WASHINGTON, DC, USA, On January 6, 2018 / Despite subzero temperatures, hundreds of Iranian Americans held their second rally outside the White House in as many weeks to express solidarity with nationwide protests against the clerical regime in Iran. Mrs. Rajavi the president elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran sent a video message to this rally, the following is full text of the message:
Fellow freedom-loving compatriots, honorable dignitaries,
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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).
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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.
NCRI - An Iranian regime’s political analyst acknowledges that Iranian protesters are disappointed in the country’s so-called moderates and disgusted by regime’s president Hassan Rouhani.
In response to Ali Shamkhani, secretary of regime’s Supreme National Security Council, claiming that the country’s ongoing protests are ignited by foreigners, regime’s political expert Sadegh Zibakalam has written a letter, writing “I was surprised by your comments, attributing protests to Saudis. I was not aware that Saudi Arabia is so powerful that it can take thousands of Iranian youth in the country’s small and big cities to the streets. I was however more sorry than surprised by your comments.”
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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.
NCRI - Iranian regime’s deputy Labor Minister had said that there are two million hungry people in the country. A really shocking figure, says a regime’s MP.
Member of regime parliament’s Social Affairs Committee believes that with this many people suffering hunger, the total number of country’s deprived people should be much higher.
State-run IRNA news agency has reported on a meeting titled ‘The 2018 Budget: will it increase or reduce poverty?’, in which regime’s deputy Labor and Social Welfare Minister Ahmad Maydari said “according to domestic and international estimates, between two to four percent of Iranian people suffer extreme poverty, meaning they can’t afford to feed themselves, something also referred to as violent poverty.”