3 February 2018 - The common denominator for all dictatorships is that a ruling minority maintains its grip on power by controlling all crucial sectors such as territory, wealth, weapons and the media. In IranTehran-2-4-2018 clashes whit IRGC
, there is another dimension to this reality as the religious dictatorship misuses religion to mobilise its supporter and deceive ordinary citizens.
The regime in Tehran has secured its grip on power through repression, terrorism, persecution, assassination, intimidation and by hiding demagogic policies behind a moderate mask. Its motto during the last four decades to justify these malignant policies has been 'preserve, safeguard and export the Islamic Revolution”.
During the recent nationwide uprising, the unprivileged class who lives below the poverty line, whose support the regime had hitherto taken for granted, joined the anti-regime protests. This proves that the theocracy’s hegemony over the society has started crumbling and its senior officials have been trying desperately ever since to reinstate it.
Desperate times, desperate measures
In this regard, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) has pursued the following policies:
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Protests continue in numerous cities :Videos

Riyadh, Riyadh Daily, 5  February 2018 -  Despite Iran's security forces being on high alert following the nationwide protests erupting on December 28th, protests are reportedly continuing in cities across the country. The Iranian regime intends to mark the beginning of its 40th year in power after the 1979 revolution, yet these protests are causing quite a stir and disrupting such plans.
Iran is known to filter and impose severe control over its internet, further indicating that despite the Iranian officials' claim of conditions returning to normal, it is anything but. There is a fire simmering beneath and the society is being labeled a powder keg by experts.

Protest of the deprived classes, uprising throughout the country, on the eve of the anniversary of the 1979 revolution

On Thursday, February 1, on the first day of the 10-day ceremony of the regime on the occasion of the thirty-ninth anniversary of the theft of the Iranian revolution, the rising people in different cities of the country expressed their dislike of the regime of Velayat-e faqih. The people of Tehran and many cities came to the streets with slogans of death to Khamenei, death to the dictator, in spite of the alert of the repressive forces, and burned down images and banners of Khamenei and Khomeini, as well as many government and repression centres. Meanwhile, on February 1, protests by workers and other deprived groups continued like past days:

1. A group of workers who had gone to the Worker’s House in Tehran, affiliated with the mullahs regime, to protest the conditions of their livelihoods and non-payment of their wages for months, got into conflict with the regime's agents there.
2. The new round of strike of the Haft Tapeh sugar cane workers went on for the second day. The agents of the repressive police force went to the site to prevent the spread of protests outside the factory and the city.
3. In Qazvin, a group of workers rallied in front of the governorate in protest of the non-payment of their salaries for several months.
4. In Boein Zahra (Qazvin), workers of the Arian Steel Plant protested for the second time in front of the tax office of the city against the firing of 500 workers of the factory, as well as taxing from the workers' pocket.
5. Workers and employees of the Borujerd Municipality gathered for the fifth consecutive day in protest of non-payment of their eight months' salary in front of the city's central municipality.
6. In Sardar-e-Jangal street of Rasht, there was a clash between shopkeepers and street vendors and the road blocking agents when the regime's repressive agents attacked deprived vendors.
7. The people of Dezli village in Oramanat (Kurdistan province) objected to the suppressive forces attacking the village and blocking the border crossing point of Molkhord where porters cross. The agents of the regime besieged the village. On the other hand, people also blocked their commute to Oramanat.
8. The business owners of the destroyed Plasco building gathered in front of the municipality of Tehran, chanting 'Death or Plasco'.
9. Workers at Aran Sijj Factory in Shahriar, who have not received any salary for 8 months, protested.
10. Fired workers of the Gachsaran oil and gas exploitation company held a protest rally in front of the city's governorate.
11. The looted people of the Badr Toos Institute in Mashhad gathered in front of the radio and television station.
12. The looted people of Caspian State Institution gathered in front of the central branch of the institute on Africa streets in Tehran.
Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran
February 2, 2018

Nationwide Protests Continue Throughout the Country

The protests of workers, peasants and other poor people throughout the country, who are deprived of their fundamental rights and unable to provide the basic living needs, continues:

1. On Monday night January 29, the people of Bandar Abbas expressed their hatred of the Velayat-e Faqih system by chanting slogans "Vigilant Iranian, Support, Support" and "Death to Rouhani".

2. A group of people in Kerman chained their hands together in Kowthar Ave and square. When surrounded by the police, the youth and people of Kerman chanted: “Police, Police, support, support”.

