The Iranian regime continues to use executions to scare the Iranian people into submission, but despite the number of individuals executed. On December 6, the regime executedanother 12 prisoners from Kerman Prison, who were allegedly partaking in drug trafficking. Ironically, drug trafficking in Iran is largely controlled by the Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei and his Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), along with various affiliated organizations.
By distributing drugs, the regime’s leaders create a new generation of victims, then turn around and execute those drug users, creating an atmosphere of fear and terror to prevent the spread of uprising.
“The age of drug addiction has become very low in our country and (drug) is easily accessible to everyone,” said Garmaby, a member of the Iranian parliament. According to the Deputy Minister of Sports and Youth, “Among the 23 million young people in our country, 3 million are addicted.”
Regime Continues to Traffic to Other Countries
The Iranian regime has not been a good neighbor to other countries but have taken an active role in trafficking narcotics to Europe,including Italy, Turkey, and Germany. There have been multiple discoveries of heroin that originated in Iran being found in ports around the world.
“Today, the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps obtains the necessary currency through the sales of narcotics and has turned Iraq to the drug transfer center for different regions of the world. The Iraqi people and knowledgeable people are aware that drug trafficking in Iraqis under the control of the Iranian regime and is under the control of the Revolutionary Guards and supported by the militants of Hashd al-Sha’bi,” said aBasra Provincial Police Commander.
Protests Continue Despite Regime’s Actions
In response to these issues and the increasing economic crisis, the Iranian people have continued to protest and demonstrate, calling for change. Studentsand educators have also played a part, including commemorating those who have sacrificed for standing up against the regime.
On December 7, the annual commemoration of the three protesting University of Tehran students that were murdered in 1953 by agents of the Shah. The day is often marked by protests from current students against the Iranian regime.
The National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), which is led by President-elect Maryam Rajavi, views these protests as part of the growth of the anti-regime movement. She issued a statement commending the students for their efforts to create a better Iran, one that works for everyone.
“Expand the resistance units to all school sand universities. Turn every school and college into a resistance unit and every Iranian city into a risen and revolting city. Freedom and victory are in your hands,” said Rajavi.She also noted that the regime’s educational system is failing the nation’s young people. It is estimated that 7 million child laborers and roughly 25 million Iranians are illiterate. Girls suffer the most under this system, as they are discouraged from pursuing high-skilled jobs.
Rajavi applauded the increasing number of protests throughout the country and the growing calls for regime change, while encouraging others to join the protests to create a free Iran that will support and work for the benefit of its people.