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Iran News in Brief – November 25, 2022



Iran Uprising at a Glance – Day 71

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

Friday, November 25, 2022 – 7 PM GMT+1

  • Days: 71
  • Protests: 252 cities
  • Fatalities: 660+ estimated deaths, 528 identified by MEK
  • Detentions: 30,000+

Friday saw a surge of demonstrations in Sistan and Baluchistan province with huge crowds in the streets particularly in Zahedan, chanting “Death to Khamenei”. Other cities in the province such as Khash, Chahbahar, and Iranshahr held also protests. Security forces opened fire on unarmed and defenseless protesters with an unknown number of dead and injured.

The leader of Baluchistan’s majority Sunni population dismissed the regime’s latest overtures to garner the support of the spent reformists to help contain ongoing unrest, saying the opportunity for reforms is lost. Molavi Abdolhamid said in his Friday prayers sermons that the so-called “reformists” severely disappointed the people repeatedly, acknowledging that the Iranian public has moved past this bankrupt faction of the regime. “The time was wasted, and we have lost the opportunity for reforms,” said Molavi Abdolhamid.

“The reformists did not manage to do anything, and the biggest complaint directed at them is why they did not enact any reforms,” he said ironically.  Questioning the sincerity of the claim by the so-called reformist faction within the regime, Abdolhamid said that if reformists were stopped from pursuing reforms, “why didn’t they say who stopped them? Why did they remain silent? Those who came in the name of reformism and did not do anything, should have had the courage to say who didn’t allow them,” he said.

The pointed attack on the regime’s vanquished faction comes at a time the regime is once again trying to use the apologists (so-called “reformists”) to buy time to find a way out of the current impasse that is leading them to the abyss of regime downfall. It is indicative of the balance of power in Iran as Molavi Abdolhamid senses that the time that any politicking could save the regime has passed and the only recourse for anyone with political ambition in Iran is to side with the uprising for the downfall of the Khamenei regime.

Last night in Tehran, people converged in the streets of various neighborhoods, including Vali-e Asr, City Theater, Tehranpars, Moshiriyeh, Tajrish, Narmak, Coca-Cola, Piroozi St., Shemiran Nou, Sattarkhan, Punak, Ekbatan, Chitgar, etc. Protesters chanted, “Death to Khamenei,” “Death to the Dictator,” “Death to the entirety of the regime,” “Poverty, corruption, and high cost of living; We shall carry on until the overthrow of the regime,” “This year is the year of sacrifice; Seyyed Ali (Khamenei) will be overthrown” and “From Kurdistan to Tehran, I sacrifice my life for Iran.”

The protesters in Chitgar district of Tehran chanted, “Our money is spent in Lebanon; our youth languish in jails.” Paramilitary Basij forces and plainclothes agents vandalized people’s cars and began shooting indiscriminately at houses in various areas of Tehran in another act of state violence on the population.

People in Moshiriyeh, in Tehran, put up stiff resistance against the suppressive forces, and clashes broke out. In Kashani and Hakim Highway, large state-installed banners were torched. Sepah Sq. (an icon of the IRGC) in Pakdasht of Tehran was set on fire.

Residents in Yazd, Kermanshah, Hamedan, Ahvaz, Isfahan, Urmia, Zahedan, Fardis, Golshahr, and Mehrshahr districts of Karaj and several other places staged nightly protests chanting, “Death to the Dictator” and “Death to the Supreme Leader after many long years of crimes.”

The people of Semirom paid their respect on the 7th day of Moslem Hushangi’s martyrdom; in Dehgolan, the memorial ceremony of Mohsen Niazi turned into an anti-government rally. A large crowd in Mahidasht of Kermanshah paid their homage to Farhad Khosravi on the 7th day of his death.

Bazaar merchants and shopkeepers staged strikes in at least 22 cities, including Qorveh, Divandarreh, Saqqez, Kamyaran, Sanandaj, Marivan, Baneh, Bukan, Piranshahr, Oshnavieh, Dehgolan, Sardasht, Mahabad, Kermanshah, Sarpol-e Zahab, Ravansar, Salas Babajani, Javanrud, Sarabeleh, Abdanan, Urmia, Ziveh Mergur, Naqadeh, Mashhad and Semirom.

  • Karaj, west of Tehran- Protesters attacked an IRGC paramilitary Basij Force base in the city’s Fardis district.
  • Tehran, Naziabad district – Protesters chanting: “Death to the dictator!”, “Freedom! Freedom! Freedom!”
  • Isfahan – Demonstrators out on the streets against the regime.


Funerals Turn into Protests

As the murderous regime of Khamenei continues to crack down on protesters to save its corrupt rule, every martyr who falls for freedom becomes a new inspiration for the restive society and touches thousands of hearts that are attracted to the revolution.

In the earliest hours of Friday morning, after an hours-long dispute and conflict, the brave people of Mahabad managed to get access to the body of Shamal Khadiripour and made way to bury him. As the regime strongly fears funerals and memorials, his family was only allowed to bury his body before dawn.

پیکر شهید قیام شمال خدیری پور از ارومیه به مهاباد رسید ۴ آذر

Shamal Khadiripour, 32 years old and the son of Hossein from Mahabad, was severely wounded by security forces on Thursday, November 24. He later passed away in a hospital in Urmia.

تشییع پیکر پاک شهید قیام شمال خدیری پور توسط مردم ۴ أذر

Despite the observation of security forces, Shamal’s family and all the brave people who attended the burial ceremony started shouting defiant slogans like “Martyrs don’t die” and “Don’t cry, mother. We’ll avenge your son!”

Instead of shedding tears, the attendants also started applauding to honor a great person who has fallen for freedom.

خاکسپاری شهید قیام شمال خدیری پور همراه با شعار «شهید نمی میرد» مردم ۴ آذر

On November 24, at the memorial ceremony of Fuad Mohammadi, one of the martyrs of the national uprising in Kamiyaran, Kurdistan province, hundreds of people gathered and started shouting slogans of regime change. Condemning the brutal murder of Fuad who was killed by the regime’s security forces, they chanted “death to Khamenei!”

کامیاران گرامیداشت یاد شهید قیام فواد محمدی با شعارهای مرگ بر خامنه‌ای ۳آذر

Marking the seventh day after the murder of Hamidreza Rouhi, the people of Tehran organized a ceremony at the Beheshte Zahra cemetery on Thursday, November 24. The attendants who had gathered to honor Hamidreza Rouhi, chanted “death to the child-killing rule!”

In order to prevent mass crowds to attend his burial, the regime initially tried to steal Hamidreza’s body and claim that he has been a Basij member. But as his family and friends fiercely and rapidly exposed these smear tactics, the regime was forced to stop the retreat and announced via state news agencies that Hamidreza Rouhi was killed by the protesters themselves.

تهران بهشت زهرا - مراسم هفتم شهید قیام حمیدرضا روحی با شعارهای مرگ بر حکومت بچه کش ۳آذر


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