Twelve students arrested
Agents of the Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS) have arrested a dozen students of University of Babolsar(northern Iran) in the past few days. According to NCRI’s sources a number of detainees are under torture. The MOIS has pressured the families of the detainees to make forced confessions.
Based on the National Council of Resistance of Iran’s statement on the 15th day of the Iranian people’s nationwide uprising, on Saturday, many residents of Mashhad, particularly mothers of those killed by suppressive forces in recent days, protested in Mellat Park. Suppressive agents of the State Security Force (SSF) and anti-riot forces clashed with the protestors near the park, Shahr-e-bazi district and the local mosque.The gathering took place despite the suppressive forces having blocked entry points to the park and sent hundreds of female members of the Revolutionary Guards to suppress the mothers of the martyrs.
Saturday, 27 June 2009:
The Iranian regime is attempting to disperse a gathering of people in Laleh Park. At around 7:30 pm local time, the Iranian regime’s plain-clothes agents, State Security Forces (SSF) and special units tried to disperse the protestors who were mourning the loss of their loved ones during the nationwide uprising. The park itself had been surrounded by SSF, special units and other regime agents on motorbikes. In streets leading to Kargar Shomali Street, special units and SSF agents had been positioned and armed with various equipments to clamp down on protests. Inside the park, the regime’s forces (including bikers, plain-clothes agents and SSF) were patrolling the area, preventing anyone to stand in one spot. People with cell phones were searched and questioned by SSF and plain-clothes agents.Women, young and old, and youth were walking around the area, hoping to find an opportunity to form a crowd or gathering. Heavy traffic had gripped Keshavarz Boulevard and Amirabad Street as a result of the presence of a slew of suppressive forces. Plain-clothes agents and special units have also been stationed in other parts of Tehran, including Enghelab Square, Ferdowsi Square, Haft-e Tir Square and Vali-e Asr Sqare.
Neda's memorial held at NCRI HQ and 59 other places across the world on Thursday
National Council of Resistance of Iran said in a statement: - A memorial was held Thursday afternoon at the NCRI’s headquarters in Auvers-sur-Oise for Neda Agha-Soltan, a young woman who was killed on June 20 by agents of the religious fascism ruling Iran. Iranians living in France and French people joined members and officials of the NCRI in the service. Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, President-elect of the Iranian Resistance, said: “Close to 200 people of this brave, devoted, and determined generation have lost their lives to the bullets and daggers of Khamenei's criminals and thousands more have been wounded or arrested. Addressing the international community, Mrs. Rajavi said: “Let me ask governments who are not willing to give up appeasement of the murderous rulers [in Iran] even as young Iranians are being brutally killed in the streets - those who regard negotiations with this regime as their strategy - how much more blood must be shed in the streets and torture chambers for your conscience to awaken?” “The Iranian people and Resistance will force them to abandon this backward policy”, she added. Mrs. Rajavi added: “The tide is turning against the mullahs’ regime, and it will not turn back because the brave women and youths of Iran, who have come to the streets, will not rest until they gain their freedom”.
On June 25, 09 in Ottawa at the Parliament Hill a lot of people participated in a candle light vigil for Neda Agha Soltan who was killed by the bassiji forces in Tehran. The ceremony was held by the National Council of Resistance of Iran. NCRI wants a free election under the supervision of the United Nations in Iran. It was a very nice memorial for Neda and yet very moving. People were crying with the soft music by Nader Golchin in the background. Some people were angry and frustrated about the situation in Iran. There was a young man who said he wished to be in Iran, so he could help the people. Mrs. Maryam Rajavi the president elect of the NCRI has called on the west to cut diplomatic, political and economical relations with the Iranian regime. The same ceremony was held in NCRI headquarter in Paris. Following her invite for a ceremony on the 7th night of Neda’s death, there were similar ceremonies in 59 different cities. The organizers informed Radio Irava that they would gather at the Parliament Hill this evening and Monday in support of the Iranian people’s uprising from 6-8.