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Iran News in Brief – December 4, 2022

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UPDATE: 9:00 PM CET

Iran Uprising at a Glance – Day 80

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

Sunday, December 4, 2022 – 7 PM GMT+1

  • Days: 80
  • Protests: 280 cities
  • Fatalities: 680+ estimated deaths, 555 identified by MEK
  • Detentions: 30,000+

The uprising across Iran is marking its 80th day and locals throughout the country are preparing for a three-day campaign of intense anti-regime protests starting Monday to mark the nation’s Student Day on December 7. The increase in anti-regime protests is scheduled to begin on December 5 and aims to deliver yet another blow to the entirety of the mullahs’ regime.

On Sunday, protests began with demonstrations by farmers in Isfahan and hospital workers in Shiraz who continue to suffer from deteriorating living conditions under the mullahs’ regime. University students on several campuses also engaged in protests. Attacks on regime symbols continued apace throughout Iran.

The regime’s Prosecutor General, Mohammad Jafar Montazeri, said the “morality police” had nothing to do with the judiciary and was suspended by the very authority that had established it in the past. Of course, the judiciary will continue its supervision of behaviors in society. He added, “in dealing with the rioters, the Judiciary is pursuing the leaders and the main elements, which requires time. We will not relent regarding the main perpetrators of the recent riots. Nevertheless, given the country’s special circumstances, we need prudent actions.”

Earlier in the week, Montazeri had said that Parliament and the Supreme Council of the Cultural Revolution, another agency to control people’s lives and behavior, would announce their opinion on the issue of compulsory hijab in two weeks.

Many western governments, including the United Kingdom, the United States, and Canada, have already designated the so-called “Morality Police”, the hijab law enforcement unit, to their list of sanctioned entities.


UPDATE: 11:30 AM CET

Resistance Unit Vows to Fight to Establish Freedom

In a video sent to al-Arabiya Persian, a member of the MEK Resistance Units inside Iran explains how the atrocities of the regime have made life for the people unbearable. He blames the regime’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei for orchestrating the Chahcheraq terror attack in Shiraz last month and says that Khamenei is feeling helpless because of the activism demonstrated by the Resistance Units all across the country.

He also says that the regime is incapable of killing millions of Iranians and clarifies that the people only yearn for freedom and that they are willing to sacrifice their lives for that. He also elucidates that the people have passed beyond “the uprising” and they rather commit themselves to “a revolution”. He also says that the people will carry on the fight, no matter what.

In the end, he calls on the media to relay the voice of the people and asks the Middle East countries to support the Iranians’ call for regime change.


2,8 Million Iranians Left the Country in 2022, IRGC-linked Paper Says

Javan daily, an outlet linked to the regime’s Revolutionary Guards (IRGC), wrote on December 3 that 2,8 million Iranians (3,3% of the population) have left the country in 2022.

According to the newspaper, at least “30,000 newly graduated medical professionals asked for good standing to leave the country.”

“The brain drain is on the rise. They were trained and raised in this country but were deceived by foreign countries and left Iran when they were supposed to serve this system. The brain drain is a serious problem that needs proper attention. We should consider this a social harm and act accordingly,” the state-run Javan daily wrote.

“But we also modify the rules and regulations. So when a person tries to leave the country, he or she shall pay the price,” the paper adds, threatening students.


UPDATE: 10:00 AM CET

Iran’s Revolution Continues With Relentless Protests by People From All Walks of Life

Iran’s nationwide protests, described by demonstrators in the streets of numerous cities as a “revolution”, is marking its 79th day on Saturday following a day of massive rallies by locals in several cities of the restive Sistan & Baluchestan Province on Friday. Brave men and women, and even many teenagers took to the streets in anti-regime protests, who were seen chanting slogans including: “Death to Khamenei!” “Death to the Basij/IRGC!” “With or without the hijab, we’re going to overthrow [the mullahs’ regime]!”

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Horrible Conditions of Women Protesters in Qarchak Prison

The conditions of women protesters in Qarchak Prison are catastrophic. A woman released recently from Qarchak Prison reported on the catastrophic conditions of women protesters in Qarchak Prison. She said some women arrested during the uprising had been taken to Qarchak and detained in Ward 8.

The prisoner who spent some time in Ward 8 of Qarchak Prison said the conditions of women protesters were horrible. The prison’s warden, Soghra Khodadadi, warned the inmates that if any news of the conditions in the ward was leaked out, she would cut off all the telephone lines of Ward 8!

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Revolution Continues in Iran; Regime Faces Erosion – Day 79

On Saturday, December 3, 2022, regime forces are profoundly concerned over public backlash as the revolution continues across Iran. In this context, mullah MP Mohammad-Reza Moballeghi extraordinarily sounded this worry about people’s anger over the entire regime.

“If I have made a mistake, I should be punished, not the whole [system],” he said. At the time, regime security forces randomly gun down every one step into the streets with birdshot pellets and live ammo.

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Monthly Report November 2022, Iran Human Rights Monitor

Major violations of Human Rights in Iran included in this monthly are focused on continued protests that emerged throughout the country since September 16, 2022.

The Iranian authorities are the least transparent regarding the publication of statistics. They also operate in secrecy; therefore, it is very difficult to provide accurate figures on the violations of human rights. This report is limited to the evidence and information we have been able to gather.

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Washington, DC—December 1, 2022: Rally and Photo Exhibition in Front of the US Congress to Support the Iran Revolution

Washington, DC—December 1, 2022: MEK supporters rally & exhibition supporting the Iran Revolution.

Washington, DC—December 1, 2022: Iranian-American community and supporters of the Iranian Resistance (NCRI and MEK) continued their rally and photo exhibition outside the US Capitol, supporting the nationwide Iran protests.

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