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Repressive Measures and Arrest of Youth in Aleshtar

NCRI logoFollowing yesterday’s raid by special units of the State Security Force (SSF) on the villagers of Kahman Aleshtar and the wounding of dozens of young men and women in the village, the repressive forces arrested many residents.

Yesterday, the residents of Kahman protested against the cutting down of walnut trees by regime agents, who attacked the protesters with tear gas and pellet guns. At the same time, the repressive forces blocked the Kahman road and sent reinforcements to the area. They also tried to prevent the spread of the news of these crimes by disrupting communication facilities.

Reportedly, during his recent trip to Lorestan, the regime’s Judiciary Chief, Ebrahim Raisi issued an order to intensify repressive measures against the people who were defending themselves and their trees and structures.

Meanwhile, this morning, in fear of the spread of protests, an emergency meeting was held by the regime leaders in the region, in the presence of Aleshtar’ s Friday prayer leader, IRGC commander, a regime parliament’s deputy, the city’s local justice department official, and its prosecutor. According to the state-run news agency, IRNA, Sajad Mousavi, the Friday prayer leader of Aleshtar, brazenly said, today, “The measures taken in the Kahman region were approved by the Provincial Security Council and to protect the national resources! … Today’s treatment of the beloved security forces is not acceptable. The prosecutor and the judiciary have enforced the law. We have brought you together to pay tribute to the SSF.”

Similarly, the IRGC commander of Aleshtar, told IRNA, “Some biased individuals perpetrate today’s actions to harm the state; I strongly condemn them.”

Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI)
April 29, 2021