IRAN: Protests Continued on Sixth Day Despite Crackdown

Iran Uprising – No. 27

Demonstrations of the Iranian people and the youth continued on Tuesday for the sixth consecutive day in different cities.

In Rasht, protesters throw hand grenades to the Basijis in the alleyways leading to the Sabzeh Maidan.

Protests in Iran Differ From 2009 as Demonstrators Call for Regime Change

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NCRI - The anti-regime rallies that began in Mashhad on Thursday, spread to the major cities of Tehran, Tabriz, Isfahan and Shiraz, as well as dozens of towns across the country.

These rallies are different from those that occurred in 2009, when the reelection of former Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad sparked nationwide rallies. These protests beagn with economic demands, and demonstrators have escalated to an ultimatum of fundamental regime change. Demonstrations have spiraled into a general outcry against the ruling elite and policies inside the country and abroad.

Nikki Haley on Iran Uprising: 'We Must Not Be Silent'

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NCRI - Tuesday January 2, 2017.U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley praised Iranian protesters Tuesday, adding that the US is seeking an emergency Security Council meeting in New York and the Human Rights Council in Geneva regarding Iran. CNN reported.

"The people of Iran are crying out for freedom," Haley said. "All freedom-loving people must stand with their cause."

EP Vice-president Telicka: EU Must Not Be Silent About Behavior of Iranian Authorities Against Protesters

NCRI Staff

NCRI - English translation of text of a press release by Czech MEP Pavel Telicka, Vice-president of the European Parliament and member of the EP board responsible for human rights issues:

2 January 2018

While a large part of the world enjoyed a tranquil period between Christmas and New Year celebrations, there have been nationwide protests in Iran in which more than two dozen people have lost their life.

Iranian Political Prisoner Ali Moezi: Regime's Time Has Come to End

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NCRI - In a message solidarity with Iranian people’s nationwide protests, political Prisoner Ali Moezzi supporter of the People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI / MEK) praised the protesters pledging continue their struggle until victory is reached.

”The time for the regime that has committed all types of crimes has come to the end and is stuck in a whirlpool of death,” he said.

Norway's Progress Party Condemns Iranian Regime's Attacks on the Protesters in Iran

“The Progress Party condemns the Iranian regime's attacks on the protesters in Iran. The terror regime in Iran once again reveals its disgusting face by attacking peaceful demonstrators that are demanding their basic rights,” a statement by the party has declared.

Maryam Rajvi's Call for Uprising and Fearful Admission of Iran Regime's Official to PMOI/MEK's Leading Role

NCRI Staff

NCRI - On Monday January 1, 2017. Mohammad Ali Asoudi, the senior consultant to Khamenei’s representative in the Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC), in an interview with the state run ‘Daneshjou’ press agency stated:

IRAN: At Least 1000 Mostly Young Protesters Arrested

Iran uprising - No. 22

In fear of overthrow and desperate of confronting the popular nationwide uprising, the clerical regime has started blind arrests and so far detained at least 1,000 in the first four days of the uprising.

Deputy governor of Tehran province, Ali Asghar Naserbakht, said on Sunday that some 200 people arrested on December 30, the third day of the uprising in the area between “Enqelab Square and Mosadeq Square” in Tehran.

European Parliamentarians Support the Uprising of the Iranian People Against Mullahs' Regime

Member of European Parliament Pavel Telička

EP Intergroup Calls on Mogherini to Condemn Iran Regime Violent Reaction Against Peaceful Demonstrators

The President of Friends of a Free Iran in the European Parliament that enjoys support of many MEPs calls on “the EU High Representative Ms Mogherini and the European governments to publicly express solidarity with the current uprising of the Iranian people and to strongly condemn the brutal reaction of the Iranian government and the security forces against the peaceful demonstrators.”

Third Day of Anti-Regime Protests in Different Cities Across Iran

NCRI Staff

NCRI - Anti-regime protests of students at Tehran University; clashes with regime suppressive security forces

December 30, 2017. Students from Tehran University today joined the Uprising against high costs, and chanted: Death to the dictator and Khamenei shame on you, let go the country.

They also chanted: "You reformists & the principlist, this is the end of the story"

Iranians in Germany Rally in Support of Countrymen's Anti-Regime Protests – 29 Dec. 2017

NCRI Staff

NCRI - Iranians residing in Germany held protest rallies supporting their countrymen’s anti-regime protests. Iranians in Berlin held a protest outside the Iranian regime’s embassy in that city. Similar protests were held in Koln and Hamburg.

On Thursday, a large number of protesters took to the streets in the cities of Mashhad, Neyshabur, Kashmar and Birjand in northeast Iran, protesting unemployment, poverty and skyrocketing prices. Protesters were also seen chanting, "Death to Rouhani" and "Death to the Dictator," in reference to the regime's president and Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, respectively.

U.S. Senator Tom Cotton Expresses Solidarity With Iranians Speaking out Against Regime

NCRI Staff

NCRI - Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) released the following statement on the protests against the Iranian regime in the city of Mashhad on Thursday, 28 December 2017:

"Even after the billions in sanctions relief they secured through the nuclear deal, the ayatollahs still can't provide for the basic needs of their own people-perhaps because they've funneled so much of that money into their campaign of regional aggression in Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, and Yemen. The protests in Mashhad show that a regime driven by such a hateful ideology cannot maintain broad popular support forever, and we should support the Iranian people who are willing to risk their lives to speak out against it."

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