Some serious demonstration in Mashhahd and other cities


Bench Warmer
Sep 4, 2005
By now, the people of Iran should know the Islamic republic; whether it is open and transparent, or opaque and closed, whether it is welcoming to discourse and dialogue or a dictatorship, whether it is democratic or autocratic, whether it is accepting of all and for freedom or for confrontational and oppression, whether it is peace-loving or violent; and then reflect on their values and endeavor to present and express their legitimate aspirations for freedom and dignity in ways that are consistent with their values not those of the regime. A dictatorship that thrives on violence will seek to lower a legitimate movement for freedom to its own level of antagonism, confrontation and violence and then beat that movement in violence with its decade long experience.


News Team, ISP Managers Team
Jan 1, 1970
As soon as Germany's Green Party MP filed a Human Rights abuse against him in court, Shahroudi fled Germany without completing his treatment! Its sad that German officials didnt stop him.

[h=1]محمود هاشمی شاهرودی به دلیل «ترس از تعقیب قضایی» از آلمان خارج شد[/h]

محمود هاشمی شاهرودی، رئیس پیشین دستگاه قضایی ایران که برای مداوا به کلینیکی پزشکی در شهر هانوفر آلمان رفته بود، روز پنجشنبه سفر خود را نیمه***کاره گذاشت و به تهران بازگشت.
این خبر را رویترز شامگاه پنجشنبه به نقل از یک مقام رسمی دولت آلمان که در این گزارش به نام او اشاره نشده متشر کرده است.
آقای شاهرودی که اکنون علاوه بر عضویت در شورای نگهبان، ریاست مجمع تشخیص مصلحت نظام در ایران را به عهده دارد، از چند هفته پیش به دلیل آنچه «تکمیل روند درمانی» توصیف شده، در هانوفر به سر می***برد و چند روز پیش دولت آلمان تأیید کرد که به دلیل «بیماری جدی» و با «دلایل معتبر پزشکی» به او اجازه مداوا در این کشور داده شده است.
با این حال حضور آقای شاهرودی در آلمان، اعتراض***هایی را در میان مخالفان جمهوری اسلامی در این کشور به دنبال داشت و در چندین تجمع اعتراضی در مقابل محل بستری شدن این مقام پیشین قضایی ایران، معترضان خواستار دستگیری و محاکمه او به دلیل نقش در نقض حقوق بشر در ایران شدند.
در این زمینه شورای ملی مقاومت، از تشکل***های مخالف جمهوری اسلامی، گفته است که آقای شاهرودی «هزاران» حکم اعدام صادر کرده و مرتکب «جرائم علیه بشریت» شده و از دادستانی آلمان خواسته روی پرونده او تحقیق کند.
در این میان دادستانی آلمان نیز تأیید کرد که شکایاتی را علیه آقای شاهرودی دریافت کرده و گزارش شده که بازگشت پیش از موعد آقای شاهرودی به ایران، به دلیل «ترس از تعقیب قضایی» بوده است.
از جمله شکایاتی که داستانی آلمان دریافت آن را تأیید کرده، شکایتی است که از سوی فولکر بک، سیاستمدار حزب سبز آلمان ارائه شده است.
پس از اعلام دریافت این شکایت***ها، شورای ملی مقاومت گزارش داد آقای هاشمی شاهرودی و هیئت همراه، بلیت بازگشت رزرو کرده و در حال ترک آلمان هستند، و پنجشنبه نیز رویترز به نقل از جواد دبیران، سخنگوی این گروه نوشت که آقای شاهرودی و همراهانش هنگام ترک بیمارستان مشاهده شده***اند.
آلمان مانند دیگر کشورهای اروپایی مخالف حکم اعدام است. با این حال، دادستانی آلمان نمی***تواند به شخصه در مورد دادخواست***های مرتبط با اعدام در دیگر کشورها اقدام کنند.
رویترز در گزارش خود اشاره کرده که حکم احتمالی بازداشت در چنین پرونده***ای باید از سوی دادگاه قانون اساسی آلمان صادر شود.
محمود هاشمی شاهرودی خود زمانی***که ریاست قوه قضائیه را در دست گرفت به***شدت از این نهاد انتقاد کرده و گفته بود «ویرانه***ای» را تحویل گرفته***است. او هنوز در مورد اتهام***های واردشده واکنشی نشان نداده***است.
آقای شاهرودی، در نجف عراق زاده شده و در حال حاضر ۶۹ ساله است. او پس از انقلاب بهمن ۵۷ از نجف به ایران آمد و با ایجاد «مجلس اعلای انقلاب اسلامی عراق»، با حکومت صدام حسین مبارزه می***کرد.
از او که از تابستان امسال، چند ماه پس از درگذشت اکبر هاشمی رفسنجانی، به ریاست مجمع تشخیص مصلحت نظام منصوب شد، به عنوان یکی از جانشینان احتمالی رهبر جمهوری اسلامی یاد می***شود.
He was there with a diplomatic passport. They can't stop him.
May 21, 2003
Not The Eshaalic Goozpublic !
and more generally, i don't think anyone outside Iran really cares.

