Former Iranian President Ahmadinejad Arrested
Should Obama be worried? Could 2018 be the year of arresting ex-presidents?
As Red State reported,
Rumors are coming out of Iran that former Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has been arrested after shooting his mouth off:
Ahmadinejad said in a speech to a crowd of residents of the city of Bushehr in southern Iran, on Thursday evening before last with the start of recent protests : “Some of the current officials live away from the problems of the people and concerns, and do not know anything about the reality of society,” adding that “what it suffers Iran today is mismanagement and not lack of economic resources. ”
“The government of Hassan Rowhani believes that they own the land and that the people are a ignorant society that does not know,” Ahmadinejad said. “The people are angry at this government because of its monopoly on public wealth.”
The former president said that “Rouhani and his government team consider themselves a criterion for the right, and do not accept any criticism or objection directed to the performance of his government.”
Ahmadinejad’s remarks came after an attack by President Hassan Rowhani earlier on Thursday against Ahmadinejad, describing him as “walking in the path of confrontation with the regime.”
“Highlighting the weaknesses, the transient crises and the spreading of despair among the citizens is a course of confrontation with the regime,” Ahmadinejad was quoted as saying by the Iranian presidency website on Thursday, referring to the speech of Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei on Wednesday criticizing Ahmadinejad. , In an indirect reference to Ahmadinejad’s recent remarks.
The former Iranian president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, responded to criticism by President Hassan Rowhani, saying: “The people who call you and elect you for a second term will fall you.”
The Iranians declared the protests over. But that certainly wasn’t the case. The arrest of Ahmadinejad could signal a serious crackdown coming. This young Iranian didn’t get the memo.
Iranian man explains: “I ask you, young people of #Iran, to join me in burning the Quran…this book has caused us to fight each other…This book is all superstition. We have to burn it [spits on #Quran]…I hate these words. This is superstition worship."#IranProtests #Islam pic.twitter.com/vel8TeeN8Q
— Armin Navabi (@ArminNavabi) January 6, 2018
Here’s the latest communique from the Iranian resistance, sent directly to The Black Sphere.
Security Council must condemn Iranian regime for slaughter and mass arrest of protesters
Legitimate right of people to overthrow religious fascism and establish democracy must be recognized
The Iranian Resistance asks today’s UN Security Council to defend the legitimate and inalienable right of the Iranian people to overthrow the religious fascism ruling Iran and to attain the freedom for which they have been demonstrating. The Resistance also urges the Security Council to strongly condemn the mullahs’ regime and hold it accountable for killing defenseless and unarmed demonstrators. The regime actions constitute a clear crime against humanity, and confronting them is the responsibility of the United Nations.
According to reliable reports obtained by the Iranian Resistance, at least 50 protesters have been shot and killed by the Revolutionary Guards during the first eight days of the uprising, and more than 3,000 have been arrested. Children as young as 12 or 13 years old are among those killed. The actual number of martyrs and detained is much more; a reality that the Iranian regime is trying hard to hide.
The clerical regime has blocked social networks in Iran since the first days of the uprising, cutting off the internet completely in some areas and boosting severe restrictions on it in others. The IRGC commander Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari, Minister of Communications Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi, and many other officials in the clerical regime have officially acknowledged cutting off internet communications and boasted that they would continue it until the unrest ends.
In welcoming today’s meeting on Iran’s uprising, the Iranian Resistance emphasizes the need for the following actions to be taken by the UN Security Council:
- Recognizing the legitimate right of the people of Iran to overthrow the ruling religious fascism and establish their own freedom and sovereignty.
- Strongly condemning and holding accountable the Iranian regime for the slaughter and mass arrests of defenseless and unarmed protesters.
- Sanctioning the regime for systematic violations of human rights, including the 1988 massacre and the killings during the current uprising.
- Condemning restrictions on the Internet and social networks, and ensuring the public’s free access to information.
- Enforcing binding decisions for the release of thousands of arrested demonstrators and for the establishment of a monitoring system; and warning the Iranian regime that more serious actions will be taken should present trends continue.
Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran
January 5, 2018
Was Ahmadinejad’s arrest symbolic? We will know more in the future.