Fearing the spread of yesterday’s antigovernment demonstration in Tehran, the clerical regime deployed thousands of suppressive forces, including the State Security Forces (SSF), plainclothes officers and Intelligence Ministry agents, to crack down brutally on the protesters, particularly women and youths.
Relatives of political prisoners and thousands of Tehran residents gathered this afternoon outside the main entrance to Tehran University and its surrounding area.
Demonstrators, while chanting “free all political prisoners” and “in Iran, cry is freedom”, called for the release of all political prisoners.
Families of political prisoners brought photos of their relatives who are locked away in the notorious prisons Evin and Gohardasht (in Karaj).
Khamenei’s appointment of Ahmadi Moqaddam and putting the SSF under the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) and Bassij control was designed to step up intimidation and terror and confront the increasing wave of discontent and public protests inside the country.
Etemad daily reported yesterday that the Supreme Court upheld the death sentence against a young man, named Abbas. Charged with murder nine years ago, the victim will be put to death shortly, the daily wrote.
Mr. Ebdal Karimi, an official and trainer for Dena Hiking Club, was arrested on Tuesday, June 21, after Intelligence Ministry agents raided his house in a suburb of the central Iranian town of Isfahan. He was taken to an unknown location.
The state-controlled daily Kayhan wrote yesterday that the clerical regime's Judiciary sentenced 13 prisoners charged with robbery in Ahwaz to execution and inhuman punishments.