Iranians around the world plan to hold a tweetstorm later on Tuesday demanding freedom of access to the internet in Iran, as .
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Today, at 9 PM CET (3 PM EST) : We are concerned by reported use of force against demonstrators & alarmed that live ammunition has allegedly caused significant number of deaths. Such protests are an indication of deep-rooted grievances that cannot simply be brushed aside: https://t.co/DnSJ8X3U99 pic.twitter.com/GU5MUyfBeF
— UN Human Rights (@UNHumanRights) November 19, 2019
More than 200 protesters have been killed during the Iranian people’s nationwide uprising which began on Friday, based on a tally compiled by the sources of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI), or Mujahedin-e-Khalq (MEK), in Iran. Thousands more have been wounded. On November 17, 2019, the Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) said 1,000 protesters had been arrested, though the actual number is much higher.
Iranian opposition leader Maryam Rajavi on Monday called on the United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres to brief the Security Council about the atrocities perpetrated by the religious dictatorship ruling Iran, its Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, and the IRGC, in view of the rising number of those killed and wounded. Mrs. Rajavi, President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), urged him to convene an extraordinary session of the Council.
Silence regarding crimes against humanity perpetrated in Iran every day is absolutely unacceptable, Mrs. Rajavi underscored, adding that the Security Council must declare the regime and its leaders responsible for the crime against humanity for which they must face justice.
The martyrs of the uprising are mostly young adults and teenagers, many of them shot in the head and chest. The actual number of those killed in the protests is believed to be much higher. The regime is using an assortment of ploys to conceal the true figure.