NCRI - At least over two dozens people were arrested on Sunday in Tehran during a raid by Iranian regime’s State Security Forces (Police) against those who had gathered outside Tehran’s Evin prison and the home of political prisoner Mohammad Ali Taheri demanding his release.
Mohammad Ali Taheri, founder of a new spiritual group in Iran called Erfan-e-Halgheh, was arrested on 4 May 2011 by officials linked to the Iranian regime’s Revolutionary Guards.
Speaking to families of Iranians killed in Syria fighting for Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad, the Iranian regime’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei said if his regime had not gone abroad to “fight the enemy”, it would have to fight them inside Iran.
Khat-e Hezbollah (Line of Hezbollah), a publication distributed by Khamenei’s official website, Khamenei.ir, published the comments by the regime’s Supreme Leader during a meeting with the families of Iranians killed both in Syria and Iraq.
Many Iranian women and young people are disillusioned about the upcoming elections, desperate for reform but losing hope in Hassan Rouhani and his promise of a freer society, Reuters reports.
'I am not going to make the same mistake twice. I have decided not to vote,' said Setareh, a university graduate in the northern city of Rasht. 'I voted for Rouhani - was he able to improve my situation? No.
Iranian exiles took part in a rally in London’s Parliament Square and St James' Square on Thursday, February 4, to protest against the presence of an the Iranian regime’s Foreign Minister at the Supporting Syria and the Region conference.
Iranians, taking part in a rally organized by National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), stressed that Iran has been the main supporter of Syrian dictator, Bashar Assad and has facilitated the massacre of the Syrian people.
“The Iranian people are fed up. They don't want to be international pariahs,” writes Struan Stevenson, in an article for the Huffington Post.
Stevenson is the President of the European Iraqi Freedom Association and he explains that Iranians obviously don't want to witness people hanging from cranes in their city squares. Despite the lifting of sanctions the Iranian currency - the rial - has continued to fall.
• IRGC battalions from Kermanshah, Esfahan, Qom, Gilan, Fars, Khorasan, Khuzestan… at war with Syrian people
• Hundreds of IRGC commanders and militias killed, including officers from armored and artillery units
• Khamenei's message to Putin: We shall continue with the war in Syria with all our resources
The Iranian Resistance calls on the United Nations and international human rights organizations to condemn the detention and harassment of Dr. Mohammad Maleki, the first Tehran University Chancellor after the 1979 revolution.
The Iranian Resistance described Dr. Maleki’s detention and harassment by the Iranian regime’s Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS) on the verge of the elections as an indication of the Iranian regime’s fear of escalation of social protests.
The Iranian regime has dispatched thousands of foreign mercenaries including Afghan refugees to fight in Syria and prop up the embattled regime of Bashar al-Assad, according to sources of the main Iranian opposition group, the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK).
Incapable of mobilizing and dispatching necessary troops from Iran to the conflict and apprehensive of a backlash within its forces due to rising IRGC casualties, the regime has resorted to mobilizing the mercenaries using various tactics including threating them with execution.
Iranian companies with ties to the state, such as the Iranian regime’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corp (IRGC), are the only businesses benefitting from major contracts announced by European companies, The New York Times reported on Friday.
“Only weeks into what was widely anticipated to be a helter-skelter, post-sanctions rush of Western money and expertise into Iran, limits to the country’s opening are beginning to emerge as the conservative leadership seeks to limit the reach of Western influences,” the paper wrote.
Iran's regime must reform its laws that allows girls as young as nine to be executed for crimes or forced marriage with much older husbands, a United Nations watchdog said on Thursday.
Iran continues to execute children and youth who committed a crime while under 18 years of age, in violation of international standards, the U.N. Committee on the Rights of the Child said, after its 18 independent experts reviewed Iran and 13 other countries.
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