The crisis in Abolfazl village is only getting worse, with the residents facing increased pressure to leave their homes, and now the state police chief Hossein Ashtari, Abdolnabi Mousavifard, Khuzestan representative for Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, Ahvaz governor, Jamal Alami, head of the Mostazafan Foundation Parviz Fattah, and the head of state-run radio and television, are all in cahoots.
Various groups have all tried to blame someone else for the utter disaster that has destroyed the lives of those living in Abolfazl; first the illegal seizure of the lands there and then the crackdown on the people who protested. The power struggle in the regime over this matter has now even raised the issue of Fattah’s resignation.
#Iran regime's security forces attempted to raze the houses of the deprived ppl of Abolfazl village. At least ten ppl incldg several children were wounded & dozens were arrested. Female journalist, Kowsar Karimi is charged w/ "propaganda VS the state" https://t.co/7JtYATPhIN pic.twitter.com/r2dkccW6kb
— Women's Committee NCRI (@womenncri) September 1, 2020
Fattah said: “What happened has nothing to do with the Foundation’s complaint. According to the decision of the [Khuzestan] Provincial Security Council, they have acted by Article 100 of the Municipality (illegal construction) and the prosecutor’s office (land grabbing), and the foundation was merely an observer. If we knew how they acted, we would object. Undoubtedly, the action has been very clumsy, costly, and untimely. The law will deal with the land grabbers according to the prosecutor’s order. We are unaware.”
The regime’s police force has retreated from the village now, denied opening fire on the people there, claiming to have done no wrong. Police chief Mohsen Dalvand claimed that his forces were merely implementing the court order.
#MEK Hassan Biadi, a regime insider in #Iran, voices grave concerns among senior officials of the mullahs’ regime over a future uprising in the making. “Up to Christmas of this year, there is a high possibility that we will witness unexpected political and social developments. pic.twitter.com/FUfr6Aw2FL
— MEK Iran (Mujahedin-e Khalq) (@MEK_Iran) September 1, 2020
Alami acknowledged the fierce resistance of the villagers to the attacks on them, although notably, he did not mention that the regime’s forces fired on the people using real and rubber bullets. The people, having no such access to these weapons, fought back with their bodies and whatever stones they could find.
Ahwaz MP Ahmad Naderi claimed that many areas in Iran are owned by state-run entities, such as the Mostazafan Foundation, even though there is substantial proof that the people own these lands.
Ali Shamkhani, Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council, visited Abolfazl village this week wearing traditional Arab clothing, which the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), described as a “deceptive act sign of respect to the local Iranian-Arab community”, in an attempt to calm the residents down.
This shows that senior regime officials are terrified of these localized protests spreading to other regions, encouraging others to rise against the regime, and become the uprising that overthrows the mullahs for good.
— MEK Iran (Mujahedin-e Khalq) (@MEK_Iran) April 29, 2020
The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI / MEK Iran) times and again stated that the mullahs’ regime is refusing to listen to the people of Iran who are struggling in many ways and it is right to worry about further dissent.
The mullahs’ regime is determined to exhaust the protesting youth and insurgents so that it may be able to diffuse the explosion by a large scale massacre by removing the quarantine and social distancing rules.
The IRGC and the regime’s major financial institutions, that have plundered the Iranian people’s wealth, can pay for the expenses of workers, wage earners and the unemployed to protect them during the lockdown to protect them from contracting the #COVID19 #Iran pic.twitter.com/6RwpkH8q6r
— Maryam Rajavi (@Maryam_Rajavi) April 14, 2020