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Iran protests 2019, day 21: MEK network confirms identities of 300 killed protesters

At least 189 cities and towns throughout Iran witnessed unprecedented protests - November 2019
At least 189 cities and towns throughout Iran witnessed unprecedented protests - November 2019

Reporting by PMOI/MEK

Iran, December 5, 2019—Relying on its vast network both inside Iran and abroad, the Iranian opposition People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) has confirmed the names of 300 protesters killed by the mullahs’ regime during the unprecedented November 2019 uprising. The nationwide protests reached at least 189 cities and towns and the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), the parent coalition of the MEK, is reporting the number of people killed by the mullahs’ regime has unfortunately reached 1,029 to this day.

The ruthless oppressive measures implemented by the mullahs’ regime has also left over 4,000 injured and at least 12,000 detainees in detention. Concerns are escalating over their fate as they are most certainly placed under torture to obtained coerced confessions. Furthermore, there are reports of the number of detained protesters escalating throughout Iran.

 

 

The Iranian regime has after three weeks refused to provide any numbers of those killed, injured and arrested, raising even more suspicion about their concerns. Historically, the mullahs’ cloak their crackdown and human rights violations inside Iran, support for terrorism abroad and rampant corruption that has left the Iranian people in utter poverty. Various regime officials are calling for the publication of these numbers, resulting in an ongoing internal dispute and quarrel as various factions are blaming each other for the ruthless crackdown, and the resulting outcry both inside Iran and across the globe.

As the struggle to support the Iranian people continues, numerous U.S. lawmakers and dignitaries participated in the Senate briefing titled, “Iran Uprising: A Nation Rises for Freedom,” emphasizing their support for the Iranian people’s aspiration to live in freedom and establish democracy in their country with a republic that respects human rights for all.

Senator Martha McSally of Arizona, Senator Ben Cardin of Maryland, Governor Tom Ridge, General James Jones and Ambassador Lincoln Bloomfield delivered or sent messages of solidarity with the Iranian people’s nationwide uprising. Many also expressed their support for the ongoing struggle of the Iranian opposition MEK aiming to establish a free and democratic Iran.

 

 

NCRI President Maryam Rajavi, in a message to a briefing held in the U.S. Senate on the Iranian uprising, called for action to both condemn the mullahs’ horrific human rights violations and to save the lives of those remaining behind bars. “Inaction is inexcusable, and the regime will construe it as a green light to continue and intensify its crimes,” Madam Rajavi emphasized. “Time for urgent action to compel the mullahs’ regime to stop torture and execution of those arrested during the Iran uprising.”

 

 

“This uprising will continue until freedom and democracy are established in Iran. A free and democratic Iran is not only the urgent desire of the people of Iran but is essential for peace and security in the Middle East and the world,” the NCRI President concluded.

 

 

France has condemned the Iranian regime’s use of brute force against demonstrators in Iran.

On December 3, the French Embassy in the UK published a reply by Madam Amélie de Montchalin, Minister of State for European Affairs, attached to the Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, to a question raised in the French National Assembly.

“Many people have indeed died. The authorities cracked down on the demonstrations by firing live shots, arrested thousands and cut access to the Internet.

“Because Internet networks in the country have been cut, because information is being controlled by the authorities, we don’t, to date, have a clear casualty toll of the crackdown. The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights stated at the end of last week that reports of more than 100 victims were credible, and the NGO Amnesty International is talking about at least 143 deaths.

“Through me here, through Jean-Yves Le Drian today in London, and I believe in complete solidarity with all our European partners and the whole government, we obviously strongly condemn the violence and disproportionate use of force used against the demonstrators.

“Given the scale of the crackdown, given the credible reports referring to the deaths of many demonstrators, we urge the Iranian authorities – and I do so here very solemnly – to respect the right to peaceful protest, to respect freedom of expression and free access to communication. France urges Iran to abide by its international human rights obligations, particularly the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.”

CNN broadcast a report of the December 2 demonstration held by freedom-loving Iranian and MEK supporters in Paris and their support for the Iranian people’s brave November uprising. Iranian demonstrators in Paris raised their voice against a “massacre” in Iran, according to CNN. The demonstrators called on the French government to condemn the mullahs’ regime for its crackdown against the Iranian people.