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Iran Protests Update: Over 1,500 killed by regime forces in November uprising

The Iranian opposition PMOI/MEK is reporting over 1,500 civilians were killed by the mullahs’ regime through the course of the November uprising
The Iranian opposition PMOI/MEK is reporting over 1,500 civilians were killed by the mullahs’ regime through the course of the November uprising

Reporting by PMOI/MEK

Iran, December 16, 2019—In its latest update, the Iranian opposition People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) is reporting that the mullahs’ regime has murdered 1,500 civilians through the course of the November uprising. These protests spread to at least 191 cities checkered across Iran and incoming reports are shedding more light on the horrific scope of the massacre launched by the mullahs’ regime. The PMOI has also successfully obtained the names of 28 more victims killed by the regime’s security forces during the massacre, raising the number of identified protesters killed to 504 as of this day.

Atrocious reports and footage of dead bodies being found in rivers and near dams, especially recently close to Ahvaz, southwest of Iran, also indicate that the mullahs’ regime is going the distance to cloak its atrocities. This also indicates the desperate need of a regime facing enormous hatred from a public hellbent on overthrowing their despotic rulers.



Iranian opposition President Maryam Rajavi, head of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), described the November uprising massacre by the mullahs’ regime as a shocking crime. “Over 1,500 killed in the Iranian people’s nationwide uprising. This shocking crime is undoubtedly one of the most horrific crimes of the 21st century and by any measure amounts to a manifest case of crimes against humanity,” Madam Rajavi added.



NCRI President Rajavi has also called on the United Nations to condemn this monstrous crime and demanded the urgent dispatching of a fact-finding mission to Iran to visit detention centers and those arrested.  Madam Rajavi is calling for a Security Council session to address this horrific crime and to hold to account the leaders of the religious fascism ruling Iran.

The NCRI President underscored that the international community’s inaction vis-à-vis this massacre, one of the most heinous atrocities in the 21st century, has scarred the conscience of contemporary humanity and will be construed by the regime as a green light to continue and intensify its crimes.

“Brutal campaign of repression”

Amnesty International is also updating its reports on the number of protesters killed by the mullahs’ regime. “At least 304 people were killed in the bloody crackdown on protests in Iran in November. Thousands of others have been arrested and are at risk of torture,” this human rights organization said in a recent press release issued on Monday, December 16.



Thousands have been arrested by the regime’s security forces, including children as young as 15, according to the Amnesty report. Detainees are subject to enforced disappearance and torture, and at least 304 people killed in protests according to credible sources, the report adds.

“Harrowing testimony from eyewitnesses suggests that, almost immediately after the Iranian authorities massacred hundreds of those participating in nationwide protests, they went on to orchestrate a wide-scale clampdown designed to instill fear and prevent anyone from speaking out about what happened,” said Philip Luther, Middle East and North Africa Research Director at Amnesty International.

“Instead of continuing with this brutal campaign of repression, the Iranian authorities must immediately and unconditionally release all those who have been arbitrarily detained,” said Philip Luther. “The international community must take urgent action, including through the UN Human Rights Council holding a special session on Iran to mandate an inquiry into the unlawful killings of protesters, horrifying wave of arrests, enforced disappearances and torture of detainees, with a view to ensuring accountability.”

The November uprising in Iran shook the very pillars of the mullahs’ regime and spread to at least 191 cities, according to latest updates. 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.