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Iranian regime’s history of violent crackdowns against dissent

Thursday, 11 January 2018

At the start of the 1979 Iranian Revolution, the people of Iran looked upon Ayatollah Khomeini as their saviour, someone who would free them from the oppressive regime of Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlavi.As the dust settled on the revolution, the Shah fled the country and Khomeini’s provisional government was established. At this point, rather than dismantling the army, the new supreme leader purged it of all officers deemed to be disloyal to his new regime.IRGC and the BasijAs political ...

New people’s revolution: Anger on the streets of Iran

Monday, 1 January 2018

The disturbances we are witnessing today on the streets of Iran are the result of decades of oppression by the clerical regime and of the world’s neglect in allowing the regime to continue violating many red lines. Instead of bringing the Iranian administration to book over the slaughter of thousands of innocent people both within the country and abroad, the world decided to make deals with Iran, releasing billions of its impounded dollars frozen in international banks due to its illegal ...

Basij morality police: Acid attacking foot soldiers of the Iranian regime

Friday, 24 March 2017

None of nature’s most vicious have an instinct for barbarism and cruelty like that of the Iranian Basij - Basij Mostazafan (mobilisation of the oppressed) – the foot soldiers of the Iranian regime. Acting out the role of morality police, they prowl the streets of Iran enforcing a code of conduct, mercilessly hunting down any women who disobey the rules on decency set down by the country’s leading clerics, attacking those who do in the most horrendous way. In response to women ...

Iran detains 1200 Internet users in Tehran

Monday, 19 December 2016

Tehran’s police chief officer announced the arrest of 1,200 Internet users in the Iranian capital Tehran during a period of eight months

Who is the new commander of Iran’s paramilitary Basij forces?

Tuesday, 13 December 2016

Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei appointed Brigadier General Gholamhossein Gheibparvar as the new commander

The Basij Mostazafan - A culture of martyrdom and death

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

The culture of martyrdom and death has been infused into Iranian society in various ways by the all-powerful clerical regime, since the early days of the revolution that overthrew Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, the Shah of Iran. In the early days of the newly founded Republic, with Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, having decided to purge both the ranks of the Shah’s old military, and many of the various groups that had sided with him to bring the Shah down - but at this ...

Pictures of slain Iran fighters put up on way to Iraq’s shrines

Saturday, 19 November 2016

Tehran sticks to policy of exploiting Shiite religious occasions to inflame sectarian sentiments

Iran parades new arms, tells US not to meddle in Gulf

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

At the port of Bandar Abbas on the Gulf, Iran’s navy showed off 500 vessels, as well as submarines and helicopters

Veteran Iranian militiaman killed fighting ISIS in Iraq

Monday, 12 January 2015

Mehdi Noruzi, a member of Iran’s Basij militia nicknamed ‘Lion of Samarra’ by his fellow militiamen, was killed on Sunday

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