Iran Protests Deadly Crackdown Condemnations

Iran Protests Deadly Crackdown Condemnations
• According to the MEK, the number of victims who have been identified so far is 547.
Iran Protests Deadly Crackdown Condemnations

By Navid Felker

A dozen United Nations human rights experts called on Friday December 20, 2019, on the Iranian regime to release all individuals arbitrarily detained and mistreated during recent Iran November 2019 nationwide protests.

More than 200 Parliamentarians of various political groups from 14 European countries supported Iranian people’s protests for freedom, condemn suppression of protesters. MPs endorsed call by Maryam Rajavi for UN to dispatch a fact-finding delegation.

Global Labor Justice (with 200 million members) tweeted: “Deep solidarity with protestors in Iran fighting for liberation and justice amidst a brutally repressive government trying to squash dissent.”

Three main Italian syndicates, Italian General Confederation of Labour (CGIL), the Confederazione Italiana Sindacati Lavoratori (CISL) and the Italian Labour Union (UIL),  sent a joint letter to the Iranian regime’s embassy in Italy on December 10, supporting the recent Iran protests and expressing their concern over Iranian regime’s excessive use of violence against the protesters.

The U.S Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on December 19, 2019 “The United States will stand and has stood under President Trump with the Iranian people. Our public support, our moral support is important.  Our calls for justice matter.” 

“The protest that started and accelerated in November clearly signaled that the Iranian people have just had enough.  They’re fed up. They’re fed up with the regime’s economic failures. They’re fed up with the kleptocrats. And they’re fed up with a regime that denies them basic fundamental human dignity that comes from each of us as a nature of our humanness,” Secretary Pompeo said. 

“Think of the thousands – you all know them – think of the thousands of Iranians executed in prison following protests in 1988, the students that were slaughtered in the protests in 1999.” 

Iran Protests 2019 Background:  

  • Thousands of people took part in the Iran protests.   
  • The protesters demanded ‘regime change’ and the overthrow of Supreme leader Ali Khamenei   
  • The Iranian opposition movement the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI), or Mujahedin-e-Khalq (MEK), was behind much of the protests.   
  • According to the MEK, the number of victims who have been identified so far is 547.
  • The number of martyrs of the nationwide protests exceeds 1,500. Several children and minors are among the victims. 
  • A large number of women and girls are among those killed and arrested during the November 2019 uprising.
  • The Iran protests took place in more than 100 areas of the capital Tehran.   
  • The protests also took place in 27 provinces.   
  • According to Rahmani Fazli the regime Interior minister, the protesters destroyed at least 50 police and army centers, 140 government centers, 183 police vehicles, nine seminaries, 731 state-affiliated banks, and 70 gas stations.