Protests sweep Iran despite regime’s surge in executions; Nationwide uprising hits 237th day
People throughout Iran hold the mullahs’ Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei responsible for their miseries, condemning the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC), paramilitary Basij units, and other security units suppressing peaceful demonstrators. Protests have expanded to at least 282 cities, with over 750 people killed and more than 30,000 arrested by the regime’s forces, according to Iranian opposition group People’s Mojahedin of Iran (PMOI/MEK).
Family members of inmates transferred to solitary confinement in preparation for execution gathered outside Ghezel Hesar Prison in Karaj, west of Tehran, in a desperate attempt to save their loved ones. Regime authorities executed at least eight inmates in Ghezel Hesar, Gohardasht prisons, and a prison in Kermanshah early Wednesday morning local time.
Brief on Iran Nationwide Uprising- Tuesday, May 9, 2023 #IranRevoIution #IranProtests pic.twitter.com/xkQ4FToBpA
— NCRI-FAC (@iran_policy) May 10, 2023
Iranian opposition President-elect Maryam Rajavi of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) hailed the courageous families who protested the regime’s vicious executions and emphasized that the “religious fascism that rules Iran cannot escape its inevitable demise.” She urged the United Nations, the European Union, and member states to take immediate and effective action to stop executions in Iran and save the lives of prisoners currently on death row.
In response to the regime’s new surge of executions, brave youths in Isfahan attacked a site of the mullahs’ so-called judiciary. A similar attack was launched by youths in Qazvin, northwest Iran. Locals in the Chitgar district of Tehran chanted anti-regime slogans, and employees of Shahr Bank protested poor living conditions, low paychecks, and downgraded pensions.
I commend the families who have protested the brutal practice of executions.
Khamenei attempts to quell the people's demand for the regime's overthrow by resorting to a new wave of executions. The religious fascism that rules Iran cannot escape its inevitable demise.
— Maryam Rajavi (@Maryam_Rajavi) May 10, 2023
Around 400 local railway workers near Kerman continued their strike for the fourth consecutive day, protesting officials’ refusal to address their demands. Municipality workers in Mahshahr, southwest Iran, held a gathering to protest poor living conditions and regime officials’ refusal to address their needs and demands. Defrauded investors of the regime’s “Maskan-e Mehr” housing project gathered in Tehran to demand officials provide their housing or return their stolen money.
Teachers in Harsin and other cities across the country held gatherings to protest poor economic circumstances and low paychecks. Regime security forces in Sanandaj attacked a peaceful gathering of local teachers, abducting two and militarizing the city.
May 9 – Sanandaj, western #Iran
Regime security forces attacked a peaceful gathering of local teachers. Two of the teachers in the gathering were abducted and the city has been militarized, according to local activists.#IranProtests2023 #اعتراضات_سراسریhttps://t.co/o2quiQsigl
— People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) (@Mojahedineng) May 9, 2023
In the past few years, cities across Iran have witnessed teachers launching rallies and protesting hardships due to the regime’s destructive economic policies. They have also demanded the release of their unjustly jailed colleagues.
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