MEK Iran: Updates on Iran
Torching pictures of Khamenei and Soleimani continue
On January 31st, the defiant youth set fire to the pictures of Ali Khamenei, religious fascist regime’s Supreme Leader, and torched pictures of top terrorist Qahssme Soleimani, commander of terrorist Quds Force, in Tehran and also in Isfahan, Shiraz, Ahvaz, Rasht, Golestan, Ilam, Behbahan, and Kamyaran.
— NCRI-FAC (@iran_policy) February 2, 2020
Twenty-five years behind bars for questing legitimate rights
Five women civil activists involved in the International Labor Day gathering and Haft Tappeh sugarcane workers’ protest were sentenced to twenty-five years imprisonment. Each activist woman sentenced to five years.
The National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI)- Women’s Committee said: For far too long, women activists in Iran are invisible. This committee asked the freedom-loving people to speak up for the voiceless women activists in Iran as the regime continues to pressure them and silence them in prison.
“While Iran women rights activists like Leila Tirandari are being pressured by the regime in Iran to make false confessions, some women in democratic countries are proud to advocate/align their interests with the mullahs in Iran and remove pressure Vs. regime.” NCRI- Women Committee twitted.
Protests continue in various cities
MEK’s reports from Iran indicate that inhabitants of Afsaran district of the northern city of Gorgan, held a rally on January 30th, protesting against the indifference and incompetence of local officials.
MEK recourses reported that on Saturday, February 2, 2020, protesting against a five-month delay on payment, laborers in the Petrochemical compound stopped working and went on strike in the southern city of Assaloyah. Workers say that they are working for twelve hours a day under the worst working condition in the compound and are still deprived of payment on time. They ask how their family should survive when there is no payment.
Iranian regime intensifies suppression
In another development, on Saturday, February 2, 2020, the Iranian Suppressive State Security Forces along with the Bassij’s thugs, raided a party in Khoshke-bijar (North city of Rasht) arresting sixty people. Bassij is a paramilitary organization affiliated to the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) designated as a terrorist organization by the US.
On January 25th, the suppressive agents of the Iranian regime, by beating the protesters, used tear gas against the angry villagers in Boneh-ye Qeysar from the southern city of Dezful.
The Iranian officials tried to take the farmers’ lands and turn them to a factory. These lands have been the only source of income for the inhabitants during the past forty years. “They defended their lands by everything they had and confronted the 60-70 regime’s agents.” One of the residents said.