Thursday August 17, 2017

Tehran Police Chief Fears the Protests Held on Fire Festivities

Expressing his fear of youth protests on the Fire Festivals, Tehran Police Chief Brigadier General Hossein Sajedinia resorted to threats, saying that “after coordination, Tehran Prosecutor has personally written a letter to me, authorizing police to, in case of disturbances, seriously deal with norm-breakers and hold them in police custody till the end of New Year’s holidays.”

He imploringly asked the families to avoid using any firecrackers as far as possible, and take the opportunity to get together and hold family soirees. And if their children are willing to attend passages, make sure that they only attend the alley where they live, as police won’t allow any streets, even side ones, to be blocked.


Iran: Students Protest Against Gender Segregation

On Saturday 4th March, students of the Faculty of Literature at Allameh University in Tehran protested against gender segregation and inappropriate and illegal treatment. 

They issued a statement about their protest. Part of it read: 

 “... The Nazis sent Jews to gas chambers to kill them and within a few minutes or a few hours their lives would be gone, but agents of the regime, day after day, trample upon the dignity and humanity of students! Countless people protested the methods of the Nazis because they saw the death of humanity. Shouldn’t we protest today against the ugly behaviour at Allameh Tabatabai University?”


Leader of Iranian Resistance Speaks at Conference for International Women's Day

For International Women’s Day, a conference entitled “Women in Political Leadership” was held in Tirana in Albania. 

In attendance were activists and political leaders from all over the world. Many of the speakers spoke about the threat of the mullahs’ regime in Iran. 

President-elect of the National council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), Maryam Rajavi, spoke about her wishes for equality and the bravery of the women in Iran including those who are currently imprisoned for political reasons. She also praised all freedom loving people who are working towards equality in Iran.


Iranian Regime Fears Uprising During Festivities

Nervous that the annual Fire Festivities in Iran will involve public demonstrations, authorities are continuing to put in place suppressive measures to crackdown on the public. There have also been an increasing number of arrests in the past few days.

Shopkeepers are selling firecrackers and many have been arrested and had their goods confiscated. Reports of this happening have been coming from numerous provinces including Isfahan, Chahar Mahal & Bakhtiary, Sistan & Baluchistan, Fars, Gilan, Tehran and many more.


Rallies and Protests in Iran in the Past Few Days

500 retired teachers rallied in front of the Iranian parliament at 10 AM on Monday, February 27th; demanding equality in salary payments in comparison to other ministries.

The workers of Ardabil Steel Company lodged a protest against the 14-month overdue salaries.


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