By Atousa Pilger
Maryam Rajavi calls on UN Secretary General to convene Security Council Session
According to reports of the People’s Mojahedin Organizations of Iran’s (PMOI/MEK) Resistance Units from inside Iran more than 200 protesters have been killed during Iranian People’s nationwide uprising and thousands have been wounded.
The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) said on November 17, that more than 1000 protesters had been arrested, while the real number is much higher.
The Iranian Resistance calls on the United Nation Security Council to take urgent action.
Maryam Rajavi, the President-Elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran called on the UN Secretary General António Guterres to brief the Security Council about the crimes committed by the theocratic regime ruling Iran, its Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, and the IRGC.
The number of victims and wounded are rising and Mrs. Rajavi urged António Guterres to convene an extraordinary session of the Council.
Mrs. Rajavi said in a tweet, “To the UN and UN Security Council: The number of persons killed in Iran has exceeded 200 and is growing by the hour. Yesterday, the IRGC and its news agency reported of 1,000 arrests. The actual number of arrests is much higher.”
“Silence vis-à-vis crimes against humanity perpetrated in Iran every day is absolutely unacceptable, and the Security Council must declare the regime and its leaders responsible for crime against humanity for which they must face justice,” Mrs. Rajavi underscored.
To the UN and UN Security Council: The number of persons killed in #Iran has exceeded 200 and is growing by the hour. Yesterday, the IRGC and its news agency reported of 1,000 arrests. The actual number of arrests is much higher. #IranProtests— Maryam Rajavi (@Maryam_Rajavi) November 18, 2019
Majority of the victims and martyrs are young adults and teen-agers. According to reports from inside of Iran by the MEK’s Resistance Units, many of them are shot in the head and chest. In an email a nurse said that 70 dead were count in one hospital. The number of those killed is much more higher. The suppressive forces do not hand over bodies of the dead to their families and refusing to take them to the coroner’s office and is trying to burying them in unknown places.
According to the MEK website, “internet access across Iran reached an all-time low as protests triggered by gas price hikes continue to rage in more than 100 cities across the country to prevent news of the protests from reaching the world and open the way for a massive crackdown.
The humanitarian situation in Iran is urgent and the Iranian regime is committing a horrific crime against humanity.