NCRI - To organise the ongoing protests and anti-government demonstrations in Iran, the people have been using social media. It has enabled the people to arrange protests and to share information.
The most popular application that is used is called Telegram and it has been said that more than 50 percent of the population has used it. It is a messaging application that is simple to use and the people can share videos and information. The service is encrypted.
Press Release 01.09.18
Washington, D.C. – Today, the House of Representatives passed H. Res. 676, authored by House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce (R-CA), which supports the people of Iran engaged in legitimate and peaceful protests, condemns the Iranian regime’s human rights abuses and urges the administration to use targeted sanctions to respond to the regime’s ongoing human rights violations.
On the House floor prior to the vote, Chairman Royce delivered the following remarks (as prepared for delivery):
Iran Uprising -No. 43
Regime admits the number of arrestees amounted to 3,700, many of them under torture
Sina Ghanbari, a 22 year old youth, who was arrested during the nationwide uprising was martyred by the mullahs’ regime’s torturers in the Evin Prison. The regime's agents, in fear of public reaction to this brutal crime, ridiculously claimed that Sina Ghanbari had committed suicide in prison.
NCRI - The president-elect of the Iranian Resistance has written a powerful piece for the Wall Street Journal explaining why the current wave of protests in Iran are completely different from the 2009 protests about the rigged re-election of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
Maryam Rajavi, the leader of Iranian opposition coalition the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), wrote: “Then, the cause was a rift within the regime. Now, the people are demanding an end to the regime.”
NCRI - The unrest within the country has become the most important challenge the Iranian regime is facing. Over the past year there have been major protests over the economy, unemployment, and corruption, but no one was prepared for the spontaneous combustion that occurred on December 28 in Mashhad, Iran’s second-largest city.
Iran Uprising - No. 42
On Monday, January 8, the protest of the courageous and rising youth in various corners of the country continued on the twelfth day of the uprising.
Protest gatherings of arrested families, including students and arrested Gonabadi dervishes in front of Evin Prison in Tehran, continued on Monday, January 8. In the evening time, the families were sitting on the ground to stop vehicle traffic to te prison. At night, repressive forces shot in the air and threw tear gas to disperse the protesters.