In a telephone interview from Tehran, an Iranian human rights activist told Asharq Al-Awsat: “Starting 3 pm till late at night, the main streets of Tehran witnessed fueled moments.”
On Friday, January 5, 2018. The following Press Release concerning the current uprising in Iran was issued:
Leader McCarthy and Chairman Royce Announce Vote Supporting the People of Iran
Press Release 01.05.18
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Iran Uprising -No. 37
Today, Friday, January 5th, on the ninth day of the uprising, Tabriz residents turned the football match between the Tabriz Tractorsazi team and Tehran Esteqlal team, which was held at the Sahand Stadium of Tabriz, to the scene of hatred against the mullahs’ regime. During the match, the crowd at the stadium chanted, “Feel shame Khameini, Let go of the country”, “Villain, Villain, cowardly Bassiji”, “Not Gaza, not Lebanon, my life (only) for Iran.” The people also chanted slogans in Turkish such as “Azerbaijan people do not accept humiliation.”
US Ambassador Nikki Haley says "the Iranian regime is now on notice: the world will be watching what you do," during an emergency meeting of UN Security Council on mass anti-government protests in Iran.
Nikki Haley accuses Iranian regime of funding a pro-regime military campaign in Syria, backing Shia militias in Iraq and supporting a crony elite while ordinary Iranians struggle.
US Ambassador Nikki Haley warned Iranian authorities on Friday that the world is watching, as thousands held pro-government demonstrations in Iran following anti-government protests, in which over 21 people were killed.
NCRI - Of all of the media coverage surrounding the protests against the Iranian Regime that have been ranging for over a week now, some of the most powerful are of ordinary Iranian women defying the sexist laws of the Regime whilst protesting the Regime as a whole.
Several photos and videos that are being widely shared on social media- by Iranians that still have access to the internet after the Regime put heavy restrictions on it to stop communication amongst protesters and to the outside world- show brave women removing their hijabs to protest the Regime’s misogynistic dress codes, whilst others show a woman raising her fist in the air after walking through a cloud of tear gas.
NCRI - Back in 1988, the Iranian Regime slaughtered over 30,000 political prisoners- including children, the elderly, and pregnant women, in a massacre that has continued to the current day.
Most of the victims were members or supporters of the Iranian opposition group, the People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI), but many were only caught with the group’s literature.
For the Iranian Regime, that was evidence enough and they were subjected to kangaroo trials- presided over by the infamous “death commissions”-which lasted just a few minutes and did not allow for a defence.