The people of Iran have been protesting the regime for months, and the brave Baluchis of Iran have taken to the streets once again for the 24th Friday of the country’s ongoing revolution since September 2022.
The protesters gathered in Zahedan, the provincial capital of Sistan & Baluchestan in southeast Iran, to condemn the crimes of the mullahs’ theocracy and reject all forms of dictatorship, specifically that of the Shah that ruled Iran prior to the 1979 revolution.
The protests have expanded to at least 282 cities throughout the country, with over 750 people killed and more than 30,000 arrested by the regime’s forces, according to sources of Iranian opposition People’s Mojahedin of Iran (PMOI/MEK). The names of 664 killed protesters have been published by the MEK
In a self-promotional session in the Belgian parliament on February 28, Reza Pahlavi, the son of Iran’s monarch dictator, the Shah, launched a scathing attack on the country’s main opposition group, the People’s Mojahedin of Iran (PMOI/MEK).
Despite his attempts to position himself as the leader of a “democratic alternative” to the Iranian regime and his calls for “unity,” Pahlavi took advantage of the opportunity to slander the most long-standing opposition to the ruling theocracy by repeating the mullahs’ allegations against the MEK.
The Iranian regime has announced its decision to sell public properties, a move that is being referred to as the largest “state corruption” since the regime took power.
The plan is being supervised by a delegation of seven top officials close to the regime’s supreme leader, Ali Khamenei, who has been granted impunity over their decisions on what to sell. This plan comes after nearly two decades of a so-called “privatization plan” and is considered Tehran’s last-ditch effort to compensate for its huge budget deficit. The lion’s share of the budget goes to the regime’s security apparatus, mainly the Revolutionary Guards (IRGC). With the privatization plan, the IRGC has succeeded in dominating the country’s financial streams, and with the new plan, it would literally own the country.
Many officials and state media are protesting the lack of transparency in this plan, as well as the potential problems it could create. The chief of the delegation, Mohammad Mokhber, is the former head of the Execution of Khomeini’s Order (EIKO), Khamenei’s major plundering conglomerate. Another member of the delegation, Ahmad Vahidi, the interior minister, is a top IRGC commander and is wanted for the bombing of the AMIA Jewish center in Argentina.
Under this plan, the delegation will auction all properties belonging to ministries, universities, state institutions, governmental companies, banks, government credit institutions, and insurance companies, as well as surplus assets of Iran’s national oil, gas, and petrochemical companies, the Central Bank, Iran’s mineral industries, and maritime affairs. This could earn the regime roughly $445 billion based on current dollar exchange rates.
The government claims that the “private sector” will benefit from this plan, but there is no “private sector” in Iran. In reality, this term is the acronym of the IRGC. The government has been criticized for not reducing unnecessary expenses and budgets, and instead choosing to auction public and future generations’ property.
Many parliament members have also protested the approval of the “production of government assets law,” which is considered by many as the code name for auctioning the country. The lack of transparency and the fact that semi-governmental institutions like the IRGC are taking control instead of governmental institutions have also been criticized.
The ongoing nationwide uprising has rattled the regime’s foundation. Khamenei has sensed his regime’s imminent downfall. So, like Shah in his last days, Khamenei intends to auction the country, keep its vast security apparatus afoot and export as much capital as he and his accomplices are able to.
— People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) (@Mojahedineng) February 3, 2023
The growing calls for regime change within Iran have created the ideal environment for the international community, particularly European countries, to side with the Iranian people by sanctioning the IRGC and increasing pressure on the regime.
Curfew and widespread arrests in Mahabad and people’s heroic resistance.
On Sunday, November 29, on the 66th day of the uprising, the heroic people of Mahabad continue their confrontation against the brutal attack of the regime’s repressive forces. Following the dispatch of military forces, IRGC, and mercenaries to suppress the people and courageous youths of Mahabad last night and continuous shooting in the streets and at the people’s houses, today, the rebellion city of Mahabad continued its protests and strikes like the previous days.
Suppressive forces had closed the Karaj freeway, the old road, and the roads leading to Behesht Sakineh since morning and were stationed in Behesht Sakineh and its route.
On Thursday, November 3, the city of Karaj, west of Tehran has risen on the 49th day of Iran’s nationwide uprising and the 40th day of martyrdom of its heroic martyrs. Despite the presence of a large number of suppression forces and shooting and tear gas, a large number of people gathered in Beheshet Sakineh cemetery. Also, residents of different neighborhoods of Karaj and cities of Alborz province took to the streets and chanted “Death to Khamenei” and “Death to the dictator.”
Protesters chant “This year is a year of sacrifice. Seyyed Ali (Khamenei) will be overthrown!” “Shame on you!” and “Basiji get lost!”.
Students demonstrated in several schools in the nation’s capital Tehran by chanting, “Death to the dictator!” West of Tehran, in Karaj, students shouted, “I will kill whoever killed my sister!” “Death to the Basiji!” and “Imprisoned college students must be released!” were chanted in reference to the forces of the Revolutionary Guards (IRGC).
Despite having the world’s second-largest gas reserves, the regime has never found a proper place in the global gas market.
In recent weeks, Iranian regime officials have been constantly exaggerating their vast oil and gas reserves and promising to supply energy to the rest of the world. The regime is desperately hoping to compensate for the global shortage of gas and oil caused by the Ukraine conflict.
Ahmad Jannati, 95, is one of the most infamous figures of the Iranian regime, notable for his devotion to the regime’s founder, Ruhollah Khomeini, and the current supreme leader, Ali Khamenei. As a result, he holds numerous positions and responsibilities within the political structure of the regime.
Among the positions he has held are Chairmanship of the Assembly of Experts to determine the future leader; irreplaceable secretary of the Guardian Council to approve presidential and parliamentary candidates; rejection and acceptance of parliament’s resolutions; and, until recently, chairmanship and membership in many national policy-making institutions, such as the secretary of the Islamic Propaganda Coordination Council, and the Headquarters for Revival of Good and Justice.
Salman Rushdie, a British author, was stabbed multiple times with a knife on Thursday in upstate New York. According to his Twitter timeline, the attackers were radical Islamists who supported the Iranian government.
The attacker’s identity was revealed by the police, but no further information has been made public. Regardless of who the perpetrator was, whether he acted alone or as part of a larger group, the Iranian regime, and its supreme leader were the real culprits behind this abhorrent attack. The Iranian regime’s promise of a sizable material reward and a place in “heaven” encouraged the New York attacker, who had just carried out the supreme leader’s decree.
Special Structure for Combatting Corruption and Organized Crime (SPAK) – Tirana, Albania
According to reports in Albanian media on July 16, Albania’s Special Structure for Combating Corruption and Organized Crime (SPAK), acting under directives from the Special Prosecutor’s Office, detained and questioned 20 Iranians for allegedly carrying out espionage operations in Albania for the Iranian regime. The People’s Mojahedin of Iran (PMOI/MEK), an Iranian opposition group, was the target of an Albanian police raid on the Ashraf 3 complex, which is close to Tirana, the country’s capital, targeting eight apartments, four offices, and several buildings where Iranian regime agents lived and conducted their illegal activities.