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Iran Freedom staff

On Tuesday, January 16, a session was held in the European Parliament to look into the uprising of Iran with the presence of a representative of the European Union.The speakers stated that the Iranian people are demanding a regime

The Iranian Resistance offers its condolences for the martyrdom of Kianoush Zandi, Sarou Ghahremani and Mohammad Nassiri, who were arrested during the uprising of the Iranian people, to their families, friends, companions and all rising people of Iran, and urges the international community to take immediate action to confront anti-human crimes of the clerical regime. The blood of these fallen for freedom martyrs,

Iranian university students have stood up for their imprisoned peers by denouncing the Regime’s crackdown on students during the current protests in an official statement.The University Trade Unions Council of Iran (UTUCI) explained that the Regime is very “fearful” over the current protests and using it as an excuse to pressurise students, trade union activists, and others in the groups most likely to be protesting.

By  Iran Freedom Staff

After leaking information over maltreatments of the Iranian regime’s agents towards the detainees of the recent uprising in Iran, which led to losing lives, the international concern is rising on the dire violation of human rights in Iran and the fate of the incarcerated protestors. The reports from inside Iran from reliable sources indicate at least five protesters were murdered under torture.

By Reza Shafiee 

Hardly anyone outside Iran doubts the difference between the present protests unfolding in Iran and the previous ones in the country. The closest in the way of comparison is the 2009 uprising. In the present instance, what started as protests for “bread” quickly spread across 141 cities of Iran and engulfed all of its 31 provinces.According to a classified report obtained by Iranian opposition,


Some of those arrested for participating in Iran protests are being tortured and murdered in custody, according to recently released prisoners and the families of those still held without charges.At a rally outside Iran’s infamous Evin prison, activist Amir said: “People inside are being tortured, maybe tortured to death.”A friend of his was released after a week in jail and has now gone into hiding over fears for his family’s safety.

Iran Designations, Non-proliferation Designations 
Specially Designated Nationals List Update

The following individuals have been added to OFAC's SDN List: 
LARIJANI, Sadegh Amoli (a.k.a. LARIJANI, Sadegh; a.k.a. LARIJANI, Sadeq; a.k.a. LARIJANI, Sadeq Ardeshir; a.k.a. LARIJANI-AMOLI, Sadegh Ardeshir), Iran;

 JANUARY 12, 2018 - The United States imposed sanctions on 14 individuals and entities on Friday for human rights abuses in Iran and supporting Iranian weapons programs, including the head of Iran’s judiciary, Ayatollah Sadeq Larijani.The U.S. Treasury Department said in a statement that Larijani, a close ally of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, is “responsible for ordering, controlling, or otherwise directing,


Since before the conclusion of nuclear negotiations between Iran and the P5+1 in the summer of 2015, European policies toward the Islamic Republic have been badly misguided.The desire for that nuclear deal contributed to the development of an overwhelmingly conciliatory approach by Western leaders, ultimately leading to an ineffectual agreement that gave away tens of billions of euros in sanctions relief,

At least 400 women are among those arrested in recent protests in Izeh, in Khuzistan Province, SW Iran.The arrests in this city have been extensive. All members of some families have been arrested.Local eyewitnesses say most of the arrested women in this city have been taken to a drug addiction rehabilitation camp.One of the women detained in this camp who was able to call her family told them