Reporting by PMOI/MEK
December 31, 2019—Iranians in many countries across the globe gathered to hold ceremonies in memory of over 1,500 civilians killed by the mullahs’ regime during the November uprising. Participants condemned the brutality and crackdown carried out by the Iranian regime’s security forces, including the Revolutionary Guards (IRGC), the paramilitary Basij, state police, anti-riot units, plainclothes agents who answer directly to the regime Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, agents of the Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS), and other such entities.
Dignitaries such as French politician Gilbert Mitterand honored the victims and emphasized that silence in the face of this regime’s crimes is unacceptable. Participants and political/religious figures taking part in these events called on the United Nations to dispatch an international fact-finding mission to visit prisons in Iran and those in detention. Senior regime officials should also be held to account before their crimes against humanity, the participants emphasized.
French politician Gilbert Mitterand alongside with exiled Iranians in the ceremony
The International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), representing over 200 million workers from 332 unions across 163 countries, condemned Tehran’s “lethal violence against protesters.”
ITUC condemns Iranian🇮🇷 government’s lethal violence against protesters 👉https://t.co/mSIk3omiyf— ITUC (@ituc) 19 December 2019
🗣️"If there is no freedom of association and assembly, if people don’t have the right to represent each other when they’re exploited, then this is not a free country" @SharanBurrow pic.twitter.com/P7iLKxtmVi
ITUC General Secretary Sharan Burrow praised the Iranian people’s bravery and emphasized this organization’s support for the Iranian people’s struggle to establish freedom and democracy in Iran.
Established back in 2006, this confederation is now based in Geneva and has earned a United Nations consulting status for its ongoing efforts.
Maurizio Gambini, the mayor of Urbino in Italy, issued a message expressing his support for the Iranian people’s struggle aiming at freedom and democracy in Iran.
Marizio Gambini, mayor of Urbino in Italy, expresses his support for the Iranian people’s struggle for freedom and democracy
In the past few weeks, we have witnessed severe crackdown measures against the Iranian people’s peaceful demonstrations by the regime ruling this country. The violence imposed by the IRGC against Iranian civilians has left more than 1,000 dead, according to reports issued by international organizations. The main Iranian opposition has to this day published the identity and names of more than 615 victims.
More than 4,000 people were injured and the number of those arrested is more than 10,000. The recent demonstrations by college students, workers, and many other Iranian civilians were organized measures. The Iranian people have been deprived of human rights during the mullahs’ rule of 40 years.
The Urbino municipality announces its support for the Iranian people in their struggle for freedom and democracy and calls for the immediate release of those arrested whose lives are in danger. Furthermore, we call on the United Nations and European Union to immediately dispatch a delegation to investigate recent developments in Iran.
Hoping for freedom in Iran
Marizio Gambini, Mayor of Urbino