MEK Iran: Brutal and Medieval Punishment of Youth Arrested During the Fire Festival in Mashhad
The National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), and the People’s Mujahedin of Iran (PMOI / MEK Iran), reported that the mullahs’ regime paraded 34 young men in the streets of Mashhad in an attempt to publicly shame and humiliated those arrested.
Publicly shame and humiliating youth
On Thursday, April 22, 2021, the mullah’s regime in a disgraceful attempt to publicly shame and humiliated those arrested during the fire festival (Chaharshanbeh Souri) on March 16, 2021. The mullahs’ regime paraded 34 young men in the streets of Mashhad, capital of the northeastern province of Khorasan Razavi.
These young men were forced to march into the streets of Mashhad while carrying signs in which they apologized.
Inhuman and medieval punishment
According to state-run media, this inhuman and medieval punishment was carried out “in the presence of Judge Hadi Shariatyar, Deputy of the Revolutionary Prosecutor’s Office of Mashhad.”
The state-run Hamshahri newspaper described the disgusting act as “parading the accused in Fire Festival” into the streets of Mashhad as part of “pre-emptive measures by the deputy for social affairs.”
These victims, many of them in their teens, were being driven around the city surrounded by dozens of members of the State Security Force (SSF). These shameful theatrics was designed to intimidate the public in a desperate attempt to prevent the outbreak of popular uprisings.
Tortured and humiliated five young people in public
On Tuesday, October 6, 2020, in another criminal act, the clerical regime tortured and humiliated five young people in public by labeling them “thugs” and parading them on a car in the Moshiria area of Tehran, which aroused widespread outrage.
The mullahs’ regime wants to prevent the outburst of public outrage, torturing and humiliating the youth in public. Similarly torturing political prisoners, executions, and lengthy prison terms, are other methods that the mullahs’ regime uses.
These efforts, only exacerbate the people’s hatred more and more toward the regime and cause more disgust for the mullah regime.
The Iranian Resistance statement
The Iranian Resistance, The National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), and the People’s Mujahedin of Iran (PMOI / MEK Iran) urge the United Nations Secretary-General.
The UN Human Rights Council and the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, and the relevant UN rapporteurs to condemn these inhumane crimes and medieval punishments.
And to refer the dossier of systematic and egregious human rights violations in Iran to the Security Council and to bring to justice the leaders of this regime for their continuing crimes against humanity.