— NCRI-FAC (@iran_policy) December 3, 2019
On December 1, the President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran Mrs. Maryam Rajavi urged the international community to “take urgent action to stop the killing and repression in Iran.”
The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK), which enjoys vast domestic network inside the country, updated the number of the death toll, injured, and detainees. “The number of protesters killed by Iran’s security forces and snipers in the course of the Iran uprising that started on November 15 in over 187 cities has surpassed 600. To date, the PMOI has published the identities of 194 of those killed, adding 15 new names only today.” Mojahedin-e Khalq (PMOI/MEK) announced on the same date.
Subsequently, one day later, the PMOI/MEK released the names of 28 more martyrs of the Iranian people’s nationwide Protests. With this new report, there are now 222 verified identities of those shot and killed by the Iranian regime in 187 cities. On Tuesday, the MEK reported confirmed that the death toll in the protests has surpassed 750.
Remarkably, Amnesty International published its recent estimation about the number of killed people during Iranians’ nationwide protests. This non-profit organization announced that the number of people believed to have been killed during demonstrations in Iran… has risen to at least 208.” Amnesty International stressed that it compiled the death toll from reports including interviewing a range of sources inside and outside Iran including victims’ relatives, journalists, and human rights activists. “The real figure is likely to be higher,” Amnesty International emphasized.
The reality is the Iranian regime tried to conceal the expansion of bloodshed through the internet blackout, which still continues in some provinces so far. The regime mounts a concerted effort to hide the sheer extent of its crimes in parallel with disconnecting the people from abroad. However, despite the authorities’ attempts to portray the situation as normalized, the recent protests shouted the regime’s instability loud and clear.
“Once again, I call on the international community to take urgent action to stop the killing and repression in Iran. I urge the United Nations to immediately dispatch a fact-finding mission to Iran to visit those arrested. The leaders of the Iranian regime must be held accountable for their crimes against humanity,” Mrs. Maryam Rajavi urged.
In a significant event, on December 2, the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs acknowledged that the Iranian foreign minister Javad Zarif’s trip to this country was canceled. It is worth reminding that based on the Iranian Resistance’s call to ban Iranian officials from traveling to and visiting European states, Italian human rights organizations denounced this visit and asked their government to revoke it. Remarkably, Javad Zarif is a member of the regime’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC), which issued the order to shoot protesters in the head and chest with live ammunition.
In conclusion, it is necessary that the other European countries stop their diplomatic ties with the regime that slaughtered at least 800 of its people and demand the United Nations Security Council to begin an impartial investigation to bring criminals including the Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, the President Hassan Rouhani, Foreign Minister Javad Zarif, and the other SNSC members to trial.