Iran uprising – No. 48
Opening fire on demonstrators, mass arrests, and torture to death are examples of crime against humanity
Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran, called on the UN Secretary General, Security Council, member states and High Commissioner on Human Rights as well as other relevant international organizations to take urgent actions to have those arrested during the Iranian people’s nationwide uprising immediately released and determine the statuses of the disappeared.
Date of report: January 9, 2018
Since December 28, 2017, when the protest against high prices began in Mashhad, northeast of Iran, and then spread throughout the country, at least 50 people were killed, more have been injured and several thousand have been arrested.
The Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) has begun a house-to-house search in many smaller towns, arresting those identified in the protests, terrorizing the people and threatening them not to take part in any protests.
NCRI - The US State Department is working to stop the deportation of 100 mostly Christian Iranians from Vienna, where they have been stranded for over a year, back to Iran during the current crackdown on dissidents.
NCRI - The Iranian Regime has met the protests of their citizens with extrajudicial killings, torture, and mass imprisonment, according to the leading Iranian opposition group.
The National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) reported on Tuesday that the Regime’s so-called security forces have already killed at least 50 people and imprisoned over 8,000, and tortured at least five people to death in jail, while the majority of Western governments have failed to speak out against this cruelty.
NCRI - The National Association of Italian Partisans in Pietrasanta, in a letter to the President-elect of the Iranian Resistance, expressed its solidarity with the people of Iran in their struggle for freedom, democracy and respect for human rights, and announced: “We were informed about the shocking events in Iran in which thousands of Iranian youths poured to the streets to protest against the Iranian regime. Killing, injury and imprisonment of a number of revolting youths, of course, hurt us and worries us, but at the same time, this is a hard challenge for the Iranian people who demand freedom from oppression and injustice.”
NCRI - According to reports, on Tuesday January 16 the Iranian regime’s security forces and plainclothes agents attacked the striking workers in the 22nd and 24th phases of South Pars Oil and Gas field and subjected them to beating and mayhem.