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#Iran‌ activists posting image of a protester tortured while in custody after being arrested in the Dec 2017/Jan 2018 #IranProtests.
This is the regime #Obama was negotiating with. Shame. Shame. Shame.
More reason for #RegimeChange
#Iran‌ activists posting these images depicting how this regime treats Iranians:
- running them over
- shoving them to the ground
- using brute force to inflict severe injuries to peaceful protesters
#IranProtests, however, continue.
March 19 - Tehran, #Iran‌
Sa'di St.
Authorities arresting a young street vendor, depriving him of this already very little income.
This regime has plundered & unemployed 15 million youths... and now this...
More reason for #IranProtests & #RegimeChange.
March 20 - Village near Marivan, W #Iran
State police attacking & firing tear gas into crowds of locals celebrating #Nowruz.
This is how the mullahs' regime treats Iranians, not even allowing to celebrate the new year.
More reason for #IranProtests & #RegimeChange.
March 20 - Village near Marivan, #Kurdistan Province, W #Iran
Video footage of state police attacking & firing tear gas into crowds of locals celebrating #Nowruz.
More reason for #IranProtests & #RegimeChange.
March 20 - Village near Marivan, #Kurdistan Province, W #Iran
Video footage of security forces deployed to attack & fire tear gas into crowds of locals celebrating #Nowruz.
More reason for #IranProtests & #RegimeChange.
More vicious brutality from #Iran's security forces:
Motorcyclist beaten & on the ground as authorities continue to threaten him & vandalize his motorcycle.
This is Iran under the mullahs' regime.
More reason for #IranProtests & #RegimeChange.
Qazvin, NW #Iran
This young man was lashed 99 times for participating in a mixed graduation party.
This is Iran under the mullahs' regime.
More reason for #IranProtests & #RegimeChange.
April 12 - Kerman, central #Iran
Farhad Lakzaee, 27, a young man from #Baluchistan, was killed in direct gunfire by state police, activists say.
My sources indicate #Iran's state police sprayed a volley of bullets into a vehicle containing four #Baluchistan brothers.
They were followed & gunned down at a gas station after hurling stones at a police station.
Moslem, 27, Yaqub, 19, Hamzeh, 18, & Hasna, only 3 years old.
Hasna, the 3 year old, is a girl.
Disturbing footage shows police brutality in #Iran's #Baluchistan.
These repressive police officers are certain the ruling authorities will not hold them accountable.
April 18 - Tehran, #Iran
19th District - Tehran Pars
The activist posting this video says a street-vendor selling watermelons was attacked by municipality agents, severely beaten & left with knife wounds.
His goods were also destroyed.
Yet another example of police brutality in #Iran under the mullahs.
A young woman is seen viciously attacked by authorities (women in black uniforms). Bystanders are heard pleading & trying to save her.
#Iran MP Ali Motahari, a "reformist," says in response to recent footage of police brutality:
"... these issues may be traps for the police to film them & place the footage on social media..."
He's saying continue police brutality, just don't gated taped.
Sources say state police in #Iran's Sistan & #Baluchistan Province open fire & murder a young man driving a vehicle carrying diesel fuel.
Bandar Anzali, northern #Iran
Another disturbing scene of brutality practiced by state police against a young man.
This is more reason #IranProtests will continue.
Ahvaz, SW #Iran
Activists say henchmen associated to the regime's Intelligence Ministry opened fire on two individuals. One was hit in the leg (man on the ground) & the other was killed. The dead body was placed in the vehicle trunk, activists say.
(Seeking further reports)
Qaem Shahr, N #Iran
A young woman protesting a law forbidding women from entering sports stadiums is pulled down from a pole by the police, resulting in protests by eyewitnesses.
Rajaie Shahr, Sistan & Baluchistan Province, #Iran
Saravan police unit opens fire on a vehicle carrying four bags of rice, killing a young Baluchi man.
People at the scene are protesting police brutality.
Office scene very angry of activists taking footage of the scene.
Dezful, SW #Iran
Police seen rounding up motorcycles (for unknown reason) and resorting to brute force against one of the owners.
Birjand, South Khorasan Province, eastern #Iran
Locals protesting municipality authorities attacking & punching a poor street-vendor in the face.
Bijar, Kurdistan Province, western #Iran
Municipality authorities resort to extreme measures, destroying all the crops of a street vendor trying to provide some income for his family.
More than 50 mn of Iran's 80 mn populace lives in poverty & this is how the poor are treated...

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Oct 9, 2018
U.S. President Donald Trump has accepted the resignation of Nikki Haley as UN Ambassador.

My gut tells me an even bigger story will develop.

Rest assured #Iran's regime is terrified about who Trump/Pompeo will appoint as their new envoy.
Amb. Nikki Haley spoke six months ago with President Donald Trump about the subject of resigning.
Will be staying at this post until the end of the year.
Amb. Nikki Haley saying she will be campaigning for President Trump in 2020.
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Oct 9, 2018

Add this to the long list linking #Iran's regime with international terrorism.

This time, the al Qaeda-affiliated al Shabaab militant group of Somalia.

More reason why a firm policy is needed against Tehran.
"Criminal networks are using Iran as a transit point for illicit Somali charcoal exports that earn Islamist militants al Shabaab millions of dollars annually in tax, U.N. sanctions monitors said in a report seen by Reuters."
"... domestic revenue generation by al Qaeda-affiliated al Shabaab 'is more geographically diversified and systematic' than that of Somalia’s federal government."
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October 9
Shiraz, south-central #Iran
Stores are closed as the merchants' strike continues on this second day.

Store-owners in 50 cities launched this protest movement on Monday in solidarity with the truckers' nationwide strike.
October 9
Karaj, #Iran
(West of Tehran)
Fardis sector
Stores are closed as merchants continue their strike for a second day.
October 9
Qazvin, NW #Iran
Store-owners in this city are on strike again for this second consecutive day.
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Oct 8, 2018
Cities across #Iran are witnessing a general strike as stores are closing across the country.
This goes alongside the truckers' nationwide strike that has spread to over 310 cities now.
October 8
Tehran, #Iran
Sources say all gold market stores are closed.
October 8
Images of stores closed in the cities of Saqqez, Baneh, Marivan & Sanandaj.
Read 35 tweets
Oct 7, 2018
Reports indicate atmosphere in #Iran's parliament (the Majlis) is very tense as members review the anti-money laundering Financial Action Task Force (FATF) signing bill.
Sources say "hardliners" are voicing threats about the signing of this bill.

(File Photo)
"Regarding the FATF, should we commit suicide today by signing this bill because we're going to die in the future?" says Behrouz Nemati, a member of #Iran's Majlis (parliament).

Read more about Iran & the FATF here:
"Hardliners in Iran’s parliament have opposed passing legislation toward compliance with FATF standards, arguing it could hamper Iranian financial support for allies such as Lebanon’s Hezbollah, which the US has classified as a terrorist organization."
Read 13 tweets
Oct 6, 2018
Short Thread:

#Iran's #FakeNews machine at work:

"It did not say where Zahedifar was arrested. In a video carried by state broadcaster IRIB, a blindfolded man who identified himself as Zahedifar denied he had fled Iran."
Here's the video.

What a coincidence (!), all of this developing just "a week after Tehran sentenced three people to death in a drive against economic crimes."

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