3. A group of inhabitants of Mehr Housing in Sar-e-Pol-e Zahab gathered outside the city's governorate. They protested against government bodies that sold people the buildings that lacked the most basic infrastructure and security. Three months after the earthquake, the mullahs’ regime refuses to respond to the owners of the destroyed houses.

4. Fajr Petrochemical workers in Bandar-e-Mahshahr went on strike in protest at the failure to pay their fringe benefits for months related to difficult conditions.

5. Workers and employees of the world heritage in Haft-Tappeh in Shoosh and Chagha-Zanbil protested against non-payment of their salaries for four months.

6. Workers of Shushtar Aquatic Structures and workers of the World Heritage Site, who have not received their salaries for four months, held protest gathering.

7. Workers of the Zanjan Railway Traverse Company gathered outside the Zanjan railway building to protest against non-payment of their salaries for two months. The number of workers in this railroad sector has dropped from 500 to 300 since 2015. 7800 workers of Travers Company throughout the country have not been paid for months. The striking workers in various cities prevent the movement of trains in some hours by blocking the railroad.

8. A group of “Yas” soap factory workers in Khorramshahr gathered again in protest against the nonpayment of their wages. The cessation of production in the factory led to unemployment of 150 workers. Workers who are on the verge of retirement are in an uncertain condition due to the factory situation. 80 workers have not yet received their wages and benefits and insurance since 2016.

9. In Fasa, sugar factory workers gathered in protest of failure to pay their two months' wages and lack of facilities for workplace safety.

10. Masses of metro passengers in Golshahr in Karaj protested against stopping the train and getting money for tickets. They attacked the metro management building and pulled down the image of the Khamenei.

11. The protest gathering of deprived farmers in Kerman continued in front of the governor's building. Their work is disrupted due to detouring the water in their area.

12. The gathering of 200 Isfahan steel company workers continued in protest at the failure to pay their salaries.

13. One week after the Nilou Tile workers' protest in Najaf Abad due to failure to pay their 28-month salary, government agents fail to respond to their demands.

14. The employees of the Isfahan Abnil continued their protests for the third day.

15. The protest of Boroujerd Municipality workers continued for the third day. They have not received any pay for their work for one year.

16. In Yasouj, a group of contract staff of the Ministry of Transportation of Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad Province protested at the lack of job security.

17. In Tehran, a number of workers of the Tehran and Suburbs Bus Company gathered in front of the municipality to protest against the five-year postponement of delivery of their homes by the company's housing cooperative,.

18. The inhabitants of Kan in Tehran protested against terrible services in their area during the winter.

19. The workers of the alloy steel company in Yazd continued their protest gathering in front of the city's governorate. They demanded the re-establishment of the 20-year retirement pension for jobs in the industry.

20. Bazar Merchants of Bajestan in Khorasan Province protested by closing their shops against their improper livelihoods.

21. Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari farmers and maize growers protested in front of the Hafshejan sugar mill on Monday to protest delays in paying their claims.

22. Passengers at the Khomeini International Airport in Tehran protested chanting slogan: “incompetent manager, shame on you”.

Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran  January 30, 2018

Iranians burn Tehran municipal building to protest Mullahs
January 23, 2018 - Angry Iranian activists have set fire to the Tehran municipal building, as a sign of people's frustration at Mullahs' regime, a video circulated the social media revealed on Tuesday.

The protests of the oppressed strata are spreading in different cities 

On January 22, cities and villages throughout the country witnessed protests by the fed up people and rising youth against the criminal and corrupt regime of the Velayat-e faqih:

1. At 11:00 PM, following the speech of Rouhani, the phoney President of the regime, a number of young people with the slogans of 'Lies have no effect,' 'Reformist, hardliner, the game in now over,' protested in the Vanak Square in Tehran, towards the Valiasr Square, on the streets of Jayhoun and Kamali. Groups of the Revolutionary Guards and Basijis came to the site and attacked the gatherings. In cyberspace, people were mocking Rouhani’s deceptive promises by widely exposing his lies.

2. On Monday afternoon, the action of the policemen in the village of Delgan in Iranshahr (Sistan and Baluchestan province) to run over a young motorcyclist brought the protest of the people. Police fired to disperse the people. Following that, police officers raided the house of a village elder to arrest a father and son. The struggle of the people, especially the brave women, with the mercenaries was drawn into conflict. Two women were wounded and taken to the Khatam-al-Anbia hospital in Iranshahr due to direct shootings by mercenaries. The repressive police force prevent the entry of relatives of these wounded women to hospital and visiting them. The indignant Baloch youth and people attacked the Delgan police station in protest to these repressions. Police mercenaries hid in fear of the people. People gathered until sunset at the station.

