Featuring Maryam Rajavi & Newt Gingrich
Paris: A conference was held on Friday, January 19, 2018, entitled, “Change in Iran with 1000 Ashrafs”, featuring Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, the President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran, Mr. Newt Gingrich, former Speaker of the US House of Representatives, and Senator Robert Torricelli. A group of representatives of Iranian communities in Europe also attended the conference.
NCRI - The Iranian Regime is becoming increasing scared of Donald Trump’s words and actions regarding the future of the nuclear deal and of Europe lack of opposition to Trump.
Last week, Trump gave the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) one last chance, announcing that if the deal had not been sufficiently amended by May, he would withdraw the US from it.
NCRI - Water is one of the most basic human needs, so it is no surprise that water crises can lead to unrest and uprisings across the world.
In December, a panel of retired US military officials warned that water stress- defined as a shortage of fresh water- would be “a growing factor in the world’s hot spots and conflict areas”.
NCRI - The Iranian Regime used a guillotine to amputate a man’s hand on Tuesday, according to a report in the sponsored newspaper Khorasan News.
The 34-year-old man, referred to only as A. Kh., had his hand amputated at a prison in Iran’s second-biggest city Mashhad after being convicted of theft six years ago. His sentence was upheld by the Khorasan Criminal Court of Appeal.
NCRI - The Iranian Regime is blaming the current popular uprising in the country to two main factors: access to the internet and Iran’s enemies abroad. They believe that the enemies of the Iranian Regime are joining together to undermine the Regime and rile up the people via social networking sites.
NCRI - The Iranian Regime is one of many countries engaging in cyber warfare, using internet trolls and disinformation to manipulate public opinion. Iran’s army of trolls are less well-funded and less effective than those of other countries, like Russia, but their influence is steadily increasing.
The recent uprising in Iran which began on December 28 late last year, has sent shockwaves around the world, including the current debates among Iran policy circles in the United States.
Many policy experts, analysts, and commentators now view and describe the uprising as “watershed”, or “landmark event” or a “tuning point” in the period since 1979.
NCRI - On Wednesday January 17. In a message to the people of Iran, the Iranian teachers’ representative said: “Heroic people of Iran, the world has heard your voice! The gatherings are your inalienable rights; resume street protests as soon as possible and do not give the regime the opportunity to prepare for repression.”
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.
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.
NCRI - The Iranian Regime has met the protests of their citizens with extrajudicial killings, torture, and mass imprisonment, according to the leading Iranian opposition group.
The National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) reported on Tuesday that the Regime’s so-called security forces have already killed at least 50 people and imprisoned over 8,000, and tortured at least five people to death in jail, while the majority of Western governments have failed to speak out against this cruelty.