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Pasargadae No. 3

The efforts of the brave people to gather in Pasargadae on October 29th have scared the religious fascism ruling Iran which has long mobilized its suppressive forces to confront it.

On October 26, a "security official" informed of the plan of "A group of Monafeqin [meaning PMOI] and anti-revolutionary elements to create turmoil and chaos next week on the occasion of the commemoration of Cyrus", saying "Encouraging their sympathizers to attend this celebration, clashes with police and taking photographs and video clips of the event and publishing it in the media of the PMOI, as well as giving a deadly atmosphere to these clashes will be among other planned activities of counter-revolutionary groups on this day." "Launching protest rallies against economic corruption and problems in the country, and then trying to divert them with slogans against the regime, is one of the main programs of these groups," the security official said.

Since about a month ago, the regime's repressive institutions installed fences at a distance of three kilometers from the Cyrus Tomb on each side for a length of eight kilometers and prevented the passage of cars to Pasargadae. They have also installed powerful cameras at every 50 meters.

The regime has canceled travel tours to Pasargadae and has rented homes around Pasargadae since several weeks ago. It has threatened the locals to vacate their homes on October 27th. The regime forbade people from leasing their homes to others, and stated that any trip to this place is prohibited, and people and employees are only allowed to go to their homes by providing a card and permit from the IRGC. Shopkeepers have also been forced not to open their shops on October 29th.

A special anti-riot unit has been stationed in the Husseinieh of this area since last week. The local mosque is also occupied by the guards who have come to the area to suppress the rally.

The counterintelligence directorate has contacted many of the people who had gone to Pasargadae last year through the Telecommunication Office, threatening them not to go to Pasargadae this year.

The Crime Prevention directorate has sent a voice message to the people saying "You were in the Pasargadae gathering on 29th October 2016. Attending illegal gatherings is a crime. Avoid gathering on October 29, 2017 in this place in order to avoid legal prosecution and deprivation of social rights".

The Herassat office of Fajr Jam Gas Refining Company has announced to its employees that if anyone participates in the October 29 rally, they would be punished.

Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran
October 29, 2017