If there is any doubt there is no such phrase in the language of the regime, journalists, filmmakers, cartoonists and painters are imprisoned on bogus charges. The Iranian regime fears the expressions of the people. they are very well aware of people’s discontent and are using imprisonment and public flogging to silence all critical voices. By the beginning of 2017, there are 27 journalists and civil writers imprisoned in Iran, not counting the filmmakers, musicians, and painters who are sentenced from 3 to 10 years prison terms. As always Iran is violating a number of human rights.
On October 28, 2012, an Iranian blogger named Sattar Beheshti was arrested and taken to Evin prison. On November 6’th his family was told to come and pick up his body from the Kahrizak detention center. He was one of many that lost their lives because they had the courage to stand up to the clerical regime. The regime gave no explanation of why Beheshti died in detention but fellow prisoners confirm that he have been tortured until his whole body was crushed.
The Iranian judicial authorities often sentence journalists to inhumane and medieval punishment, In the space of a year, at least 4 people have been sentenced to floggingThe latest two journalists that have been sentenced to flogging got 114 lashes and the other got 40 lashes. Flogging has no place in 2017, this is a violation of human rights of enormous proportions and must be condemned by the rest of the world
The explanation of this type of action made by the regime comes from the are fear to hear the truth, Iranians does not believe all propaganda lies from the regime anymore. This due to the rapid growth of social media via the internet. The regime is doing what they can to stop the enlightenment process by restricting all types of internet media but this is futile. The regime agents are busy arresting everyone who writes a post on facebook or on twitter that is not favorable to the regime. The regime is attacking any branch of media in order to keep the Iranian people in the dark. But this will be like pissing upwind, the internet has come to stay and it is growing fast, the regime must face that they do not have 100% control anymore and that will, in the end, result in their downfall.
The wave of murders triggered an outcry in Iran’s reformist media and widespread international condemnation, as a result of which the Iranian authorities set up a commission of inquiry into the deaths. In January 1999, the intelligence ministry formally acknowledged the involvement of some of its operatives and announced the arrest of dozens of suspects
artists have also felt the fear of the mullahs, musicians painters, cartoonists, they have all suffered under the hand of the mullahs regime. It is strictly forbidden in Iran to show any picture that is unfavorable to the clerical terror regime. The regime is doing all this to prevent a people’s revolution like the one in 1979 or the uprising in 2009. The regime knows that this time they will not be able to stop an uprising, mainly because there is an exile opposition ready to take over and rebuilt Iran when the mullahs are removed from power. Secondly, the rest of the world have thanks to the internet become aware of all atrocities the regime is committing within its own borders. This has given the resistance the credibility they deserve from the rest of the world. The NCRI is by far a better choice for the governing of Iran and the mullahs know this and are silencing all voices, by imprisonment or execution.
Iranians used to think they stood alone against the oppressors but thanks to social media they know that the rest of the world are standing with them in their fight for freedom and democracy, this gives them hope, a hope for a new Iran with no more executions or torture with freedom of speech and equality between genders and religions. but above all, it gives them the courage to stand up to the despotic dictatorial terrorist regime.
This actions really boils down to the regime’s fear of losing its power over the Iranian population. And as usual when the regime is afraid they crack down even harder on the Iranian people. the Iranians have to endure the terror of a regime that is using public executions and public flogging to discourage any opposition from protesting against the regime. It is important that we stand in solidarity with our Iranian brothers and sisters and demand all prisoners of conscience’s and political prisoners unconditional release.