Simultaneous with the nationwide uprising of the Iranian people and in order to intimidate the people, the mullahs’ regime’s executioners executed eight young prisoners in various cities in the period of January 1 to January 11.
On Thursday, January 11, two prisoners were executed publicly in Salmas and Qazvin. The prisoner executed in Salmas suffered from mental illness. The young man executed in Qazvin Prison was on death row for eight years.
NCRI - The widespread anti-regime protests in Iran have been fuelled by corruption at all levels of government that has tanked the economy- especially since the 2015 nuclear deal.
Lee Smith, a senior fellow at the Hudson Institute noted that the protests are definitely political, as the protesters are widely calling for an end to the Regime, but they are driven by economic factors that have not been solved by the nuclear accord.
Iran Uprising - No. 45
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.
Javad Zarif, the Foreign Minister of Iran’s ruling religious dictatorship is scheduled to meet Federica Mogherini in Brussels on Thursday, January 11. The meeting coincides with the start of the third week of the Iranian people’s uprising. In the past two weeks, Iranians have protested in more than 140 cities and towns throughout Iran, chanting “death to Khamenei”, “death to Rouhani”, despite suppressive measures in violation of international human rights standards.
Germany’s Federal Prosecutor and Government must act promptly
According to information received from sources of the People’s Mojahedin Organisation of Iran (PMOI/MEK) in Iran, the Iranian regime intends to facilitate the departure former head of the regime’s judiciary Mahmoud Shahroodi, from Germany before Federal Prosecutor’s Office issues a possible arrest warrant against him.
Iran uprising -No. 44
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 make the people follow them
After a deadly and lengthy silence, Khamenei showed up on the thirteenth day of the uprising, and acknowledged the continuation of the uprising. He showed his fear of the anger of people and, with an inverse tone, underscored the fact that the Iranian Resistance and the PMOI are the alternative to his regime. The regime and its media claimed that Khamenei had spoken to the people of Qom, whereas he was addressing a group of government clerics and selected agents. The slogan of the people of Qom, like the rest of the people throughout Iran, has been nothing but “Death to Khamenei” and “Feel shame Khamenei, let go of the country”.
Iran Uprising -No. 43
Regime admits the number of arrestees amounted to 3,700, many of them under torture
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.