On 1 February 2018, a civil society hearing in Geneva heard witnesses and legal experts and offered an adjudication of the 1988 massacre of political prisoners in Iran. The hearing was the first of its kind by NGOs in Geneva, and it urged immediate action by the UN to address the current wave of mass arrests and killings in Iranian jails following the recent anti-government protests.
International civil society and NGOs urged the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights to establish a commission of inquiry to investigate the months-long massacre during which the Islamic Republic of Iran executed an estimated 30,000 political prisoners, mostly activists of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK).
City of Ahvaz - February 1, 2018
Iran Uprising -No. 63
On Thursday February 1, in spite of the presence of suppressive forces who were on alert, and despite the cold weather, people in different cities of the country like Sanandaj, Ahvaz, Kermanshah, Isfahan, Zarrin Shahr, Shahrood, Hamedan, Tuyserkan, Mashhad, Dorood, Arak, Maragheh, Yazd, Rasht and Tehran, rallied while chanting “ Death to the Dictator” and clashed with IRGC forces.
NCRI - The Supreme Leader of Iran Ali Khamenei is the “new Hitler of the Middle East”. Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman of Saudi Arabia said in an interview with the New York Times.
Speaking about the appeasement during the Hitler years, he said that Europe needs to be careful to ensure that a similar thing happens with Iran. He said that it is clear that appeasement did not work with Hitler and that there is a risk the appeasement of Iran could end up with a similar outcome.
NCRI - Chair of the German government's human rights office condemned the execution of Ali Kazemi on Wednesday, January 31, and called the execution “unacceptable” and “violation of international treaties.” Barbel Kofler also called for a moratorium on the execution of Hamid Ahmadi who was a juvenile at the time of the alleged crime in Iran. “The policy of execution should be stopped,” she said.Ali Kazemi, who was accused at the age of 15 of killing another person during a group dispute, served nearly 7 years in prison before the execution was implemented at the age of 22. According to Amnesty International, he was executed last Tuesday in Bushehr.
NCRI - The coordinating council of Iranian educators’ guild organization protested the continued crackdown of teachers by the regime's security institutions in various cities across Iran.
In a statement released on Wednesday, January 31, the council cited the “security crackdown” on protesting teachers in the provinces of Lorestan, Isfahan and elsewhere in Iran as "suppressing teachers in various ways and methods.”
Reports by the network of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) inside Iran
February 1- 2018
• Isfahan: The youth chanted “death to the dictator” and “death to Khamenei.”
• Sanandaj (west): people gathered in Enghelab (revolution) Square, and Azadi (freedom) square and chanted “death to dictator.” They clashed with State Security Force (SSF) and set an SSF kiosk on fire. Authorities tried to disrupt the Internet connection in city. Clashes have continued, and the regime has brought in water cannons to disperse the crowd.