Iran In The Past Week
July 31st, 2021
Widespread anti-regime protests continued for the 16th night in a row after Persepolis win the fifth successive Iran Pro League title. Following the Persepolis FC are champions of Iran for the fifth successive year after claiming the 2020/21 Iran Pro League title, its fans stormed the streets in Tehran and several cities across the country on Friday night, chanting: 'Reza Shah, Bless Your Soul', 'Death to Khamenei', 'Death to the dictator', 'Mullahs must go'
NetBlocks confirmed on July 21, 2021 that mobile internet connections in Iran had been disrupted from July 15 amid ongoing protests in the southwestern oil-rich, restive Iran's Khuzestan province.
“Confirmed: Network data show a significant regional disruption to mobile internet service in Iran beginning Thursday 15 July 2021 amid widespread protests against water shortages in Khuzestan Province; incident ongoing” NetBlocks
The Islamic Republic is going to use the militias it has trained outside Iran to curb demonstrations in Khuzestan province (and other areas). According to the recent report by Türkiye Gazetesi, Iraqi security sources say 4,000 members of Tehran-backed Popular Mobilization Forces have been sent to Ahvaz, the epicenter of protests. "The militants will massacre civilians in and around Ahvaz, just like what they've done in Mosul, Tikrit, Diyala, and Al Anbar," an international relations expert told the Turkish-language newspaper. He also stressed that the militants are "death brigades", and can easily massacre people in Iran.
After Facebook took down several posts on Instagram that included the popular protest chant against Islamic Republic’s ruler, the company made a temporary exception to its own policies. [Read More]
“The public must have noticed that for at least the last two decades, the student protests and local uprisings in Iran received due attention by the think tank experts and the public at large. Americans of all political persuasions saw the ideal of '‘liberty’ being demanded, and they duly responded by showing their support. However, the media was mostly silent. Silence from mainstream media on recent protests in Iran is unacceptable.” Bryan E. Leib is the Executive Director of Iranian Americans for Liberty and Dr. Daniel Jafari is the Board President of the Iranian Americans for Liberty [Read More]
The workers of Haft Tappeh Sugarcane Agro-Industry Co. entered the 19th day of prolonged strike, demanding: 'the company’s owner be removed', 'payment of unpaid wages', 'all workers to be vaccinated', 'dismissed workers should be returned to work', and 'contracts should be extended'
Mothers, who have lost sons to the Islamic Republic's repression of dissent, were brutally beaten and detained by security forces on July 30 for alleged gathering in solidarity with people in Khuzestan. The Islamic regime murdered their sons in the 2019 Bloody November protests, and now has detained them for seeking justice.
Video posted online shows the security forces in Bandar Abbas, southern Iran arrested the young man who was encouraging people to protest against the Islamic Republic.
Mother of Pezhman Gholipour, whose 18-year-old son was shot dead by the IRGC during the 2019 Iran Protests, calls Iranians for unity to support the people in Khuzestan.
Videos posted online show the Islamic regime dispatches its security forces under the guise of dairy shipments. It sends its anti-riot forces to curb protests in Isfahan by dairy delivery trucks.
“Iran’s security forces have deployed unlawful force to crush peaceful protests in Khuzestan. The systematic impunity that continues to take lives in Iran must end.” Amnesty International
“By mentioning Biden's historical speech on the Apartheid South African regime, Iranian Crown Prince Reza Pahlavi said: President Joe Biden, you were bold and courageous in demanding America’s solidarity with the people of South Africa. Today, the people of Iran need and deserve the same solidarity. They are fighting for freedom and are being met with bullets. Your support is a moral imperative.”
“The people of Iran are coming to the streets across the nation— showing a nation unified against the Islamic Republic. It is our patriotic duty, as freedom-loving Iranians at home or abroad, to join in solidarity.” Iranian Crown Prince Reza Pahlavi
In a humanitarian reaction, the U.S. politicians have come out in support of Iranian people against the Islamic Republic.
“The people of Iran have long suffered under brutal rulers, but a government which so harshly oppresses its own citizens cannot last. Freedom will prevail.” Stella Yvette Herrell, the U.S. Representative for New Mexico
“Under Trump and Mike Pompeo, our policy was to stand with and support the brave #Iranian people. Now as protests spread across Iran and innocent Iranians are killed, the best we can do is 'closely watch.’ We must continue standing with the Iranian people!” Claudia L. Tenney, the U.S. Representative for New York
“The Iranian people are standing up against the abusive and oppressive regime in Tehran. It’s just another example of how totalitarian govs suppress & reaffirms how fortunate we are to live in the USA. We must stand in support of their push for freedom & against Iran’s evil regime!” Nicole R. Malliotakis, the U.S. representative for New York
“Once again, the Iranian people are standing up to the brutal regime in Tehran. America needs to have the back of those who are crying out for freedom.” Theodore Paul Budd, the United States House of Representatives for North Carolina
“I stand with the Iranian people who are calling out for freedom and basic human rights. We must stand with the Iranian people against the oppressive Iranian Regime in Tehran.” Bryan George Steil, the U.S. Representative for Wisconsin
“The Iranian regime has a deplorable human rights record. I support the Iranian people's right to protest & demand basic human rights.” Theodore Eliot Deutch, the U.S. Representative for Florida
“As the Iranian people peacefully demand freedom from the regime in Tehran, Senator Rubio condemns the regime’s brutal use of force to disperse peaceful protesters. The U.S. should stand in support of the protesters instead of negotiating a deal with the evil regime in Tehran.” Marco Antonio Rubio, the senior United States senator from Florida
Sen. Marco Rubio, Sen. Tom Cotton, Sen.Chuck Grassley, Sen. Marsha Blackburn, Sen. Rick Scott, and Sen. Ted Cruz called on U.S. President Joe Biden to deny visas for Iranian Pres-Elect Ebrahim Raisi & senior Iranian officials in order to prevent them from attending the UN General Assembly.
A Hezbollah commander Imad al-Amin and commander in the Iranian-backed Liwa Fatemiyoun militia Ahmed Qureshi were both killed recently, with the details of their deaths remaining unclear. [Read More]
In response to arson balloons launched toward Israel, we struck a Hamas military base containing infrastructure and means used for terror activity. The base was near civilian sites in Gaza, including a school. We will continue to respond to any terror attempts from Gaza, according to the Israel Defense Forces.