On Tuesday, December 13, 2022, anti-regime protests, rallies, strikes, and activities continued despite oppressive measures. With the execution of Majid Reza Rahnavard, the second detained protester, the regime tried to put the last nail in the coffin of the freedom-loving movement.

Instead, this crime fueled public ire and prompted many people to condemn the regime’s atrocities publicly. Students and citizens in Tehran, Mashhad, and Kamyaran chanted anti-regime slogans and pledged to continue the revolution.

Furthermore, demonstrators attacked the regime’s symbols and offices, Revolutionary Guards paramilitary Basij bases, etc., responding to the hasty execution of Majid Reza Rahnavard, who is seen as a hero and warrior of freedom.

Anti-regime activities across Iran—December 12, 2022

“In the face of executions and massacres, which are the primary instruments of the religious dictatorship in Iran,” said Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, the President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran. “Our people’s response can be summed up in Resistance Units, uprisings, and the great army of freedom for the clerical regime’s overthrow.”

December 13 marked the 89th 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 282 cities. The regime has killed over 700 citizens, injured tens of thousands, and detained more than 30,000. The MEK has published the names of 580 killed protesters.

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Key Developments:

  • Freedom-loving Iranians and MEK supporters held rallies in at least 17 cities in Europe and Canada despite cold and snowy weather, condemning the execution of Majid Reza Rahnavard. Rallies were held in Paris, Geneva, Berlin, London, Hamburg, Frankfurt, Cologne, Hanover, the Hague, Aarhus, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Bochum, Munich, Heidelberg, Gothenburg, and Vienna.
  • Authorities hanged at least five inmates in Arak on December 12, activists reported.
  • Intelligence & Security Minister Esmail Khatib, sanctioned by the U.S. for terrorism and human rights abuses, said [we] would punish anyone who played a role in “riots” and “chaos,” whether inside the country or anywhere across the globe.
  • Activists reported that at least 35 journalists are still behind bars in Iran. They reported that the regime had summoned a significant number of journalists since the protests began in mid-September.
  • Britain on Tuesday said it had sanctioned 12 Russian military commanders implicated in missile strikes on Ukrainian cities as well as Iranian businessmen involved in the production and supply of military drones used in the attacks.
  • This morning, each U.S. dollar was traded for 383,000 rials in the unofficial market, a significant fall in the currency’s value. “The recent rise in the foreign currency rate is due to financial, international, and domestic tensions,” said the former Central Bank deputy governor for foreign currency affairs.
  • Italy’s Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni condemns Iran [regime] for suppressing dissent and pledged that her administration would continue to defend the fundamental rights and freedoms of that country’s people.
  • “We have had a drumbeat of announcements relative to sanctions against those who are perpetrating these gross human rights abuses and this repression,” said U.S. National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan on December 12. “We haven’t just done so ourselves; we have coordinated and aligned with other countries around the world, building an international chorus of condemnation against what is happening.”
  • The Hotel Owners Association President announced that 85 percent of foreign tours to Iran had been canceled. The Travel Agencies Association head also declared that the arrival of tourists has decreased by 15 percent due to the recent “riots.”
  • “Western officials’ concerns about Iranian protesters’ safety overlook the regime’s brutal history and deny Iranians’ ability and right to chart their own course in the fight for freedom,” said U.S. Senator Bob Menendez. “This regime is the only danger and obstacle these protesters face.”
  • Iraqi Parliament Speaker Mohammed al-Halbousi said pro-Iran regime Shite militias murdered many Sunni Iraqis.

Tehran Province:

Students of Soore University chant against regime authorities:

You’ve shed our blood, writing: We did not kill Mahsa Amini Source

My brother became a martyr & I’ll take revenge on his blood! Source

Students of Meli [Beheshti] University install noose inside the campus, showing their hatred against ongoing executions. Source

Allameh University students chant:
—Suicide & suspension are the outcomes of officials’ imprudence!–referring to the hanged body of Shahboddin Hashemi found Friday.
—We don’t want a security university! Source

Students of the University of Science & Research rally, condemning ongoing executions in the country. Source

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Razavi Khorasan Province:

Students of Mashhad’s Al-Zahra University chant: [The regime] took #MajidRezaRahnavard & returned his lifeless body! Source

Citizens in Mashhad commemorate Majid Reza Rahnavard, chanting: Death to [Khamenei] for all these years of crime! Source

Citizens in Mashhad commemorate Majid Reza Rahnavard, chanting: [The regime] kills every one of us if we don’t unite! Source

Kurdistan Province:

High schoolgirls chant in Kamyaran: Khamenei is a murderer; his rule is illegitimate! Source

Semnan Province:

Students at Damghan University Girls’ Dormitory protest ongoing executions in the country. Source

Khuzestan Province:

Citizens in Shush commemorate Abbas Mansouri, 19, who committed suicide after being released from the local prison. He had been detained during protests and subjected to ill-treatment. Source

Follow more updates on day 89 of the protests