3. The basement and the mechanical room of the 'Seminary' of Mullah Sadooghi, in Yazd, which is a centre of suppression in the city, was burnt by the youth. According to Mullah Taha Mohammadi, Friday prayer Imam of Hamedan and the representative of Khamenei in this city, the offices of 60 government clerics were attacked during the uprising. On Friday night of January 19, the mullahs 'seminary' was set on fire by angry young people on Qazvin's Peyghambar street.

4. In Qom, two government clerics who were active in suppressing the people were attacked by young people near the city's Martyrs intersection, and their car was set on fire.

5. In Shiraz, people set the patrol vehicle of the crackdown agents of the municipality on fire. The regime's repressive agents continually attack and harass those who are deprived of their lives and confiscate their property and arrest and punish these poor people.

6. Metro staff and subcontractors gathered in Tehran to protest against non-payment of one-year wage and their claims in front of the Tehran City Council.

7. A group of young people at night in the park called Nahj ol-Balagheh in Tehran chanted “Allah-o-Akbar”. They called on others to participate in this protest movement by sounding horn.
8. The plundered Alborz Iranians Institute gathered in Tehran's Argentina square to receive their plundered capital.

9. Contractors of Tehran Telecommunication Company, whose claims and wages have not been paid  for six months protested in front of the telecommunications company.

10. Workers of the Foumanat Spinning and Knitting Company in Tehran, affiliated with the Ministry of Industry and Mines, gathered in protest against unpaid salaries, as well as the sale and transfer of the company to a person who did not qualify to run the company.

11. Workers of the Traverse Railway Company in Tehran and West Azarbaijan organized a protest rally in front of the parliament  in Tehran.

12. Villagers and dairy farmers of Darreh Charm in South Khorasan Province refused to pay electricity bills in protest to increasing pressures and exorbitant electricity bills. Instead of addressing the dilemma of these deprived people, the regime's predatory agents have threatened to cut the electricity of the village.

13. In Yazd, 300 education staff protested against the non-payment of their salaries a arrears for 10 months in front of the provincial governorate with the slogan of 'Education Shame, Shame'. The intelligence agents of the regime and plainclothes agents besieged them.

14. In the Ludab area of Boyer Ahmed, a group of people blocked the road in protest to the lack of proper road and the intensification of traffic problems.

15. In Khorramshahr, soap workers protesting a five-year-old defect and non-payment of their salaries during this time, protested in front of the Jameh Mosque.

16. In Mashhad, truckers (Concrete and Mixers owners) protested the fact that truck rental rates remained stable over the past five years despite the sharp rise in prices, in particular the seven-fold increase in fuel prices.

17. Investors of Caspian (Badr Toos) held a protest rally in front of the office of this state scammer corporation against the plundering of their property in Mashhad.

18. In Chah Bahar, street vendors and merchants of the traditional city market gathered after the midnight attack by the municipality's agents to their small outlets and their transfer to the traditional market.

19. In Sirjan, a large number of workers and employees of Gohar Zamin Iron Ore Company went on strike in protest of low basic salaries and other benefits.

20. Lent factory workers (Razmehr Company) in Khorramabad gathered in front of the the city’s labor office to protest two months business limbo and failing to pay their 9 months’ salary.
On January 21, protests continued in various cities of the country, including:

21. A group of personnel and workers from the cement factory of Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari province gathered in protest against the firing of workers and lack of job security in front of Shahrekord governorate.

22. Workers at all units of the Bu-Ali Sina petrochemical contracting company in Mahshahr went on hunger strike following the failure of their talks with the company's executives.

23. In Dehlorans, the dismissed cement workers protested their ruthless firing.

24. In Karaj, employees of the Traverse Railway Company prevented the movement of the passenger train in protest to non-payment of their low salaries and benefits for four months.

