By Armin Baldwin
The Iranian regime announced on Friday, November 15 its decision to increase the price of gasoline, causes thousands to protest on the streets in more than 120 cities. At least more than 200 hundred protesters are dead.
These were the most violent street riots against the clerical regime. More than 3000 casualties have been reported yet. Security forces had immediately responded aggressively to protesters which intensified the number of casualties and violence.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres raises a concern about ongoing protests in Iran. According to UN spokesperson Stephane Dujarric, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is upset by the loss of lives in engagement between protesters and security forces.
“He is very much saddened by the loss of life,” Dujarric said.
Dujarric noted that Guterres had issued a call in October to avoid violence in the street demonstrations and safeguard civic space.
Iranian regime shut down the internet Saturday, stopping protesters from sharing information and their videos online so it is difficult to know the latest situation, but protests appeared to be ongoing on Tuesday in the country.
Some hard-liners in Iran suggest that those who led violent protests will be executed by hanging as the unrest continues.
An article published Tuesday in the Keyhan newspaper made the claim, though Iranian authorities still have not offered a detailed accounting of the toll of the detainees of demonstrations that began Friday over government-set gasoline prices rising.
The protests broke out in Iran last Friday after the announcement of an increase in fuel prices.
The humanitarian situation in Iran is urgent and the Iranian regime is committing a horrific crime against humanity.
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.
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 majority of the victims and martyrs are young adults and teenagers. 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 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 are trying to burying them in unknown places.
Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, the President-Elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran said in a tweet that the “regime atrocities over the past 3 days are undoubtedly a manifest case of crime against humanity. Those responsible have in the past 4 decades perpetrated crimes against humanity, including 120,000 political executions, and the massacre of 30,000 prisoners in 1988.”
Hail to the martyrs of the uprising. Such unjust shedding of blood only adds to the resolve of the Iranian people to continue their rightful resistance to overthrow the mullahs’ regime. #IranProtests #Iran
— Maryam Rajavi (@Maryam_Rajavi) November 18, 2019