Thousands of people are already in custody because of the protests in Iran. Most have no official right to legal assistance. The regime security forces are also arresting the lawyers.

Most of the demonstrators who have been arrested have not yet been entitled to lawyers. Not even their families are informed about the whereabouts of those arrested. The demonstrators did not take a dialogue proposal by the regime’s judiciary towards its opponents seriously.

According to information from opposition circles abroad, the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (MEK/PMOI), around 400 people have been killed, and thousands have been arrested during the protests.

In her latest press conference on October 17, the US White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre about the number of killed people said:

“The Iranian government has now killed, as you all know, more than 200 people in its crackdown, according to credible reports by human rights organizations, and we condemn — we condemn the Iran authorities and that — that have arrested and fired at peaceful protesters; the targeted arrests of journalists, human rights activists, teachers, and cultural figures; and the continued disruption of the Internet inside Iran.”

Protests are planned constantly in Tehran and other Iranian cities. According to observers, this is also the reason why the Internet in the country has been even more massively restricted. The internet hasn’t worked on mobile phones for weeks and otherwise only access to local websites is possible.

‘Islamic Republic, we don’t want you,’ and ‘This is no longer a protest, but the beginning of a revolution!’ chanting demonstrators every day.

It’s no longer just about compulsory headscarves and the death of the young woman, but about a medieval ideology as the basis for a political system. People are suffering from the economic crisis and inflation – hopelessness and frustration are spreading, especially among young people.

Iranians have repeatedly taken to the streets in the past, partly because of the economic crisis. But these protests are different, according to experts.

October 18, Day 33 of protests in Iran

Khuzestan, Southwest Iran—Truckers of Abadan Petrochemical Plant join the nationwide strike against the regime.

Alborz, Central Iran

“We don’t need watchers; join us,” high schoolgirls chant in Golshahr, Karaj.

Gilan, North Iran

“No to mandatory hijab and suppression; yes to freedom and equality,” University students chant in Rasht.

Tehran, Iran‘s capital

Students of Tehran University—Faculty of Industrial Engineering resume anti-regime protests, going on strike.

In defiance of pro-Khamenei anthems of “The Islamic Republic” and “Heil Führer,” Arts College students recite the ancient anti-dictatorship anthem of “Ey Iran.”

“[Authorities] shot, killed and burnt Evin,” students of K. N. Toosi University—Faculty of Electricity chant, resuming anti-regime protests despite officials’ threats.

“We heard the sound of shooting whenever told the truth,” students of K. N. Toosi University—Faculty of Electricity chant.

“Canons, tanks, machineguns no longer terrify us; tell my mother she has no longer a daughter,” Allameh Tabatabaei University students chant.

“Death to the dictator,” Majidiyeh residents chant.

“Death to the dictator” and “Death to IRGC, Basij,” Ekbatan town residents chant.

“Death to the dictator,” “Mullahs must get lost,” “We don’t want the Islamic Republic regime,” Saadatabad residents chant.

East Azarbaijan, Northwest Iran

“My spirit, soul, and body for my homeland,” Arts College students chant in Tabriz.

Arts College students remained on strike in Tabriz.

Qazvin, Central Iran

“Death to the dictator,” a brave woman wrote in the early hours of Today.

Bushehr, South Iran

Petrochemical employees in Asaluyeh are reportedly on strike in support of the nationwide Iran protests.

Khuzestan, Southwest Iran

Haft-Tappeh Sugarcane employees in Shush rally against the regime’s plundering policies and failure to address their long-overdue demands.

Alborz, Central Iran

“Death to the dictator” and “No fear! We’re all together,” citizens chant in Mehrshahr, Karaj.

Kurdistan, West Iran

“Death to the dictator,” residents of Saqqez chant

“Death to the dictator,” schoolboys chanted in Sanandaj.

Mazandaran, North Iran

“One thousand people are behind every slain protester,” Babolsar University students chant.