NCRI - The Iranian Regime is one of many countries engaging in cyber warfare, using internet trolls and disinformation to manipulate public opinion. Iran’s army of trolls are less well-funded and less effective than those of other countries, like Russia, but their influence is steadily increasing.
The recent uprising in Iran which began on December 28 late last year, has sent shockwaves around the world, including the current debates among Iran policy circles in the United States.
Many policy experts, analysts, and commentators now view and describe the uprising as “watershed”, or “landmark event” or a “tuning point” in the period since 1979.
NCRI - On Wednesday January 17. In a message to the people of Iran, the Iranian teachers’ representative said: “Heroic people of Iran, the world has heard your voice! The gatherings are your inalienable rights; resume street protests as soon as possible and do not give the regime the opportunity to prepare for repression.”
NCRI - The Iranian regime’s former intelligence minister, Mullah Dori Najaf Abadi, currently Friday prayer leader in the city of Arak, confessed that the protesting youths attacked his house during the recent uprising in Iran. He said in an interview with state-run media regarding Iranian uprising: “The recent incident (uprising) was different that previous ones and that is they were not 100 percent the same. Mojahedin (PMOI) affiliates and others were more involved.
NCRI - On Wednesday, 17 January 2018, the inhuman sentence of hand amputation for a prisoner accused of “stealing sheep of villagers” was implemented by the Iranian regime’s judiciary in central prison of Mashhad.
The Enormous Cost of the Regime's Warmongering, Terrorism and Domestic Suppression
As the uprising against the clerical regime engulfed various Iranian cities, protestors' slogans expressed some aspects of the cause of that movement, namely grueling high prices and economic strains on an array of social sectors. Giving rise to these circumstances is the fact that the religious dictatorship has channeled Iran's human resources and economic reserves toward domestic suppression, warmongering and expansion of terrorism abroad, leading to increasing poverty and deprivation among the population in Iran.
NCRI - The US State Department is working to stop the deportation of 100 mostly Christian Iranians from Vienna, where they have been stranded for over a year, back to Iran during the current crackdown on dissidents.
NCRI - The Iranian Regime has met the protests of their citizens with extrajudicial killings, torture, and mass imprisonment, according to the leading Iranian opposition group.
The National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) reported on Tuesday that the Regime’s so-called security forces have already killed at least 50 people and imprisoned over 8,000, and tortured at least five people to death in jail, while the majority of Western governments have failed to speak out against this cruelty.
Date of report: January 9, 2018
Since December 28, 2017, when the protest against high prices began in Mashhad, northeast of Iran, and then spread throughout the country, at least 50 people were killed, more have been injured and several thousand have been arrested.
The Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) has begun a house-to-house search in many smaller towns, arresting those identified in the protests, terrorizing the people and threatening them not to take part in any protests.
NCRI - The National Association of Italian Partisans in Pietrasanta, in a letter to the President-elect of the Iranian Resistance, expressed its solidarity with the people of Iran in their struggle for freedom, democracy and respect for human rights, and announced: “We were informed about the shocking events in Iran in which thousands of Iranian youths poured to the streets to protest against the Iranian regime. Killing, injury and imprisonment of a number of revolting youths, of course, hurt us and worries us, but at the same time, this is a hard challenge for the Iranian people who demand freedom from oppression and injustice.”
NCRI - According to reports, on Tuesday January 16 the Iranian regime’s security forces and plainclothes agents attacked the striking workers in the 22nd and 24th phases of South Pars Oil and Gas field and subjected them to beating and mayhem.
NCRI - A member of Iranian regime’s parliament admitted on January 16 that recently one of the protesters before dying in prison, told his family that the prisoners are given pills that make their health condition worse.
The MP, Mahmoud Sadeghi, wrote in his twitter account: “According to the family of a prisoner who died in prison, during several contacts with his family, he told them that the prison officials forced him and other detainees to take pills that deteriorated their health condition...”
NCRI - The people of Iran are trying to gather support from the international community in the midst of the unrest that has spread across the country. Following weeks of protests and anti-government demonstrations, the Iranian regime has taken a number of steps to suppress the people even further.