25. Burning the image of Khomeini in the vicinity of his grave and writing the slogans 'Death to
Khamenei'; 'Death to the dictator' on the walls of different cities are among other activities of young people in the corners of the country. The clerical regime, fearful of the spread of writing slogans on the walls, has threatened paint shop owners and ordered them to register the ID of the spray paint shoppers
Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran  January 23, 2018

Thousands of People Took Part in the Funeral of a Protester Who Was Killed by the Revolutionary Guards

The body of the Pahlevan (champion) Seyyed Ebrahim Rasouli, brave son of the people of Eghlid (Fars province), was buried on Sunday, Janury 21, with the participation of thousands of people. Ebrahim Rassouli, who was known for chivalry, affluent ethics and helping the poor among the people of Eghlid, was killed on January 18, in an assault by police force mercenaries. He defended himself with a hunting firearm against the guards who attacked his house. Due to this clash that lasted for 10 hours, this brave hero eventually was killed.

Khosrow Razmjouee, the criminal commander of the Police Force of Eghlid, called Ebrahim a "thug" to cover up this vile crime and while clinging to a list of drugs that falsely claimed to have found in Ebrahim's home, he claimed that he had committed suicide (Young Reporters Club, affiliated to the Revolutionary Guards).Janury 18, 2018)

The criminal regime of Velayat-e-faqih, which has found itself surrounded by the anger and disgust of the Iranian people, is resorting to the accusations of the "smugglers", "suicide deaths" and "drug injection" and ... to whitewash its crimes which only adds to the anger and disgust of rising people across the country.

Thousands of people from Eghlid, with a mass participation in the funeral of Martyr Ebrahim Rassouli, chanted slogans such as "Today is the Day of Mourning, Our oppressed champion is before God today", "O our Lord, our champion, we miss you today", expressing their anger and disgust from the regime' ludicrous allegations.

The blood and suffering of the brave people of Iran will burn the flames of the uprising against the criminals ruling Iran.
Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran January 22, 2018

Deprived Iranian villagers clashed with regime forces in Ahwaz; protest rallies continue in various cities

On Sunday, January 21, the protest of deprived people continued in various cities of the country:
1. The deprived villagers of the Ismailieh district of Ahwaz gathered for the second day demanding to work on their farmland, seized by the mullahs’ regime. The police and intelligence agents besieged and attacked the protesters, which led to clashes, and a number of protesters were injured. Farmers have repeatedly called for their land to be returned by presenting their ownership documents, but the regime not only does not return lands, but even refuses to hire them on their own land, and employs non-indigenous workers with very low wages.
2. Workers of the Pars Paper of Haft Tappeh in Shoush continued their strike for the second day in protest of lowering their wages, not implementing the classification scheme, setting up direct contracts and dismissing the manager and administrative director. The workers chanted in their yesterday’s protest rally: 'You ISIS, let go of the Pars Paper'.
3. Deprived farmers of Naqadeh gathered outside the Azar Sugar plant to protest for their demands that have not been met yet. The regime's authorities do not pay the price of their products, as all farmers have to sell their products to the factory.
4. Kian Tire retired workers gathered outside the Ministry of Industry and Mine in Tehran to protest about their poor livelihood conditions. They carried a banner which said: 'We have heard lies for six years, but we never saw anything about our rights.'
5. Kian Kurd factory workers continued their protests by gathering on Malayer-Arak Road. They requested for the formation of a workers organization at this factory. The protesters carried a banner which said: 'Pay attention to the Kian Kurd workers. The salaries of the workers have not been paid For six months.” Other demands of these workers included payment of 2016 and 2017 new year gifts, the retirement pensions of some workers who are on the verge of retirement due to harsh labor laws.
6. In Zanjan, the workers of civil services of district 2 staged a protest gathering in front of the city's municipality building in protest of the transfer of management of these services to the regime affiliated groups under the guise of privatization.
7. The looted people by the Caspian governmental institute in Mashhad gathered in front of the Khayyam Branch of the institute. They chanted: “Caspian has stolen, and the government has supported it'. They expressed their anger for the authorities disregarding their protests by throwing eggs and tomatoes at the building of the institute.
8. In Tehran, a group of people looted by Caspian gathered in front of the Darvazeh Dowlat branch of the institute, and expressed their protest by emptying garbage in front of its building.
9. The staff of the Water Organization in Fatemi Ave. in Tehran gathered to protest against non payment of their salaries for 9 months.
10. In Tehran, a group of PhD. students gathered in front of the regime's parliament and protested against non payment of their eight-month student demands and unemployment.
11. The Plasco shopping complex shopkeepers protested in front of the ruins of the building. The regime has not made any of its false promises to pay compensation to these shopkeepers. The Plasco building belongs to the Mostazafan Foundation, an institution affiliated to Khamenei. The 17-story building, one of the most important clothing and apparel centers, with 560 commercial units, collapsed on January 20 last year in a terrible fire. The mullahs’ regime did not take any steps to extinguish the fire and save a large number of shopkeepers and firefighters who were caught in the fire.
12. Writing anti-government slogans, such as Death of Khamenei, continues in different cities. Students in Urmia wrote on the wall: Death to Khamenei, father has no bread. In Yasuj, in response to the regime's mercenaries who clean the slogans from the walls, the people wrote: 'Death to Khamenei! Let’s assume you cleaned up and the walls are clear and white, what are you going to do with the black face of Leader (Khamenei)?
Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran January 22, 2018

