One of the main characteristics of Iran’s nationwide uprising is the presence of women and girls on the front line of the battle against the misogynistic rule of the Islamic Republic. ‘Misogynism’, in the essence of Mullah’s system, has overshadowed the regime’s ideological and political structure entirely.

Therefore, the freedom and liberation of Iranian women from the constraints imposed by the mullahs equal the destruction of the Islamic Republic.

Iranian women and girls have turned the mandatory hijab into one of the biggest challenges of the Mullahs during the current uprising.

The women succeeded in forcing the regime to dismantle or at least stop the criminal morality police and its patrolling thugs.

A patrol that killed Mehsa Amini provoked the biggest national and nationwide anger. A murder that has led to a long-lasting uprising to overthrow the rule of the Velayat al-Faqih.

One of the signs of this critical challenge for the regime is its impasse in dealing with women. This challenge has even created a huge dispute within the ruling body.

And as the uprising has deepened and become irreversible, resorting to the unbridled repressions of the past against women, will intensify the crisis against the regime even more than in the past.

In a desperate reaction, Mohammad Jaafar Montazeri, Prosecutor-General of the regime warned the women: “According to the law, it is mandatory for women to wear hijab in the streets and public view, and this law must be followed. If it reaches the stage of obvious crime, the relevant agencies will fulfill their duties.”

But the regime’s state-run media showed the contraction within. Salameno website wrote: “The past methods, such as morality patrols, do not work, and necessary investigations must be carried out.” And Khabar Online website added: “It should be clear whether people favor the hijab or not.”

It has become clear that the issue of the ‘mandatory hijab’ is destabilizing the regime. From now on, any action against the women and girls in the streets will hit the regime much harsher than the killing of Mahsa Amini.

December 29 marked the 105th day of anti-regime protests in Iran. The demonstrations began following the heinous murder of Mahsa Amini, 22, in police custody. However, it immediately turned into a revolution against the entire theocratic regime.

According to the Iranian opposition Mojahedin-e Khalq (MEK/PMOI), the protests have extended to 280 cities. The regime has killed over 750 citizens, injured tens of thousands, and detained more than 30,000. The MEK has published the names of 601 killed protesters.

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Key Developments:

  • Protesters in Tehran, Tabriz, Khoy, Ahvaz, Isfahan, Shahryar, Eslamshahr, Varamin, Yazd, Meshkinshahr, and Lali Khuzestan set regime bases and symbols on fire.
  • In a new disclosure, the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (MEK/PMOI) exposed a secret document of the IRGC summarizing the 100 days of the uprising which showed the regime’s desperation in dealing with the protests.
  • Iran’s repression of protesters, including with the death penalty, is unacceptable and intolerable, Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni said on Thursday. “What is happening today in Iran is unacceptable for us, Italy can no longer tolerate it,” Meloni said in an end-of-year press conference.
  • On Wednesday, Canada, Britain, Sweden, and Ukraine called on Tehran to settle a dispute over accountability and reparations for the downing of an airliner by Iranian forces nearly 3 years ago through arbitration under the rules of the 1971 Montreal Convention.
  • Ivan Sascha Sheehan, Assistant Professor of Public and International Affairs at the University of Baltimore in an article published by Washington Times said: “The Iranian people want democracy, not clerical rule or a monarchy. The U.S. and EU should help facilitate the outcome of unrest sweeping Iran. The Iranian people are doing their part for democracy. Now it’s time for world leaders to do theirs.”
  • In her today’s message to the Iranian people, Mrs. Maryam Rajavi the President-elect of the National Council Resistance of Iran (NCRI) said: “As Iranians observe the 40-day memorial of their slain heroes in Tehran, Dehgolan, Izeh, Semirom, and Marvdasht with chants of ‘Death to Khamenei,’ they show once more the resolve of Iran in standing to the end for the regime’s overthrow.”
  • In Tehran, locals gathered in Behesht Zahra Cemetery to mark the 40th day of Hamidreza Rouhi’s murder by the regime’s security forces began chanting: “Poverty-Corruption-High prices! We’re going to overthrow the regime!”
  • Reza Younesi, the brother of Ali Younesi, an elite student of Sharif University who is in prison on false charges, announced the arrest of his father, Miryousef Younesi, in the city of Shahrud.
  • In his last activity as UN Human Rights Council President, Federico Villegas met with the members of the Fact-Finding Mission on Iran – Sara Hossain, Shaheen Sardar Ali, and Viviana Krsticevic – as they begin preparations to carry out their important mandate.
  • The annual food inflation rate reached 63.4 percent in November 2022. This figure for annual food inflation has not been recorded in the last eighty years, according to the semi-official ILNA news agency.

Tehran Province:

The office of the regime’s paramilitary Basij in the Azad University Tehran North Branch was attacked and a fire was reported early this morning. Source

Locals gathered to mark the 40th day of Hamidreza Rouhi’s murder by the regime’s security forces were attacked by security forces who began firing tear gas. Source

Isfahan Province:

Protesters in Najafabad torched a poster of former IRGC Quds Force chief Qassem Soleimani. Source

Gilan Province:

Locals in Ramdasht, Rudsar, established roadblocks as they continue the nationwide protests against the mullahs’ regime on the 105th night of the uprising. Source

Khuzestan Province:

Locals in Izeh gathered to mark the 40th day of Milad Saidian-Ju’s murder by the regime’s oppressive security forces. Such ceremonies are becoming scenes of anti-regime protests. Source

Qazvin Province:

Local in Qazvin City gathered to mark the 3rd day of Mehrdad Malak’s murder by the regime’s oppressive security forces. Authorities had dispatched two busses of security units to prevent protests. Source

Fars Province:

Locals in Marvdasht gathered to mark the 40th day of Arman Emadi’s murder by the regime’s security forces began chanting: “Basij & IRGC! You are our ISIS!” Source