What all governments envision as a priority is that how the demos, rebellions, revolutions in such and such country will affect 'us' with regards to them.

it really boils down, to me at least, to a very personal level. If you don't care about yourself, nobody (with the exception of some families) really cares about you.

now if these demos have propelled into a more comprehensive phenomenon all Europeans/China/US would have come out in support to make sure they can still negotiate with a future system over there.

one needs to research into some of the assassinations and terrorist activities done directly (or indirectly in case of killing of tabatabaei in US) in the 80s and 90s and how no one connected to IR was really brought to justice.
May 21, 2003
Not The Eshaalic Goozpublic !
FUCK your stupid Brexit
my aunts and cousins have been living in London since the early 80s and they are all saddened by the Brexit.

My cousin is dental surgeon so it is not her own business that she is worried about. She is worried about what will happen to the country in the close future. crime rate, unemployment etc

but i guess if people voted for it. like people in this forum say people voted for islamic republic and trump ...


Bench Warmer
Sep 4, 2005
In recent days more demonstrations of similar nature but perhaps smaller have been happening in Bandar Abbas, Khoram Abad, and Rasht, perhaps others too. The one in Rasht had an interesting slogan that translates something to the effect: [the hands behind the scenes, what have they done with our money?] One has to admit, Persians are very poetic when they need to be!!
دستای پشتِ پرده
با پولِ ما چه کرده​


Bench Warmer
Sep 4, 2005
Iranian Leaders Speak of Threat of Social Media
February 03, 2018 10:05 PM
Mehdi Jedinia

FILE - A university student attends a protest inside Tehran University in this Dec. 30, 2017, photo taken by an individual not employed by the Associated Press and obtained by the AP outside Iran.

Having survived popular protests across major cities in Iran, Iranian leaders are now turning to the tools that helped protesters organize and coordinate large-scale demonstrations against the government, which continued for more than a week before the government suppressed them.

A senior Iranian official this week urged the country’s cyberspace authorities to remain vigilant and prevent another potential wave of protests.

On the sidelines of a technical summit in the capital Tehran, where high-ranking officials gathered to discuss the country’s technological challenges, General Gholamreza Jalali expressed concerns over the possibility of yet another round of popular protests aided by social media and the internet.

Jalali is head of Iran’s Civil Defense Organization.

FILE - In this Dec. 30, 2017 file photo, taken by an individual not employed by the Associated Press and obtained by the AP outside Iran, university students attend an anti-government protest inside Tehran University, in Tehran, Iran.

In December 2017, tens of thousands of Iranians took to the streets to protest, among other things, the country’s economic policies and the government’s inability to provide economic opportunities for its citizens. Protesters were also demanding more civil liberties.

The country’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, met with cyberspace experts to brainstorm ideas to address what they saw as the challenges and threats that the internet and social media platforms pose to the leadership of the Islamic Republic.

Ayatollah Ahmad Jannati, head of the powerful Guardians Council, told Tasnim news agency, a hard-line media outlet with ties to the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC), that Khamenei ordered the meeting to take place.

FILE - Iranian senior cleric Ahmad Khatami delivers his sermon during Friday prayer ceremony in Tehran, Iran, Jan. 5, 2018.

​‘It will bite again’

Jannati, who did not give details of the meeting, said the government must have full control over the internet.

