NCRI - While retired teachers and educators are fed up with poor living cultural and legal discrimination, head of the Education and Research Commission of Iranian regime’s parliament revealed that 20 people have received 11,000 billion Tomans (3.5 billion dollars) loans from the Teachers and Educators Reserve Fund suspected on not being paid back to the Reserve Fund.
NCRI - The political prisoner ‘Mohammad-Saber Malek Raeesi’ writes a revealing letter to Asma Jahangir, the UN special rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Iran, describing parts of the inhumane conditions as well as Iranian regime’s medieval tortures in prisons.
NCRI - As the factional feuding among Iran regime factions escalates, three days after the deputy speaker of the regime’s parliament, Ali Motahari, criticized IRGC hardliners regarding the missile program, IRGC spokesman attacked him and said people like Motahari should know they would be humiliated in front of the Iranian people.
Maryam Rajavi: Iranian regime is the main cause of war and crisis in the region; its eviction from the region is requisite to peace
A conference was held on Tuesday, January 17, 2017, at the Victor Hugo Hall of the French National Assembly to address "Middle East Developments, French and European Approaches."
Maryam Rajavi urges referral of the clerical regime's dossier of crimes to the UN Security Council
The religious fascism ruling Iran has kicked off the New Year with merciless executions en mass.
The execution of at least 57 prisoners, mostly youths, has been registered in Iran since the beginning of 2017. Twenty of the victims were hanged on Saturday, January 14, 2017, in Gohardasht Prison, the Central Prison of Karaj, the Lakan Prison of Rasht, and the Dizelabad Prison of Kermanshah.
NCRI - More than 1,500 depositors of Caspian credit institution and those who see their assets lost have staged a protest gathering on Saturday, January 15, across the office of this institution in Tehran, state-run Tasnim news agency, affiliated to terrorist Quds force, reported.
The main demand of the protesters is their deposit and the money plundered by the institution be restored.
NCRI - Last weekend, protests broke out across major cities in Iran, with people protesting non-payment of wages, essential utilities, like water, being turned off and lack of education for schoolchildren.
Sunday, January 15
Arak- Central Iran
NCRI - The Syrian opposition negotiating high commission announced their support for the Astana talks in Kazakhstan, Al-Arabiya reported on January 15, 2017.
At the same time, Syrian combatant organizations in Ankara stressed that the Assad regime and its supporting militias need to adhere to the ceasefire and the observers need to be deployed in the contact lines.
NCRI - In an interview with Al-Arabiya TV, Tariq al-Hashimi, Secretary General of the Iraqi Islamic Party and former Iraqi vice president, revealed details of a meeting he had a few years back with Ghasem Soleimani, commander of the terrorist Quds Force.
Tariq al-Hashimi was on a trip to Tehran at the time to meet with a number of Iranian officials, and above all with the then President Mahmoud Ahmadi Nejad.
On the details of his meetings, al-Hashimi said that “Ghasem Soleimani came to (Iranian) vice president’s office. I talked to him about some conclusive evidence on Iranian regime’s intervention in Iraq.”
NCRI - A French organization called for total boycott of Iranian regime’s football because of the regime carrying out executions in football stadiums. The request was sent to the International Football Federation (FIFA) and the FIFA’s secretary general has also supported the call.
According to state-run ISNA news agency, on January 12, French news site SOfoot wrote that FIFA has recently added an article (provision) to its statutes emphasizing on human rights according to which the organization will deal with countries that implement death penalty in sports stadiums.