Burning Khamenei’s image; protests by plundered people and poor Kurdish porters

1. On Saturday, January 20, several people from Robat Karim (Tehran Province) protested against high prices. The protesters, a major part of whom were women, chanted slogans against the regime.
In order to intimidate and disperse the crowd, the law enforcement criminal agents ran over by a car a lady who was protesting against plundering her deposits.  The same criminal method was carried out in Ahwaz during the first days of the uprising during which the regime’s criminals ran over the people with a truck.
2. On the same day, in Ahwaz, deprived farmers, whose lands had been looted by the regime’s false promises, protested outside the Amir Kabir Sugarcane Development Company in Ahwaz. Their demand was to work on their own lands that had been looted. The riot guard attacked them with Baton.
3. Also, a number of workers from the Mahshahr municipality gathered outside the city's municipality in protest of the non-payment of their monthly salaries.

 workers at the Kian Kurd Factory in Malayer

4. The protest gathering by a group of workers at the Kian Kurd Factory in Malayer, which started last week in protest against the failure to pay six months of overdue salaries and the failure to pay for the 2017-2017 gift, continues.
On Thursday, January 18, protests by deprived and oppressed people continued in various parts of the country:
5. The brave youths of Qum burned a large image of Khamenei in the Hamza boulevard near the Parsian gas pump.
6. A crowd of people and youth in Isfahan staged a protest gathering. The gathering was attacked by mercenaries and was drawn into conflict.
7. After the regime’s mercenaries from the outpost of Bityush, a village of Sardasht, fired at six horses of poor vendors and porters of the village, the deprived people of Bityush attacked the outpost, known as the 'killer of the porters', and clashed with the mercenaries, and took the outpost’s documents with them.

8. The people plundered by the Caspian governmental institute gathered in protest at the looting of their deposits outside the institude’s Sa'adat Abad branch and threw eggs at it.
 They chanted: 'Death to the thief' and 'Caspian theft, government supported.'

 Iran Quti workers in Qazvin,

9. The protest of the Iran Quti workers in Qazvin, which started last week in protest against the non-payment of salaries and benefits for nine months, continues.

10. In Ahwaz, about a thousand people participated in the memorial ceremony of Aria Roozbehi Babadi. He was arrested on January 10 by the regime’s intelligence agents. The Ministry of Intelligence criminal threw his body into the Karoon River after killing him.

Shahab Abtahi

11. The people of Arak also participated in the memorial ceremony of Shahab Abtahi Memorial, 20 years old, who was martyred for the freedom of the people.
12. The memorial ceremony of Sarou Ghahremani, 24, and Kianoush Zandi, 26, two martyrs from Sanandaj was held with the massive presence of the people, despite the intensive presence of plainclothes and intelligence agents of the regime.

 Ali Pouladi

13. Memorial ceremony of Ali Pouladi, a 26-year-old resident of the Goytar village of Chalus, was also held on January 18th with the massive participation of the people in the area. The cries of his grieving mother strongly affected the crowd. She said why they killed my kid. My kid was healthy. The regime agents took my kid and killed him.  I am sure his friends will take revenge on my son.
Ali Pouladi was arrested on January 12 evening and was killed few hours later  under tortures by the police criminals. The next morning, the criminals informed his family of his death. In a scandalous lie, the director general of Mazandaran coroner claimed that Ali Pouladi had been severely injured on the head one month ago due to an accident. The regime's agents also claimed that he was suffering from epilepsy and had died due to a heart attack. However, his family said he was in good health at the time of his arrest. The abusive and repressive approach of the Chalus  police led to a clash between his family and his fellow citizens with the police.
Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran January 21, 2018