“I’m not saying it [internet] has to be fully blocked,” Jannati reportedly said. “That’s impossible. But we have to reduce [control] it.”

Iranian leaders and their supporters voiced what it sees as the threats posed by people’s access to the internet.

“Cyberspace as a platform for foreigners is a mad dog,” Ayatollah Ahmad Khatami, a hard-line cleric and interim sermon to Tehran’s Friday prayer said last month.

“If left alone, it will bite again,” Khatami added.

Some analysts believe the recent rhetoric against the internet could mean more restrictions.

“The recent quotes we hear these days implies that authorities are preparing grounds for a new round of social media ban in Iran,” a Tehran-based media analyst, who spoke to VOA on condition of anonymity, said.

“It seems that the Iranian supreme leader wants more control over social media platforms, and no one dares to oppose him on that subject,” the analyst added.

Government blocking

Iranian authorities regularly block news websites and social media platforms in addition to blocking foreign television and radio broadcasts to the country.

In an effort to control the flow of communication, the government steers local IP addresses to a domestic internet dubbed National Data Network, where it monitors people’s communication exchanges.

To avoid government surveillance, some users have found ways to bypass blocks put in place by authorities.

Now government officials are signaling they might target encrypted messaging platforms.

“Hard-liners are targeting social media that can be used as an untraceable means of communication,” Mohammad Ali Khorassani, a U.K.-based social media analyst, said.

“These new forms of media are harder to track down and easier to convey encrypted mass messages and (are) very suitable for promoting campaigns,” Khorassani added.

In some cases, when a government cannot monitor some communication platforms, the other solution is complete blockage.

As the protests gained momentum last December, the government blocked Telegram and Instagram in parts of the country. The two social media applications are widely used across the country.

The block stayed in place for several days until the protests waned. President Hassan Rouhani, who to some extent owes his victory of last year’s presidential election to these social media platforms, ordered the restoration of the services.

The messaging app Telegram is displayed on a smartphone, July 15, 2017, in Bangkok, Thailand.
​Telegram: A nightmare

For those in charge of monitoring the internet in Iran, the encrypted Telegram application is a constant headache and a nightmare.

“It’s not acceptable for people to use a monopolized social media,” Mahmoud Vaezi, Rouhani’s chief of staff, told reporters January 17, referring to only Telegram.

Founder and CEO of Telegram Pavel Durov delivers a keynote speech during the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain Feb. 23, 2016.
According to Pavel Durov, the Russian CEO and co-founder of Telegram, the messaging application has an estimated 40 million active users in Iran. Iranian officials, however say the popular social messaging tool has 30 million users, which is still a considerable number of the country’s nearly 80 million population.

“The servers of any social media website or application that has more than 30 million Iranian members should not be outside the country,” Jalali, the head of Iran’s Civil Defense Organization, said in 2017.

“This is a national security necessity and not a political one,” Jalali claimed.

Telegram’s imminent blockage

Iranian authorities reportedly requested Durov to transfer its servers to Iran. When the company declined, prosecutors in Tehran filed a case against the company, alleging that the application provided terror groups like the Islamic State a platform for communication.

U.K.-based social media analyst Mohammad Ali Khorassani said it is just a matter of time before the government blocks Telegram.

The “Telegram app, which is the most used app among Iranians, is the No. 1 target of this new blockage,” Khorassani said.

The government is also pushing alternative applications, developed by Iranians, in an effort to discourage people from using the encrypted Telegram.

Last month, the official account of Iran’s Supreme Leader on Telegram announced the launch of an account for iGap and Soroush, which are applications similar to Telegram in function but that are controlled by the government.

In its latest report, the London-based Small Media Foundation, which monitors violations of the free flow of information, interpreted the move as a possible sign of a coming ban on Telegram in Iran.



Ball Boy
Oct 22, 2016
کشاورزان با سر دادن شعار «احمدی‌‌نژاد خطا کرد، طرح تو رو اجرا کرد» اعتراضاتشان به بحران آب در مرکز ایران را از دایره دولت روحانی فراتر بردند. ضمیر «دوم شخص» در این شعار ظاهراً به «شخص اول» نظام اشاره دارد