NCRI - Several protests were held across Iran on Wednesday, June 8, according to local reports.
These included bakery workers in the city of Paveh, western Iran, street cleaners of the central municipality in Kermanshah, western Iran, staff of the Water and Sewage Department in Kermanshah and a group of contractual staff of the medical emergency center in Ilam, western Iran.
NCRI - Although it has been claimed that Hassan Rouhani has been running a moderate administration as the president of Iran, the reality is very different. What follows is a brief overview of his record during his first three years from June 2013 to the end of May 2016.
This fact sheet aims to provide details of the factional feuding at the heart of Friday's elections for the Iranian regime's Parliament and Assembly of Experts.
Comparison of lists of candidates for various political factions
The following individuals are among the candidates for the Assembly of Experts on the candidate-list generated by the faction affiliated with the Iranian regime’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei:
Activists of the main Iranian opposition group People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI, or Mojahedin Khalq, MEK) are monitoring voting booths across Iran on Friday as the elections for the regime's Parliament and Assembly of Experts are underway. All times in this live report are local.
Sham Elections – NCRI statement No. 4: Since several days ago, the antihuman clerical regime has been paving the way to announce a 70% voter turnout in the sham elections. On Thursday February 25, a day prior to the elections, the regime’s Minister of Interior told state TV: “Various opinion polls indicate a 65% to 70% turnout for tomorrow’s elections and we predict a 70% turnout.”
NCRI – In the Jask seaport next to the Persian Gulf in southern Iran, the regime’s Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) Navy has initiated the demolition of an ancient castle that belonged to the Persian Empire of the Sassanid era.
On September 11, the state-run ISNA news agency quoted local official Ibrahim Bousik as saying that the IRGC “has advanced 10 percent” in the demolition of the site.
NCRI - On Sunday, the Iranian regime’s communications minister, Mahmoud Vaezi announced that he would dissolve "the Supreme Council of Information Technology". He was bowing down to the regime's Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, who a day earlier had demanded the dissolution of all institutions controlling the cyber space in order for the controlling organ under his command to become the main power of repression.
In a directive on September 5, Khamenei appointed new members of the “Supreme Cyberspace Council" and ordered parallel institutions to be shut down. Iran analysts say his decision was made to increase filtering and censorship in social networks and tracking emails.
Press release by Friends of a Free Iran intergroup at the European Parliament, Brussels
In a major conference held at the European Parliament on Wednesday, December 4, human rights violations in Iran, the Geneva nuclear agreement, and the massacre and hostage-taking in Camp Ashraf were debated in the presence of a large number of MEPs from various political groups and with the participation of Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI). In this session, chaired by Struan Stevenson MEP, several senior Euro MPs including Vice-President of the European Parliament Alejo Vidal-Quadras, Stephen Hughes - First Vice-President of the Socialists & Democrats group, Jim Higgins - member of Parliament’s Bureau and Mrs Rita Süssmuth - former President of the German Bundestag delivered speeches. Participants in the meeting emphasized the following points: