On Tuesday, November 29, 2022, an audio file revealed by the hacktivist group, Black Reward, indicated concerns among Revolutionary Guards commanders and high-ranking intelligence and security officials about worn-out security forces, media failure, and strikes.
Contrary to the regime’s propaganda, IRGC Basij deputy chief Qassem Qoreyshi revealed damning details about security forces’ frustrations and protesters’ boldness on day 59 of protests, November 15. The audio was secretly recorded by IRGC’s Fars news agency deputy editorial chief Abbas Darvish Tavangar.
“We had nine cases of attacks on mullahs; throwing Molotov cocktails at the supreme leader’s representation in Birjand; an attack on the Friday Prayer Imam’s office in Kangan; and Molotov cocktail attacks on Friday Prayer Imam’s home in Yasuj and Friday Prayer Imam’s office in Bijar,” Qoreyshi said.
“According to our today’s reports up to 2 pm, our estimations show 21 provinces were involved in strikes. The average bazaar shutdown was around 70 percent, mostly in Tehran,” he added. “In the past three days, we had 12 attacks at Basij bases, Molotov cocktail attacks at Mr. Annabestani’s office [MP from Sabzevar], and torching the door of another former MP’s office in Gonbad county.”
“In Tehran, security forces told merchants that shut down their stores if anyone threatened them,” Qoreyshi explained. “In Zahedan, one of the security forces panicked and lost his control.” Notably, the regime forces killed more than 100 worshippers, including several children as young as seven years old.
November 29 marked the 75th day of anti-regime protests in Iran. The demonstrations began following the heinous murder of Mahsa Amini, 22, in police custody. However, it immediately turned into a revolution against the entire theocratic regime.
According to the Iranian opposition Mojahedin-e Khalq (MEK/PMOI), the protests have extended to 277 cities. The regime has killed more than 660 citizens, injured tens of thousands, and detained over 30,000. The MEK has published the names of 541 killed protesters.
As of 10 am Tehran time on November 29, protests in #Iran have expanded to 277 cities.
Over 660 people killed and more than 30,000 arrested by the regime's forces. The PMOI/MEK has published the names of 541 killed protesters.#IranRevoIution#مرگ_بر_ستمگر_چه_شاه_باشه_چه_رهبر pic.twitter.com/ld5yBAXdQh
— People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) (@Mojahedineng) November 29, 2022
- “The brave daughters of Iran at the forefront of this struggle are the best witnesses to the progressive and emancipating nature of the uprising,” said Maryam Rajavi, the President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran. “This is fresh blood running in the veins of our nation to uproot misogyny, discrimination, retrogression, and religious tyranny.”
- Families of detained citizens rallied outside the notorious Evin Prison in Tehran, trying to find the whereabouts of their loved ones. Furthermore, truckers were on strike in many cities across the country.
- Amnesty International calls on governments with embassies in Iran to send observers to ongoing trials where protesters are at risk of being sentenced to death. This includes a group trial starting 30 November of 11 people before Branch 1 of the Revolutionary Court in Alborz province.
- UN Watch Executive Director Hillel Neuer held a poll on Twitter asking citizens, “should the United Nations vote expel the Islamic Republic of Iran from the U.N. Women’s Rights Commission at its upcoming December 14 meeting?” More than 95 percent voted “Yes.”
- In a televised program, the state-run Jahan-Ara anchor admits that the people want the regime change. “[Officials] have left no way for the people but taking to the streets,” he said. “Why should this state be changed?” the mullah interviewee said. “Who is supposed to take power after the Islamic Republic?”
- “I have been closely following the weeks of protests in Iran, and am inspired by the bravery of the protestors, especially the women and young people standing for liberty,” saidS. Sen. Cory Booker.
- In their November 28th press conference, White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre and U.S. National Security Council’s Coordinator John Kirby reaffirmed their support for the people of Iran. They described creating a fact-finding mission as rarely historic.
- S. pushes for Iran to be removed from a U.N. women’s equality and empowerment body will be voted on December 14, diplomats said on Monday as Washington lobbies for Tehran to be punished over its denial of women’s rights and brutal crackdown on protests.
Footage shows citizens cheering in the Valiasr metro after U.S. Men’s National Soccer Team’s first goal in the USA vs regime’s representatives team. Source
Footage shows citizens disarming a plainclothes agent in Shahriar. Source
Students of Allameh Tabatabaei University-Faculty of Literature lunch on campus, protesting gender segregation. Source
Families of detained citizens continue rallying outside the notorious #Evin Prison, trying to find the whereabouts of their loved ones. Locals welcome the detainees’ families. Source
Protesters chant in Chitgar district: “We won’t have a country as long as the mullahs are in power!” Source
Protesters chant in Valiasr Metro Station: “Mullahs must get lost!” Source
Sanandaj citizens cheer after U.S. Men’s National Soccer Team’s first goal in the USA vs regime’s representatives team. Source
Truck drivers are on strike and continuing the nationwide protests against the regime. Source
Protesters in the Pardis district are launching anti-regime protests and establishing roadblocks. Source
The Kermanshah-Kamyaran road is empty of any trucks as drivers are on strike. Source
Protesters set ablaze the office of the local representative of the regime Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei. Source
Truck drivers are on strike and continuing the nationwide protests against the regime in Dehaqan. Source
Nurses of Al-Zahra University Hospital launched a protest rally today. Source
West Azarbaijan Province:
Locals are continuing the nationwide protests against the regime in Urmia. Source
East Azarbaijan Province:
The images of regime founder Ruhollah Khomeini and Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei were burned in a local military base. Source