Reporting by PMOI/MEK
Iran, December 14, 2019—As sources inside Iran continue to provide new updates about the November uprising, the Iranian opposition People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) has been able to identify 25 more victims of the regime’s massacre. 457 of the more than 1,000 people killed by the regime’s ruthless security forces are now identified. The nationwide crackdown by the mullahs’ regime has also sparked a wide range of global condemnation.
Iranian opposition President Maryam Rajavi, head of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), called on the United Nations Security Council to condemn this horrific crime and urged the dispatching of a fact-finding mission to Iran to visit the regime’s detention centers and those arrested during the uprising. Inaction vis-à-vis this unprecedented crime is inexcusable and will be construed by the regime as a green light to continue and intensify its atrocities, Madam Rajavi added.
Staff of Tehran’s Azad University held a rally on Saturday, December 14, protesting regime officials decreasing 10 million rials ($80) from their monthly salary. This gathering was held on university campus and participants were seen chanting slogans demanding their due wages.
“We are waiting for our wages and not going anywhere!” they chanted, emphasizing they will not back down from their demands.
A video clip is circulating on various social media platforms showing the body of a protester in Ahvaz, southwest Iran, killed during the November uprising. Regime authorities threw his dead body into the Karoun River after torturing him to death.
Reports indicate the regime’s security forces throwing the bodies of protesters murdered under torture to various Rivers and dams.
Iranian security forces throw bodies of dead protesters in rivers
On Thursday, December 12, municipality agents in the city of Tabriz, northwest Iran, attacked a street vendor and attempted to confiscate his vehicle. The authorities were seen insulting and humiliating the truck driver, pulling him out of his vehicle and a senior police officer transferred him away. Authorities were then seen attacking a street vendor selling fruits, beating him in broad daylight.
When the municipality and police officials realized they were being videotaped, they ran towards the man taking the footage. Fortunately, he was able to flee the scene safely.
#Iranian security forces beat a street vendor in Tabriz, NW #Iran on Dec. 12. They're trying to confiscate his car, which is his only source of income. When they realize they're being filmed, they try to attack the person behind the camera. Luckily, he got away. pic.twitter.com/eT0UOYtUya— Iran News Wire (@IranNW) 14 December 2019
The November uprising in Iran shook the very pillars of the mullahs’ regime and spread to at least 191 cities, according to latest updates. PMOI/MEK reports also indicate the actual number of demonstrators killed by the mullahs’ regime is far higher, citing popular reports. Efforts to confirm these reports continue to provide a comprehensive image of the uprising scope. The regime in Tehran went the distance in shutting down access to the internet in order to pursue their crackdown in silence.
Iranian regime Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei is growing extremely alarmed by the Iranian people’s strong reaction to the mullahs’ apparatus and escalating international condemnation over the crimes his regime committed during the November uprising across Iran. Khamenei is desperately resorting to various measures aimed at diverting attention regarding responsibility for the high death toll, ridiculously blaming “infiltrators and opposition groups.”
Ali Shamkhani, secretary of the regime’s Supreme National Security Council, in remarks broadcast on state radio and TV, and published by the regime’s official IRNA news agency on December 12, resorted to similar preposterous claims. “Infiltrators carried out these acts,” he said. “More than 85 percent of those who lost their lives in the recent incidents in cities in Tehran Province did not participate in any of the protest gatherings and were killed under suspicious circumstances with firearms and other weapons not issued by the [security] forces. Thus, the opposition [groups’] project of piling on casualties in this region is certain.”
During a speech at Ferdowsi University in Mashhad, northeast Iran, Mohammad Jafar Montazeri, the regime’s prosecutor-general said, “A number of those killed were shot with a particular type of bullet. At the ‘72 Martyrs’ Square in Qom, 84 hunting rifles, with a particular type of bullet, were discovered and seized. Some of the people were killed by the bullets fired from these weapons.”
Mahmoud Va’ezi, chief of staff of Iranian regime President Hassan Rouhani, attempted to justify the massacre of defenseless protesters by the Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) in Mahshahr, southwest Iran. “A few armed people were firing at state police units… the people… in Mahshahr and Asslouyeh, had set up bunkers and were armed with various weapons… Some of those killed were murdered by these people.”
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In more signs of growing concerns among the Iranian regime over the November uprising crackdown and massacre, the Javan daily, affiliated to the IRGC, is calling on Rouhani’s government to provide an explanation in this regard.
The number of people killed in the recent protests following the November 15 gasoline price hike were higher than the Dec 2017/Jan 2018 and the 2009 uprisings, adding the government should provide an explanation on this subject, the Javan piece reads in part.
Weeks after the recent protests the Iranian regime has yet to announce the number of people killed as a result of the regime’s ruthless November crackdown. Neither the Rouhani government nor the regime’s so-called judiciary have provided any numbers on this dire matter. All regime factions are placing the blame on other parties, knowing the grave social uproar.