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Iran Protests: Iran’s Regime Spirals Into Chaos as Crises Escalate

Iran Protests: Iran’s Regime Spirals Into Chaos as Crises Escalate

Iran protests have put the mullahs’ regime in a deadlock.

Written by Hamideh Taati on 17 January 2020.

THE CONTENT OF THIS PAGE WILL BE UPDATED WITH THE LATEST NEWS OF THE IRAN PROTESTS.

JANUARY 17, 2020:

NCRI STATEMENT:

Iran: Torching Qassem Soleimani’s Posters Simultaneous With Khamenei’s Speech in Tehran Friday Prayer Congregation

Today, January 17, 2020, on the same day when the regime’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei was speaking at Tehran’s Friday prayer congregation, defiant youth tore up or torched posters of the eliminated terror master Qassem Soleimani in different parts of Tehran and in other Iranian cities, including Kerman, Zanjan, Iranshahr, Fassa, Lahijan, Tabriz, Zahedan and Masjed Soleiman. In his remarks today, Khamenei displayed his desperation and frustration in the face of the rage and defiance of rebellious youth toward the mullahs’ regime and Soleimani by saying that a few hundred who insult Soleimani’s pictures were not the people of Iran. These activities occurred while the security and suppressive forces were on full alert in view of the Friday prayers in Tehran and regime-staged rallies in other cities.



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https://twitter.com/DowlatNowrouzi/status/1218251975772516358

MEK RESISTANCE UNITS CONGRATS QASSEM SOLEIMANI’S DEATH AND INSTALL BANNERS OF IRANIAN OPPOSITION LEADER.

January 16, 2020—MEK Resistance Units install banners of Maryam Rajavi and Massoud Rajavi. They also took to graffiti and wrote slogans against the Iranian regime’s supreme leader Ali Khamenei and terrorist Qasem Soleimani. They also express their congrats about Qasem Soleimani’s death.

MARYAM RAJAVI THE PRESIDENT-ELECT OF THE NATIONAL COUNCIL OF RESISTANCE OF IRAN (NCRI) WROTE ON TWITTER:

The countdown for the clerical regime has begun. With the advent of the third decade of the 21st Century, the world is looking with hope at the uprising in Iran and the bright prospects of a free and democratic Iran.

https://twitter.com/Maryam_Rajavi/status/1218194754690830337

IRAN NEWS IN BRIEF, JANUARY 17, 2020

Iran Protests: People Stage Demonstration, Chant Against Regime’s Supreme Leader.

Iran Regime’s Terrorist Sentenced to 3 Years in Prison in U.S.

Iran’s Regime Arrests People During Protests Over Downing of Ukrainian Airliner.

UPDATE ON IRAN PROTESTS:

US Senator Martha McSally: I stand with the protesters in Iran as they risk everything for freedom from their oppressive regime.

https://twitter.com/SenMcSallyAZ/status/1216888613880975360

Amnesty International: Sexual violence against women protesters by security personnel.

Amnesty International said Wednesday it had evidence that Iranian security forces used sexual violence against women in peaceful protests after Tehran admitted it accidentally shot down a Ukrainian airliner.

According to the report, published on January 15, 2020, “The organization received shocking allegations of sexual violence against at least one woman arbitrarily arrested by plainclothes security agents and detained for several hours in a police station. According to an informed source, while in detention, the woman was taken to a room where she was questioned by a security official who forced her to perform oral sex on him and attempted to rape her.”

“Iran’s security forces have once again carried out a reprehensible attack on the rights of Iranian people to peaceful expression and assembly and resorted to unlawful and brutal tactics,” said Philip Luther, Research and Advocacy Director for the Middle East and North Africa at Amnesty International.

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IRAN’S REGIME SPIRALS INTO CHAOS AS CRISES ESCALATE.

The root of the chaos:

To get to the root of all the ongoing chaos in the Iranian regime, one only needs to briefly look at the events in the past few weeks.

  • January 3: Iran’s terrorist in chief Qassem Soleimani is killed in a U.S. drone strike.
  • January 8: The regime launches a supposed retaliatory strike on U.S. bases in Iraq. But it later becomes evident that the regime had informed the Iraqis to avoid causing casualties and further triggering the wrath of the U.S. The attack had minimal damage and no casualties, further highlighting the regime’s weakening state in waging war in the region.
  • January 8: On the same day Iran launched missiles against Iraq, the IRGC shot down a civilian airplane flying from Tehran to Kyiv, Ukraine, killing all 176 passengers and crew members.
  • The U.S. Department of Defense declared it has undeniable evidence that the Iranian regime had shot down the airplane.
  • January 10: The U.S. imposes fresh sanctions on the Iranian regime, including several top officials.
  • January 11: The Iranian regime’s military admits to having targeted and destroyed the Ukrainian passenger plane.
  • January 11: On the evening of the same day, protests erupt in several Iranian cities. Protesters chant slogans directly targeting Khamenei and calling for the overthrow of the Iranian regime.
  • January 12: A memo by the U.S. State Department preventing American diplomats from meeting Iranian dissidents is revoked. “Posts should welcome opportunities to meet with and learn from members of the Iranian diaspora community,” a new directive reads.
  • January 14: European powers trigger the dispute mechanism of the Iran nuclear deal in response to the regime’s continued negligence of its commitments under the pact.

https://twitter.com/iran_policy/status/1217916340343844871

PROTESTERS IN SANANDAJ CALL KHAMENEI A “MURDERER”

INSTALLATION OF MARYAM RAJAVI’S MESSAGE ON QASSEM SOLEIMANI’S DEATH BY MEK RESISTANCE UNITS.

 

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Friday, January 17, 2020, marks the 64th day since the beginning of the nationwide Iran protests.

The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) has identified 704 of the more than 1500 protesters killed by the regime so far.

Mrs. Maryam Rajavi the President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) has called on the United Nations to urgently send an international fact-finding mission to Iranian prisons to meet with the detainees.

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE UPRISING:

Number of uprising cities: 191

Number of martyrs: At least 1500

Number of injured: More than 4,000

Number of detainees: More than 12,000

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