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Iran protests 2019, day 29: Names of 457 victims published

The November uprising in Iran marked an epic juncture in the Iranian people’s struggle against the mullahs’ regime-File photo
The November uprising in Iran marked an epic juncture in the Iranian people’s struggle against the mullahs’ regime-File photo

Reporting by PMOI/MEK

Iran, December 13, 2019—As reports about the November uprising continue to arrive from cities across Iran, the latest numbers indicate 457 names have been published by the Iranian opposition People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK). More than 1,000 people were killed by the regime’s ruthless security forces in a crackdown unprecedented in nature. Even the regime’s own officials are refusing to provide any reports about how many people were killed during the November protests.

The November uprising in Iran that rattled the very pillars of the mullahs’ regime spread to more than 190 cities, according to latest reports. PMOI/MEK reports also indicate the actual number of demonstrators killed by the mullahs’ regime is far higher, according to popular reports. Efforts to confirm these reports continue to provide a more exact image of the scope of the uprising. The regime in Tehran went the distance in shutting down access to the internet in order to pursue their crackdown in silence.

Iranian opposition President Maryam Rajavi is calling for urgent action by the international community to stop the killings in Iran by the mullahs’ regime. The United Nations should appoint a fact-finding mission to visit the mullahs’ prisons, Madam Rajavi added.

 

 

 

The MEK has attained and published the names of 400 protesters killed by the regime’s ruthless forces. These unprecedented protests caught the mullahs’ entire apparatus completely off guard and the National Council of Resistance of Iran (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.

 

Ridiculous remarks by Iranian officials

On Thursday, December 12, Ali Shamkhani, Secretary of the Iranian regime’s Supreme National Security Council, acknowledged the brutal massacre of protesters during Iran’s recent uprising.

“More than 85 percent of those who died in the recent events in Tehran did not take part in the protests,” he said in a meeting with families of those killed in the protests, according to the official IRNA news agency. Shamkhani ridiculously claimed these individuals “were killed in a suspicious manner with unofficial weaponry.”

All the while, it is a known fact that the regime’s suppressive forces were the only party armed, and social media is awash with footage of the regime’s suppressive forces and plainclothes agents firing directly at defenseless protesters.

 

International condemnation

In his latest remarks, Brian Hook, the U.S. Special Representative on Iran, said the world is witness to the most lethal political crisis the Iranian regime has experienced and they have murdered more than 1,000 people as a result. Hook also called on the Iraqi people to look at how the mullahs’ regime treats the Iranian people and then think about what they want for their own future.

James Bezan, a Member of the Canadian Parliament, called on his government to take concrete measures against the mullahs’ human rights violations.

“This Liberal government must do more than a pitiful five sentence press release to condemn the human rights violations happening right now in Iran. Conservatives will always support the people of Iran in their pursuit of freedom, democracy and human rights,” Mr. Bezan said.

 

 

 

 

On Wednesday, December 11, a conference was held in the U.S. House of Representatives with ten senior members of the Democrat and Republican parties from various committees expressed support for the Iranian people’s uprising. The Iranian nation has a just right to continue their struggle against the regime’s dictatorship and strive for a free Iran, the participants of this conference emphasized.

Members of Congress condemned the mullahs’ crimes against humanity during the November uprising and the arrest of thousands of demonstrators. These representatives called on the U.S. Congress and administration to take firm actions against this regime. Referring to Madam Rajavi’s ten-point plan for a future Iran, these Members of Congress praised her efforts to establish freedom and democracy in Iran.

The Iranian regime has killed more than 1,000 of the Iranian people. We must adopt resolutions and take any measures possible to deliver a strong no to the ruling regime in Iran, said Rep. Brad Sherman from California, a senior member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee. He called on U.S. President Donald Trump to prevent the export of technology to the Iranian regime used to impose internet censorship.

Rep. Paul Gosar of Arizona mentioned Madam Rajavi’s ten-point plan and said America’s first measure forward should be to discuss this initiative.

This conference also discussed the latest House resolution in support of the Iranian people’s uprising.  This bill was presented by Representatives Ted Deutch and Joe Wilson. The conference also expressed gratitude for the efforts placed by Rep. Eliot Engel as Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and Michael McCaul, Ranking Member of this Committee, in their support of the Iranian people’s uprising.