What today is going on in Iran is the result of the death of Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old Kurdish Iranian girl, who died after being arrested by the morality police in mid-September. Her death ignited the fury and frustration that accumulated for months and even years as the result of the regime’s inhuman behavior, human rights violations, and corruption.
Farmers, steelworkers, and students specifically people from all walks of life and strata have paved this way. Lack of freedom, water, healthy air, payment, etc. is some of the reasons people are taking to the street.
Most of them see no future in Iran. Many of them have decided to migrate so that some of the regime’s experts are speaking about a disaster for the country’s future.
For years Iran’s opposition warned that Iran has become a boiling pot, but Western media, governments, and analysts tried their best to ignore the warnings, to be able to continue their appeasement policy. And today protests are showing us that the opposition was right, and now everyone must decide to choose the right side.
Despite the regime’s use of terror, torture, and massive repression the protests have proved to be durable and are continuing now for more than 109 days. This shows that the people have decided to overthrow the regime.
This is even visible in the daily comments and speeches of the regime’s officials about the protests of the people and the opposition mainly the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) and the National Council Resistance of Iran (NRCI). We are witnessing an increasing enmity and after years the regime is now forced to show its main enemy and concern.
The growing weakness of the regime is evident in the behavior and speeches of its officials. They are oscillating between inviting the people for dialogue and worthless threats that will only add fuel to the protests.
And there is no doubt that the ongoing protests will finally unseat the regime. The protest of the people include gatherings, rallies, strikes, blocking the roads and attacking the bases of the regime, or torching its propaganda.
In recent days while the regime held a commemoration for the slain commander of its terror organization Qasem Soleimani, brave youths set its statues and billboards on fire. The regime did not expect such a reaction while showing off its dominance over the protests.
January 2 marked the 109th day of anti-regime protests in Iran. According to the Iranian opposition Mojahedin-e Khalq (MEK/PMOI), the protests have extended to 282 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 614 killed protesters.
- In her tweet, Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, the president-elect of the National Council Resistance of Iran (NCRI) asked the World powers to support the Iranian people and said: “May governments and international institutions respond without delay to the desire of the people of Iran who are enduring suppression, torture, and execution.” Source
- Rebellious youths torched the statues, and placards of the regime’s slain Quds Force commander Qasem Soleimani in various cities. This includes Tuyserkan, Kermanshah, Tehran – Satari Highway, Ardabil, Ilam, and Tehranpars.
- Germany has warned Iranians living in the country who have been critical of the Iranian government to be careful about traveling to Iran. Source
- An 18-year-old man has been given a double death sentence by a court in Iran for the role he played in the country’s anti-regime street protests. Protestor Mehdi Mohammadi Fard was given a double sentence for both ‘moharebeh’ – waging war against God – and corruption. Source
- In 2022 at least, 623 men and women were executed this is 273 more prisoners than the last year. This number includes 608 men and 15 women. Source
- Mark Williams, President of the SW Wales & Borth British Legions in his tweet expressed his solidarity with the Iranian people and said: “As we start 2023, continued solidarity with the brave campaigners for freedom and democracy in Iran. Our prayers are with you.” Source
- Locals gathered to mark the 40th day of Shomal Khadiripour’s murder by the regime’s security forces began chanting: “Death to Khamenei!” Source