NCRI - The Iranian regime’s former intelligence minister, Mullah Dori Najaf Abadi, currently Friday prayer leader in the city of Arak, confessed that the protesting youths attacked his house during the recent uprising in Iran. He said in an interview with state-run media regarding Iranian uprising: “The recent incident (uprising) was different that previous ones and that is they were not 100 percent the same. Mojahedin (PMOI) affiliates and others were more involved.
NCRI - On Wednesday, 17 January 2018, the inhuman sentence of hand amputation for a prisoner accused of “stealing sheep of villagers” was implemented by the Iranian regime’s judiciary in central prison of Mashhad.
The Enormous Cost of the Regime's Warmongering, Terrorism and Domestic Suppression
As the uprising against the clerical regime engulfed various Iranian cities, protestors' slogans expressed some aspects of the cause of that movement, namely grueling high prices and economic strains on an array of social sectors. Giving rise to these circumstances is the fact that the religious dictatorship has channeled Iran's human resources and economic reserves toward domestic suppression, warmongering and expansion of terrorism abroad, leading to increasing poverty and deprivation among the population in Iran.
Iran uprising – No. 48
Opening fire on demonstrators, mass arrests, and torture to death are examples of crime against humanity
Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran, called on the UN Secretary General, Security Council, member states and High Commissioner on Human Rights as well as other relevant international organizations to take urgent actions to have those arrested during the Iranian people’s nationwide uprising immediately released and determine the statuses of the disappeared.
Date of report: January 9, 2018
Since December 28, 2017, when the protest against high prices began in Mashhad, northeast of Iran, and then spread throughout the country, at least 50 people were killed, more have been injured and several thousand have been arrested.
The Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) has begun a house-to-house search in many smaller towns, arresting those identified in the protests, terrorizing the people and threatening them not to take part in any protests.
NCRI - The US State Department is working to stop the deportation of 100 mostly Christian Iranians from Vienna, where they have been stranded for over a year, back to Iran during the current crackdown on dissidents.