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Political prisoners support expanding Iran protests

Protests in Isfahan’s New Shapour district
Protests in Isfahan’s New Shapour district

Reported by PMOI/MEK

 

Iran August 5, 2018 - As protests continued for the fifth consecutive day in cities across Iran, the political prisoners of Ardabil prison issued a statement supporting  the protesters.

“We have learned that once again the Iranian people, fed up with decades of cruelty and corruption, are pouring to the streets in numerous cities raising their voice and demanding change.

“The Dec/Jan uprising continues with this new spark of protests. We hail the people of Tehran, Gohardasht in Karaj, Eshtehard, Isfahan, Ghahderijan, Najaf Abad, Shahin Shahr, Andimeshk, Mashhad, Shiraz, Kermanshah, Arak and others, turning their hometowns into scenes of people expressing their abhorrence of the status quo. We call upon all Iranians, especially the deprived people of Sistan & Baluchistan, Khuzestan, Kurdistan and Hormozgan to rise and protest this cruel regime.

“We may be enchained and these walls may be preventing us from standing along your side to cry for freedom; we may be in exile from our home towns to silence our voices; yet we will never lose our faith in the certainty of our people’s freedom. We feel we are shoulder to shoulder with the demonstrators, shouting “Death to the dictator” alongside Iran’s brave youth.

“Forty years ago, this nation was able to overthrow the Shah’s despotic rule. Our ability to overthrow today’s religious despots is certain. The ground under the dictators’ feet will only tremble when the oppressed begin shouting for their rights.”

 

A group of political prisoners in Ardabil Prison

August 3, 2018

For the fifth consecutive night, protests against the Iranian regime’s mishandling of the country’s economy erupted in several cities. In Tehran, Iran’s capital, protesters gathered in College Street and chanted “Death to the dictator,” “Mullahs must get lost” and “Iranians, shout for your rights.”

 

In Qom, protesters were chanting “Death to the dictator” at Towhid Square and confronting the security forces dispatched to disperse the protesters. “Proud Iranians, show your support,” protesters chanted.

 

 

According to reports obtained from inside Iran, during Friday’s protests, security forces killed one protester in Gohardasht, Karaj, where some of the most fierce clashes between protesters and security forces were reported in previous nights.

The victim’s name was Reza Otadi. Videos from yesterday’s protests showed security forces firing at protesters from rooftops. Nonetheless, the people of Karaj came to the streets again Saturday tonight to shout their rage against the Iranian regime.

 

Gohardasht-Karaj, Iran Reza Otadi was shot and killed by security forces. The countrys brave protesters will continue his path to overthrow the mullahs ruthless regime.

Gohardasht-Karaj, Iran Reza Otadi was shot and killed by security forces. The countrys brave protesters will continue his path to overthrow the mullahs ruthless regime.

 

 

In Shiraz, people gathered in groups, encouraging protesters to join. “Show your pride,” the protesters are chanting. Protesters are wearing masks to avoid being identified by security forces. “If we keep our ranks tight, the security forces won’t be able to do anything,” one protester says.

In many cities, the slogans were directly aimed at Ali Khamenei, the supreme leader and highest authority of the Iranian regime. In Tehran’s Valiasr Street, people were chanting “Death to dictator” and “Seyyed Ali, it’s time for you to go.”

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