The National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) held a press conference in Paris on Friday, May 13, releasing for the first time the names and photographs of over 33,000 officials, interrogators, torturers, and executioners in Iran’s Prisons Organization.
Following the Iranian regime’s decision to raise the price of flour and remove subsidized bread from the shelves, observers in Iran believe that nationwide protests will soon take place. Even before his government’s first anniversary, President Ebrahim Raisi has broken promises about ‘eliminating absolute poverty,’ ‘constructing one million homes,’ and ‘supporting the underprivileged.’
Hossein Marashi, the Secretary-General of Executives of the Construction Party and a former MP from Kerman province, acknowledged the Iranian people’s growing hatred and fury against the Iranian regime in an interview with the ILNA news agency on May 2.” I told Mr. President [Ebrahim Raisi], ‘Your success is our wish…'” he said.
A group of prominent politicians and former officials joined the Iranian coalition opposition National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) in an online conference on May 10, 2022, calling on world powers to dismantle the terrorist network run by the Iranian Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS) around the world.
On Tuesday, May 10, the Antwerp Court of Appeals in Belgium issued its final ruling on sentences approved for three accomplices of Assadollah Assadi, a mullahs’ regime terrorist diplomat, for plotting to bomb an Iranian Resistance rally in Villepinte, Paris, on June 30, 2018. Assadi had been sentenced to 20 years in prison previously. The sentence for the other three agents of the clerical regime’s Intelligence Ministry under Assadi’s command was confirmed by the Court of Appeals on Tuesday.
May first marked International Workers’ Day. People yearned for better working conditions, and protests were held all over the world. In Iran, however, Labor Day was different. Iran’s protests received less media attention. This is not because Iranians enjoy their working conditions, which are described as “modern slavery” by many state-run media outlets.
On May 5, the prices of bread and pasta, two foods that the Iranian public could still afford, skyrocketed dramatically. Many economists and regime officials blame the increase on the elimination of the “preferential rate” for grain imports. Protests have been called by people from all walks of life, and locals in Khuzestan have taken to the streets.
Ebrahim Raisi, the Iranian regime’s President, promised to build one million houses per year to meet demand after taking office last year. “It is necessary to build one million housing units annually, and this is not just a slogan,” he said during a visit to Qazvin. After nine months, however, it has become clear that this, like all of the regime’s promises, was a ruse. This comes at a time when rental property prices are rising in comparison to previous years.
The supreme leader of the Iranian regime, Ali Khamenei, issued a fatwa many years ago, declaring that the development of any kind of nuclear weapon is haram [forbidden in the Muslim faith]. This fatwa is clearly inconsistent with the regime’s actions in recent years, particularly when it comes to its nuclear activities.
Kenneth Lewis, the lawyer for plaintiffs in the Hamid Noury case from the People’s Mojahedin of Iran (PMOI/MEK), presented his closing arguments in a Stockholm, Sweden, court on Monday, May 2. Noury, one of the perpetrators of the 1988 massacre of Iranian political prisoners, is being tried for crimes against humanity.