Iran Uprising
Tuesday June 27, 2017

Iran - Grand Ayatollah Montazeri Dies leaving mullahs’ Regime in Shambles

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Crowds walk the streets of Tehran once again, this time chanting in support of an Iranian top cleric who died only a day ago. 

Grand Ayatollah MontazeriGrand Ayatollah Hossein Ali Montazeri was once heir to the Ayatollah Khomeini himself, but later disqualified by the founder of the Islamic Republic due to his objections to the massacres of 1988 in which over 30,000 political prisoners --mostly members and supporters of the Mojahedin Khalq Organization of Iran (PMOI) –were executed in a very short period of time.  The PMOI later turned into the main opposition movement to the theocratic regime of Khamanie calling for an end to his dictatorship.

The chanting crowd walking the streets, congratulated the top cleric on his lastly found freedom in death; referring to the fact that the grand ayatollah had been mostly under house arrest since his disqualification and spent his time teaching Islamic theology. 

But since the uprising of the Iranian public started earlier this year, the ayatollah stepped in to the public scene once again, condemning tortures and executions taking place at the hands of the ruling mullahs saying their actions has nothing to do with Islamic teachings.

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Iranian Protests – Clashes reported in Tehran

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On a day historically known in Iran as the day Americans were taken hostage 30 years ago, Iranian protesters once again stage demonstrations against their government.Iran Protests

While a demonstration supported by the government in front of the now closed American Embassy was in progress, thousands of protesting Iranians took to the streets to show their discontent.

Clashes have been reported in different parts of Tehran and there are reports of teargas being fired and arrests taking place.  Large crowed has been reported at the Tehran University and also the Enghelab square chant anti-government slogans.

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Iran – Ayatollah: Actions of Government unrelated to Islam

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Stop Fundamentalism - Ayatollah Hossein-Ali Montazeri, a top leading Shiite cleric in Iran, has issued a statement on his website declaring that the current government in Iran is exploiting Islamic values for its own purposes.

Iran's Grand Ayatollah MontazeriMontazeri has been under house arrest for over 20 years due to his opposition to the Ayatollah Khomeini.  He was originally named the successor of the Ayatollah when the Islamic revolution succeeded to replace the shah’s regime.  He was later disqualified by Khomeini due to his opposition to mass executions of 1988. Over thirty thousand have been reported executed as the result.

He compared the current situation to the time when Iran was ruled by the late Shah, “They did many wrong things at the time but it was not under the name of religion and they did not use religion as a tool.” But now he said,” People are arrested, persecuted and many other things, all under the name of religion and Islam.”  He expressed concern that this will push young people away from Islam and religion.

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Iranian Communication Controlled by Revolutionary Guards

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Stop Fundamentalism – The Iranian state-run news agency, ISNA, reported today that the Revolutionary Guards Corps has acquired controlling shares of Iran’s main Communication body, Mokhaberat.

Iranian Protest on September 18This new move was announced by Ahmadinejad as he praised the smooth process and the way the transfer was handled.  He called it “The biggest transfer in history.”

Internet and mobile phones played a big role in helping demonstrator organize and communicate among each other during the recent uprisings in Iran that managed to draw world attention. Many started calling the protests, the “Twitter Revolution” as it helped the world be a witness to the unrest and in a way take part.

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Iran – Daily closed; protests continue

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Stop Fundamentalism, 18 August 2009 – An Iranian news website reported Monday that many gatherings throughout the country took place to commemorate those killed during the past two months of people uprisings. 

Iranian Protest Against Dictatorship in thier countryReports indicate that families of prisoners gathered in front of the notoriuse Evin prison on Monday demanding immediate release of their loved ones.  The crowed chanted anti-government slogans and over 40 members of the families of prisoners started a hunger strike.

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