On Wednesday, January 8, the political prisoner Ali Moezi was summoned to attend a show trial again. He refused to wear the prisoners’ uniform as before. The prison guards forcefully put the prison clothes on him and took him to the court with his hands and feet chained.
Simultaneous with the nationwide uprising of the Iranian people and in order to intimidate the people, the mullahs’ regime’s executioners executed eight young prisoners in various cities in the period of January 1 to January 11.
On Thursday, January 11, two prisoners were executed publicly in Salmas and Qazvin. The prisoner executed in Salmas suffered from mental illness. The young man executed in Qazvin Prison was on death row for eight years.
Trump Warns This Might Be Final Iran Deal Waiver, President Trump renewed the Iran nuclear deal, but said that this will be the last time. The deal, which must be renewed every 120 days, waives key sanctions the US lifted as part of the deal.
The United States imposed sanctions on 14 individuals and entities on Friday for human rights abuses in Iran and supporting Iranian weapons programs, including the head of Iran’s judiciary, Ayatollah Sadeq Larijani.
The U.S. Treasury Department said in a statement that Larijani, a close ally of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, is “responsible for ordering, controlling, or otherwise directing, the commission of serious human rights abuses against persons in Iran or Iranian citizens or residents.”
NCRI - The widespread anti-regime protests in Iran have been fuelled by corruption at all levels of government that has tanked the economy- especially since the 2015 nuclear deal.
Lee Smith, a senior fellow at the Hudson Institute noted that the protests are definitely political, as the protesters are widely calling for an end to the Regime, but they are driven by economic factors that have not been solved by the nuclear accord.
NCRI - Some of those arrested for participating in Iran protests are being tortured and murdered in custody, according to recently released prisoners and the families of those still held without charges.
At a rally outside Iran’s infamous Evin prison, activist Amir said: “People inside are being tortured, maybe tortured to death.”