Massive Crackdown on the Peaceful Demonstrations in Iran

Date of report: January 9, 2018

Since December 28, 2017, when the protest against high prices began in Mashhad, northeast of Iran, and then spread throughout the country, at least 50 people were killed, more have been injured and several thousand have been arrested.

The Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) has begun a house-to-house search in many smaller towns, arresting those identified in the protests, terrorizing the people and threatening them not to take part in any protests.

Italian Parties and Associations Support Iranian Protesters

NCRI Staff

NCRI - The National Association of Italian Partisans in Pietrasanta, in a letter to the President-elect of the Iranian Resistance, expressed its solidarity with the people of Iran in their struggle for freedom, democracy and respect for human rights, and announced: “We were informed about the shocking events in Iran in which thousands of Iranian youths poured to the streets to protest against the Iranian regime. Killing, injury and imprisonment of a number of revolting youths, of course, hurt us and worries us, but at the same time, this is a hard challenge for the Iranian people who demand freedom from oppression and injustice.”

Iranian Security Forces Attack Striking Workers

NCRI Staff

NCRI - According to reports, on Tuesday January 16 the Iranian regime’s security forces and plainclothes agents attacked the striking workers in the 22nd and 24th phases of South Pars Oil and Gas field and subjected them to beating and mayhem.

Iran Regime Mp Admits That Prisoners Are Poisoned by Giving Them Pills

NCRI Staff

NCRI - A member of Iranian regime’s parliament admitted on January 16 that recently one of the protesters before dying in prison, told his family that the prisoners are given pills that make their health condition worse.
The MP, Mahmoud Sadeghi, wrote in his twitter account: “According to the family of a prisoner who died in prison, during several contacts with his family, he told them that the prison officials forced him and other detainees to take pills that deteriorated their health condition...”

Google Not Following in Steps of Amazon and Microsoft Regarding Internet Censorship in Iran

NCRI Staff

NCRI - The people of Iran are trying to gather support from the international community in the midst of the unrest that has spread across the country. Following weeks of protests and anti-government demonstrations, the Iranian regime has taken a number of steps to suppress the people even further.

Iran: Tehran’s Municipality Announces 20 Trillion Toman Corruption Figure During Former Mayor’s Tenure

Mohammad Bagher Qalibaf

NCRI Staff

NCRI - The head of the Tehran Municipality Budget Committee, said that at least twenty trillion Toman have been lost in Tehran's municipality during the twelve-year tenure of the IRGC Brig. Gen. Mohammad Bagher Qalibaf as the mayor. He called for a special committee to investigate the widespread corruption cases in the municipality of Tehran during the twelve-year activity of Qalibaf as the mayor of the capital city.

Strike at Iran’s Main Sugarcane Factory

NCRI Staff

NCRI - The Workers Union of Haft-tapeh Sugarcane Company announced that workers of the unit have staged strike on Monday, December 25, in protest against wage arrears and the company’s failure to pay five months unpaid salary.

Yemeni Government Accused Iran Regime of Forging Its Currency

NCRI Staff

NCRI - The Yemeni government on Tuesday, January 16, without mentioning a name, accused some organizations of the Iranian regime of trying to forge the Yemeni national currency and, consequently, collapse of its value.

Iran Regime’s Beginning of the End

NCRI Staff

NCRI - The recent protests in Iran have offered a sort of déjà vu for those who remember the last days of the Shah and the massive protests against him. Does this mean that the end of the Iranian Regime is in sight?

Well, there are some stark differences between the 1978-9 protests and today’s but it does look like the Regime is on its last legs.

A New Power Balance in Iran

Sadegh Amoli Larijani

NCRI Staff

NCRI - Last week, Donald Trump called for new targeted sanctions on Iran while extending widespread sanctions relief for the last time under the Iran nuclear deal.

The targeted sanctions were, in part, issued as a response to the Regime’s crackdown on the large-scale nationwide protests which threaten its existence.

Urgent Call: Iran Uprising: Free Detainees Now!

Thousands of innocent young protesters, have been detained and are under horrific situation since the current Iranian uprising started on December 28, 2017.

Their lives is in serious jeopardy, we must ask for their freedom.

Forget the EU-led folly, Iran's regime is not our friend - MEP

NCRI Staff

NCRI - The European Union has "led the world into a dangerous policy of appeasement on Iran by heading up the ‘E3+3’ or ‘P5 + 1’ (the permanent members of the Security Council including the UK, plus Germany)," argues David Campbell-Bannerman, a Member of the European Parliament from the United Kingdom.

Iran Protesters Evade Censorship With Internet Software

NCRI Staff

NCRI - When the Iranian Regime restricted civilian internet usage in an attempt to quell the widespread protests across the country, it didn’t stop the Iranian people from accessing the net, just how they did it.

Software that evades governmental internet censorship, like virtual private networks (VPNs), is being readily used by ordinary Iranians so that they can still access sites like Instagram and Telegram to communicate amongst themselves and to the outside world.

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