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Iran protests 2019, day 25: Iranians in exile rally in solidarity with November uprising

Freedom-loving Iranians and supporters of the Iranian opposition MEK rally across the globe in support of the November uprising across Iran
Freedom-loving Iranians and supporters of the Iranian opposition MEK rally across the globe in support of the November uprising across Iran

Reporting by PMOI/MEK

Iran, December 9, 2019—Despite the Iranian regime's boasts of having quelled the nationwide uprising and restored its control across the country, protests continue in several Iranian cities. 

 

 

At the same time, freedom-loving Iranians and supporters of the Iranian opposition People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) continue voicing their solidarity with the nationwide November uprising that shook the very pillars of the mullahs’ regime in Iran.

In Stockholm, the capital of Sweden, a rally was held despite the cold temperatures as demonstrators marched on Saturday, December 7, expressing their support for the Iranian people’s courageous uprising and rebellious cities across the country. Speakers and demonstrators called on the international community to condemn the mullahs’ killing spree and hold regime officials accountable for their crimes against humanity. The demonstrators also voiced support for a call made by the Iranian opposition President Maryam Rajavi, head of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), for the United Nations to send a fact-finding mission to Iran and place those behind these crimes against humanity before justice.

Iranians rallying in Stockholm, Sweden, in support of the November uprising in Iran – Saturday, December 2019

Iranians rallying in Stockholm, Sweden, in support of the November uprising in Iran – Saturday, December 2019

 

Similar rallies were also held on Saturday in Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra in Australia, as freedom-loving Iranians and MEK supporters gathered in support of the Iranian people’s November uprising and rebellious cities. They also condemned the regime’s killing spree, arrests and torture of arrested protesters.

Such rallies, gatherings and demonstrations were also held in Oslo, Norway; Ottawa and Toronto of Canada; and Hamburg of Germany.

 

 

European condemnations

Joseph Borrell, the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, issued a statement on Sunday, December, voicing grave concerns about the Iranian regime’s vicious crackdown against the November uprising. “For the European Union and its Member States, the widespread and disproportionate use of force against nonviolent protestors is unacceptable,” the statement reads in part.

The Portuguese Parliament has adopted a resolution voicing concerns over the mullahs’ crackdown and killing spree against protesters in Iran. The Socialists, Socialist Democrats, the Lefts, the Popular Party, the Nature Party and others voted for the adoption of this initiative.

This resolution, titled “For those killed in demonstrations in Iran,” adopted with a near unanimous vote in favor, reads in part: The recent events in Iran is a concerning example of illegal killings by the Iranian regime’s security forces where they used excessive forces in their intense crackdown of recent protests… Report also show live bullets fired from rooftops and from a helicopter in one case. Based on these reports, the Portuguese Republic Parliament expresses its concerns over the deaths of protesters killed in recent weeks and calls for an end to the regime’s crackdown.

Danish Foreign Minister Jeppe Koford also condemned the crackdown against Iranian protesters. “The European Union has a common opinion with clear criticism of Iranian authorities' unacceptable use of force against protesters. Denmark has worked for a clear and unambiguous joint opinion. It has succeeded. Freedom of speech and assembly must be respected,” he said.

 

 

 

Crackdown numbers

The MEK has to this day published and confirmed the names of 380 protesters killed by the mullahs’ oppressive security forces. These unprecedented protests spread to at least 189 cities and towns across the country and the NCRI, the parent coalition of the MEK, has tallied the total number of protesters killed by the mullahs’ security forces to 1,029 at the time of this report’s publication.

The brutal crackdown imposed by the mullahs’ Revolutionary Guards (IRGC), Basij and other oppressive apparatuses also resulted in over 4,000 injuries and at least 12,000 detainees placed behind bars. Concerns are escalating over these prisoners’ fates as they are most certainly under torture as the regime is desperate to obtain coerced confessions in an attempt to justify its ruthless crackdown. Furthermore, there are reports of the number of detained protesters escalating throughout Iran.