Iran’s uprising enters its 87th day, with protesters taking to the streets in response to Mohsen Shekari’s execution
On Sunday, Iran’s nationwide uprising will mark its 87th day, with protesters taking to the streets and chanting anti-mullah dictatorship slogans across the country. Protests in Iran have now spread to at least 280 cities. According to sources from the Iranian opposition People’s Mojahedin of Iran (PMOI/MEK), the regime’s forces have killed over 700 people and arrested over 30,000. The MEK has released the names of 580 protesters who were killed.
Sattarkhan has become a sensitive location for the regime since Thursday, when authorities executed Mohsen Shekari, 23, for protesting in the district. The brutal execution, which violated even the regime’s own barbaric laws, sparked nationwide outrage. The Iranian people have condemned Shekari’s execution and have continued their anti-regime demonstrations. As a means of intimidating the general public, state media in Iran and their social media affiliates continue to publish a steady stream of reports about more young protesters being sentenced to death.
Students at Allameh Tabataba’i University in Tehran were seen protesting the regime’s refusal to allow suspended students back on campus early Sunday morning. According to various reports, the regime’s security forces are on high alert in various cities to prevent protests. The regime has deployed a large number of security forces in the streets of Isfahan to intimidate the public.
Students at an all-girls technical school protested and chanted anti-regime slogans such as “Death to the dictator!” and “Freedom! Freedom! Freedom!” on Saturday. The regime’s security forces eventually launched an attack on them.
Farmers protested once more in Isfahan, demanding that authorities address their concerns about their share of water for their lands. In Najafabad, owners of recently closed stores protested outside the local governor’s office, demanding that their businesses be reopened. Today, storeowners on Manouchehri Street in Tehran went on strike, while students at National and Khajeh Nasir Toosi universities boycotted classes and held protest rallies.
To prevent protests from taking shape, the regime dispatched a large contingent of security forces to Tehran’s Sattarkhan district. Security forces are seen randomly beating and shooting at civilians in videos. A large protest rally was also held in Gohardasht, west of Tehran, where people gathered and chanted slogans condemning the regime’s brutal repression and execution of protesters.
On International Human Rights Day, Iranian opposition coalition NCRI President-elect Maryam Rajavi urged the international community to condemn the mullahs’ regime and take meaningful action to assist the Iranian people in their ongoing uprising.
On #HumanRightsDay, my country #Iran, under the mullahs’ rule, is wounded by whips and bullets, battered by humiliation, slander, torture; its hands are tied, its feet in chains, and its head hanging from the gallows. Still, it is standing tall and roaring for #IranRevolution. pic.twitter.com/ikrM9WpTyH
— Maryam Rajavi (@Maryam_Rajavi) December 10, 2022
“On this day, my country, Iran, is wounded by whips and bullets, battered by humiliation, slander, and torture; its hands are tied, its feet are chained, and its head hangs from the gallows.” “It is still standing tall and roaring for a revolution,” she said. On International Human Rights Day, the NCRI President-elect also wrote a letter to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres about the violent suppression of Iran’s nationwide uprising.
Freedom-loving Iranians and supporters of the Iranian opposition MEK have held a number of photo exhibitions, gatherings, and demonstrations in support of the ongoing uprising by the Iranian people.
December 10 – Paris, France
Freedom-loving Iranians and supporters of the #Iran opposition PMOI/MEK rallied in solidarity with #IranRevolution2022.#مرگ_بر_ستمگر_چه_شاه_باشه_چه_رهبر pic.twitter.com/BitIzqe40h
— People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) (@Mojahedineng) December 10, 2022
These gatherings have taken place in cities around the world, including Washington, Paris, London, Vienna, Aarhus, Toronto and Vancouver in Canada; Stockholm, Gothenburg, and Malmö in Sweden; Berlin, Munich, Kassel, and Cologne in Germany; Geneva and Bern in Switzerland.
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