London - The Iranian Regime’s crackdown on peaceful anti-regime protesters over the past few weeks is being fuelled by the lack of condemnation by the UN for the Regime's past crimes against political prisoners, according to a former chief of the Human Rights Office of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI).
Tahar Boumedra wrote an op-ed to explain that the crackdown against protesters and any other dissidents in Iran are worsening, with the total number of arrests topping 8,000, with at least 11 detainees having being tortured to death in prison.
The warring factions in the Iranian Regime are now divided over how to handle the people’s uprising, which has been dominating the country for over a month.
Many in Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei’s faction believe that they can placate the protesters by sacking President Hassan Rouhani, but those in Rouhani’s faction warn that this will not stop the protests.
Tehran Majlis Representative, Mahmoud Sadeghi tweeted about the arrest of attorney of law Mohammad Najafi in Arak. The lawyer was arrested on January 15 on charges of following up the case of Vahid Heydari who was killed during Arak protests.
Babak Jeydari, a middle age Tabriz demonstrator arrested in the recent Iran Uprising, launched a hunger strike by sewing his lips together six days ago, reports indicate. He is currently held in solitary confinement at Tabriz Central Prison, Northwest of Iran.
Azad Taghizadeh and Gholamali Mosavar, who were arrested during Kermanshah’s demonstrations, were transferred to Dizel Abad Prison without trial. In Ilam, the fate of Jawad Khaybar and Laleh Aghaei, who were arrested in this city, is still not known.