The UN’s top expert on Iran, Javaid Rehman, the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran, said in a statement today, October 26, 2020, that the government of Iran “must conduct an independent, impartial and transparent inquiry into the violent crackdown against protests in November 2019 and January 2020, and bring human rights violators to justice.”
Following the release of a video of security forces beating a citizen to death in the North Khorasan province Esfarayen, the province’s Military Prosecutor, Mojtaba Zare’, said that the victim’s family had filed a complaint entitled “shooting led to the murder.”
Iranian officials are increasingly willing to disrupt domestic telecommunications to counter or preempt protests. The regime disrupted internet service in Tehran on October 8 in response to peaceful demonstrations mourning the death of a popular Iranian dissident singer
A young man suffocated to death from exposure to pepper spray after the state security forces harassed and tortured him in public.
Iranian Twitter users spoke out yesterday, on the first day of the Persian month of Aban, to commemorate 1500 slain protesters and those arrested during November 2019 protests when gasoline prices tripled overnight. Since last year, the protests have become known as “the Aban protests” in Iran.
The Iranian people held nine protests over economic concerns, with many demanding unpaid wages, on Monday and Sunday. Let’s look at a quick breakdown.
The high price and shortage of bread, the main sustenance for the majority of Iranians, is clear evidence of the economic bankruptcy of the mullah regime, which has institutionalized rampant corruption and theft, plundering the nation’s people.
With the increase of the public degradation of “thugs” on the streets of Iran, in what authorities are calling “maneuvers of power”, the regime has spread its repressive plans to other cities and provinces.
Iranian regime’s officials have been warning one another for years about the potential for a new revolution in the country. They may not express it in quite those terms, but their anxiety about an expanding Resistance movement has been clear at least since January 2018, when Iran was rocked by the most significant anti-regime uprising since 2009.
On October 14, the East Azerbaijan police commander announced the arrest of 176 young men under the pretext of thugs. According to him, these arrests were made in honor of Iran’s State Police or Niruy-e Entezami-e Jomhuri Eslami (NAJA) Week. But the issue has nothing to do with NAJA week or any other occasion created by the government. Rather, the repression of so-called ‘thugs’ is due to the government’s fear of the youth on the eve of the anniversary of the November 2019 protests.
Iranians held at least nine protests in two days to express their economic woes specially to demand their unpaid wages.