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Iran News in Brief – January 23, 2023

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Iran Uprising at a Glance – Day 130

Based partially on reporting by PMOI (MEK) Network in Iran

Monday, January 23, 2023 – 8 PM GMT +1

  • Days: 130
  • Protests: 282 cities
  • Fatalities: 750+ estimated deaths, 637 identified by MEK
  • Detentions: 30,000

Iran’s nationwide uprising marked its 130th day on Monday following a day of various types of protests by people from all walks of life in different cities. Protest rallies by laborers and investors, and brave locals in different parts of Tehran and Karaj were demanding their rights while protesting the mullahs’ dictatorship.

On Monday morning, retirees, and pensioners of the regime’s telecommunications industry in the provinces of Razavi Khorasan, Kohgiluyeh & Boyer Ahmad, Ardabil, and Gilan began protesting low pensions and poor economic conditions. These rallies were held in the cities of Mashhad, Shahrekord, Ardabil, Yazd, Lorestan, Tehran, Isfahan, SanandajKermanshah, and Rasht.

A similar rally was held by electricity workers in Tehran outside the regime’s Energy Ministry building as they protested low paychecks and other issues regarding their poor working conditions.

Also, in the country’s capital retired teachers and educated workers rallied outside the regime’s Education Ministry protesting their low pensions and other outstanding demands that have gone unanswered by regime officials for far too long.

Reports from Bandar Khomeini in southwest Iran indicate that contract and official employees of the local petrochemical site are on strike for a second day. There is word that the CEO of the Persian Gulf Holding Company, a firm associated to the regime’s IRGC, is headed to Bandar Khomeini from Tehran to see into this matter.

Sunday evening saw protesters in Bukan, a restive city in northwest Iran, setting up roadblocks and continuing the nationwide protests against the mullahs’ regime. Similar protests were reported in another Kurdish city of Divandarreh in Kurdistan Province, western Iran.

Also late last night in Tehran’s various districts and Karaj, locals chanted anti-regime slogans and specifically targeted Khamenei and his crackdown apparatus. The slogans included:
“This is the year Seyed Ali (Khamenei) is overthrown!”
“Death to the dictator!”
“Death to the republic of executions!”
“Death to Khamenei!”
“Death to the murderous IRGC!”
“The IRGC commits crimes and Khamenei supports it!”
“We won’t have a country as long as the mullahs are in power!”

“Damned be Khomeini, death to Khamenei.”


Iranians in Brussels Call on EU Foreign Ministers to Proscribe IRGC

Today, January 23, while all 27 Foreign Ministers of the European Union member states are gathering in Brussels to coordinate responses to the invasion of Ukraine as well as other international topics, including Iran, supporters of the Iranian Resistance held a rally to call on the EU to proscribe the Iranian regime’s Revolutionary Guard Corps as a terrorist entity.

بروکسل - تظاهرات ایرانیان آزاده برای لیست‌گذاری سپاه پاسداران - ۳بهمن

بروکسل - تظاهرات ایرانیان آزاده برای لیست‌گذاری سپاه پاسداران - ۳بهمن

Boves Municipal in Italy Supports Iran’s Uprising

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On January 21, a meeting was held in the municipality of Boves in the province of Piemonte, Italy, to discuss the uprising in Iran as well as the importance to support the Iranian Resistance in its struggle against the clerical regime in Iran.

At the meeting, Mayor Maurizio Paoletti talked about his visit to Ashraf 3, where most of the members of the Mujahedin-e-Khalq Organization are settled in Albania. He also asserted his support for the Iranian Resistance and NCRI President-elect Mrs. Maryam Rajavi.

Dr. Khosro Nikzat, the head of the Association of Iranian Doctors and Pharmacists living in Italy, explained the latest developments in the uprising and asked local and government institutions to support the resistance of the Iranian people.

At the meeting, a resolution was read and agreed upon. The resolution strongly condemned the killing of the Iranian protesters by the brutal security forces while expressing support for the Iranian Resistance, as a democratic alternative to the regime and highlighting that Mrs. Maryam Rajavi’s ten-point plan is a roadmap to freedom in Iran.

The resolution of the Boves Municipality also asks the Italian government to proscribe the Revolutionary Guards Corps as a terrorist entity, close the regime’s embassy and expel the terrorists’ diplomats from Italian soil.

At the meeting, a representative of Amnesty International and the head of the Italian Partisan Association in Cuneo also took part.


Iran’s Cities Renew Rallies with Night Protests, Attacks on Regime’s Sites

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Cities across Iran are witnessing more protests in the forms of workers demanding their rights holding gatherings and going on strike, night rallies with locals in different parts of Tehran and other cities chanting anti-regime slogans, and various types of attacks targeting the regime’s sites and symbols.

These measures are specifically targeting regime Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC), the paramilitary Basij, and even plainclothes agents and their spies working among the locals of various cities and towns.

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Toronto, Canada—January 21, 2023: MEK Supporters Rally in Solidarity With the Iran Revolution

Toronto, Canada—January 21, 2023: MEK Supporters Demonstrated in Support of the Iran Revolution.

Toronto, Canada—January 21, 2023: Freedom-loving Iranians and supporters of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) held a rally in solidarity with the Iranian people’s uprising.

They also commemorated January 20, 1979. On this day, the people of Iran released the last group of political prisoners from the prisons of Shah’s dictatorship. At the head of these political prisoners was the Iranian opposition leader Mr. Massoud Rajavi.

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Geneva, Switzerland—January 21, 2023: Iranian Resistance Supporters Rally in Support of the Iran Revolution

Geneva—January 21, 2023: MEK Supporters Rallied in Support of the Iran Revolution.

Geneva, Switzerland—January 21, 2023: Freedom-loving Iranians and supporters of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) held a rally and exhibition next to the “Broken Chair” (UNOG) in solidarity with the nationwide Iranian Revolution.

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Also, read Iran News in Brief – January 22, 2023