Iran’s Theocracy has resisted popular challenge to its rule but this is changing. Recently, protests have been organized to decry the mode of governance amidst other concerns and societal problems. Iran is expecting these protests to get bigger and more frequent. This article is published by Iran Human Rights. Here is an excerpt:
A top-secret Iranian state document leaked to RFE/RL’s Radio Farda has revealed senior intelligence and military officials’ internal assessment of the country’s severe social and economic malaise, and their expectations of bigger and more frequent protests in the coming months.
“There has been a development in society that indicates it is in a state of explosion under its skin,” said an officer of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) Intelligence Organization, at a November 2021 private meeting of the “Task Force to Prevent Security Crises Among Lower Classes,” according to the state document leaked to RFE/RL’s Radio Farda by a hacker group calling itself “Ali’s Justice.”
“When the new government took power [in August 2021], public confidence indicators improved, generating hope and expectation,” said officer Mohammadi (first name not given), the intelligence organization’s deputy for social affairs, at the November 24 meeting. “[But] because of several shocks in recent months, people are doubting whether this government can [deliver]. Currently 53 percent of society is doubtful about the government’s claims.”
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