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News: Iran protests

At Least 1000 Protesters Killed in Iran in November - Monthly Report by Human Rights Group

At Least 1000 Protesters Killed in Iran in November - Monthly Report by Human Rights Group
Based on information from MEK sources in Iran the number of those killed during the November Iran Protests is at least 1000.

More than 1000 Iranian protesters, including women and children, were shot and killed by Iranian security forces in protests across Iran in the month of November, according to a monthly report by a leading human rights group. 

Iran Human Rights Monitor said in a monthly report for November 2019 that angry protests over a fuel price hike overshadowed all other issues in Iran last month.

The protests began on 15 November after the tripling of fuel prices and rapidly spread to 190 cities. 

Shortly after protests began, the regime cut off access to the internet across the country to hide the scale of the violence its security forces committed. 

Several reports and videos show the Iranian regime’s use of lethal force against protesters during the November 2019 Iran protests, Iran HRM’s report said.  

It added: 

More than 1,000 people, including several children were indiscriminately shot and killed by the IRGC, Bassij, undercover intelligence agents and the police. 

At least 4,000 people were shot and injured while more than 12,000 were arrested, many of them after they were shot. Protesters are under severe torture to make false confessions. 

In many cities, the detainees were initially held in grade or high schools and government buildings. At the same time, the regime’s Judiciary officials in various provinces such as Tehran, Khuzestan, and Fars have spoken of holding special courts for those arrested. 

The wave of arrests is continuing. Tehran’s prisons, including Evin and Fashafouyeh, are overflowing with detainees and facing severe space shortages. 

The killing of the protesters is a manifest case of crime against humanity. 

Iran Human Rights Monitor urges The UN Security Council, world governments and the international community to take urgent action to immediately halt the murder and suppression of the protesters. 

We urge the United Nations to quickly dispatch fact-finding missions to Iran. The regime leaders must face justice for perpetrating crimes against humanity. Silence and inaction are both a violation of international conventions, laws, and standards, and embolden the regime to continue its crimes. 

Iran HRM said at least 25 women and 22 children have been identified so far among those killed by the state security forces. 

The actual number is definitely higher and the Iran Human Rights Monitor continues to investigate. As time passes, more details come to light about the brutal crackdown on the protests by Iranian security forces and the number of slain protesters. 

Many of those killed during the protest had been shot in the head or chest, showing an intention to kill. 

The bodies of many of those killed have been transferred from hospitals or where they were killed by the IRGC and other security and taken to unknown locations.  

Background: 

The main opposition groupPeople’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) released the names of 20 more martyrs of the Iranian people’s nationwide uprising on Monday. As such, the names of 400 people killed during the uprising, which engulfed 190 cities have been released so far. The number of those killed during the uprising exceeds more than 1,000, according to the MEK. 

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