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Iran News in Brief – December 2, 2022




Iran Uprising at a Glance – Day 78

Based partially on reporting by PMOI (MEK) Network in Iran

Friday, December 2, 2022 – 7 PM GMT+1

  • Days: 78
  • Protests: 279 cities
  • Fatalities: 680+ estimated deaths, 555 identified by MEK
  • Detentions: 30,000+

The nationwide protests in Iran continued on Friday, marking the 78th day of the popular uprising against the clerical regime.

Recently, leaked audio files and documents about the authorities’ deliberations on how to deal with the uprising fall strikingly short of a sound understanding of the crises engulfing the regime. Authorities have reflexively resorted to overt use of force on the streets, and severe torture and pressure directed at detainees and their families without tangible results. Khabar Online, a traditional conservative outlet, opined that the main reason for the escalation of protests and the regime’s inability to snuff them out is its failure to grasp the dynamics behind the crisis.

Today, enraged Baluch residents in many cities of Sistan & Baluchestan province took to the streets following today’s mass prayers and began chanting slogans against the regime.

Reports on Friday morning indicate that despite extensive security measures in Sistan & Baluchestan province, including flying military helicopters over various cities such as Chabahar and heightened security patrols in the streets, the people in many cities demonstrated openly against the ruling theocracy.

People in the city of Iranshahr protested with chants of “Death to the dictator!” in reference to regime Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei.

Large protests were also reported in Zahedan, where a massive crowd gathered and chanted anti-regime slogans, including “Death to Khamenei!” “Death to the dictator!”

The protesters also vowed to avenge the many people killed by the regime’s security forces during the nationwide protests, chanting, “I will kill those who killed my brother!” Women also took part in the protests in Zahedan, chanting, “With or without the hijab, onwards to a revolution.”

The protesters also expressed solidarity with the people of Iran’s Kurdish regions, who have been brutally suppressed by the regime in the past weeks, “Kurds and Baluch are brothers, they despise the supreme leader,” protesters were chanting.

During the protests, security forces opened fire on protesters in Zahedan to no avail as protesters resisted and continued their rallies.

Protests also took place in Nokabad, Iranshahr, Khash, and Chabahar. Videos from Nokabad show security forces opening fire on protesters. In Iranshahr and Chabahar, protesters were chanting “Death to the dictator!” and “Death to Khamenei!”

Truck drivers across the country and industrial sector workers continued their strikes.  The authorities are concerned about the consequent economic and social effects of the strikes and are trying to buy off striking drivers and workers without any significant results.


Mourning Turns Into Protest

Today, the people of Izeh participated in a ceremony to honor Hamed Salahshur, one of the latest martyrs who had fallen for freedom during the nationwide uprising. Like on all other occasions, the mourning ceremony turned into a public protest and the people started chanting slogans against Khamenei’s dictatorship, vowing to overthrow his regime.

On November 25, while driving passengers in his taxi on the road from Dehdez to Izeh, Hamed Salahshur, 25, was brutally arrested by intelligence forces and was transferred to an unknown location in Ahvaz. About five days after his arrest, his family was contacted and learned about Hamed’s death.

Hamed was reportedly killed in prison and secretly buried by security forces. His family had to unearth the body and buried him in a cemetery in their home city of Izeh.

ایذه - مراسم سوم شهید قیام حامد سلحشور با شعارهای ‌امسال سال خونه سید علی سرنگونه جمعه ۱۱ آذر

Today, marking the 40th day after the martyrdom of Sina Malayeri, a ceremony was held in Arak where large crowds attended to pay tribute to the 29-year-old who was killed by the brutal security forces on October 22.

مراسم چهلم شهید قیام سینا ملایری - می‌جنگیم میمیریم ایران را پس میگیریم-۱۱آذر

Today, on December 2, honoring the third day of Mehran Samak’s martyrdom, a ceremony was held in Anzali with a large number of people attending to protest his murder and vowing to follow his path towards riddance of the clerical dictatorship.

The 27 years young Mehran Samak was shot in the head by security forces for honking and cheering for the defeat of the regime’s football team during the World Cup in his hometown in Anzali on Tuesday night, November 29.

A few hours before being killed by the regime, Mehran had published a story on his Instagram account and wrote: “Tonight, regardless of the outcome, let’s just be together.”

خروش مردم در مراسم شهید مهران سماک: میجنگیم میمیریم، ایرانو پس میگیریمبندر انزلی

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