On Thursday, December 15, 2022, political prisoners held in Gohardasht prison condemned the executions of Mohsen Shekari and Majid Reza Rahnavard in an inspiring open letter. They publicly slammed the regime while being kept in a prison notorious for implementing death sentences.
“Every day, this revolution is associated with the name of heroic martyrs,” who burn the “suffocated sphere with their shine,” the letter read. “This is the rule of the birth and death of stars; with the martyrdom of each star, new stars are being born… in every alley, street, college, and workplace… Once upon a day in the dungeons, and now, on cranes.”
“The executions began to intimidate us and our youths ‘to swallow grass snakes,’ and citizens abandon their ideas when seeing their loved ones hanged on gallows and saving their lived,” the letter continued. Instead, “every drop of these loved ones’ blood and the hang of these martyrs are the flag and emblem of our nation’s resistance and dignity… such as Jesus who carried his cross on his shoulders in the route of freedom.”
Political prisoners also warned regime officials, adding, “Therefore, don’t try to terrorize our people and youths with torture and execution! They would obtain freedom at all costs… It has been proven during the past 43 years, particularly within the recent demonstrations, that there is no path but striking with ultimate force against all of the barriers in the rout of freedom… The silence and surrender will only continue this tyranny and is betraying our homeland’s children and the next generation.”
“Hail to the noble souls of Mohsen Shekari and Majid Reza Rahnavard… Long live the Iranian people’s modern democratic revolution,” signed political prisoners in the notorious prison of Gohardasht, Karaj.
December 15 marked the 91st 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.
As of 11:30 pm Tehran time on December 9, protests in #Iran have expanded to 280 cities.
Over 700 people killed and more than 30,000 arrested by the regime's forces. The PMOI/MEK has published the names of 580 killed protesters.#IranRevoIution#مرگ_بر_ستمگر_چه_شاه_باشه_چه_رهبر pic.twitter.com/LKvxDNtOAh
— People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) (@Mojahedineng) December 9, 2022
- The United Nations General Assembly UNGA approved the 69 resolution against the human rights violations in Iran with 80 votes in favor.
- Following the wide calls for the 40-day memorial for the late Mehdi Hazrati in Mahdasht’s Behesht Ali cemetery, Karaj, authorities locked down the cemetery, put the bereaved parents on house arrests, and applied severe oppressive measures, preventing another round of demonstrations. Security forces gunned down 17-year-old Mehdi and secretly buried him 40 days ago.
- The regime hanged three inmates in Rasht Lakan Prison and Karaj Central Prison on Thursday dawn.
- Supporters of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) held a rally and photo exhibition to protest against the criminal execution of the young protester Majid Reza Rahnavard outside the U.S. Capitol.
- In a series of anti-regime activities, defiant protesters attacked the regime’s oppressive and propaganda centers and Revolutionary Guards Basij bases in various cities.
- In a debate at Tehran’s Imam Sadiq University, state-aligned professors rejected “Moharebeh-related charges” and other “bogus accusations” leading detained citizens to the gallows. “Even if they had shown weapons or force, they have fought and intimidated the state, not society,” said one of Tehran University Managing Board members Mohsen Borhani.
- Showing their solidarity with the ongoing revolution in Iran and condemning extrajudicial executions, MEPs in Strasbourg called to “Stop Executions in Iran” and “Blacklist IRGC.” Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, the President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran, commended the MEPs’ initiative. “The time has come to shut down the Iran regime’s terror embassies on European soil and expel the Iran regime’s diplomat terrorists and mercenaries. It is time to recognize the Iranian people’s right to self-defense in the face of the mullahs’ violent and ruthless dictatorship.”
During the third trial session regarding the IRGC shooting down #PS752, families of the victims gathered outside the court, protesting the sham process. Source
Eslamabad-e-Gharb locals mark the 40th day of Alireza Karimi’s murder by oppressive security forces began chanting: ”Death to the dictator!” and “Death to the child-killing regime!” Source
Protesters set ablaze the office of the local representative of regime Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei in Babolsar. Source
Municipal agents and contractors launch a strike, protesting the regime’s refusal to settle their overdue paychecks and the mayor’s decision to decrease salaries. Source
Razavi Khorasan Province:
Mashhad locals attacked a regime-associated building with Molotov cocktails in response to the execution of Majid Reza Rahnavard, 23, hanged by the regime following a sham trial. Source
Protesters in Mashhad torched a pro-regime postern in memory of Majid Reza Rahnavard and Mohsen Shekari, two protesters executed by the mullahs’ regime. Source
Reports show regime security units have closed down a local cemetery to prevent any ceremony or gathering scheduled to mark the 40th day of the murdering Mehdi Hazrati by security forces. Source
Footage shows college students pulling down the images of regime founder Ruhollah Khomeini and current supreme leader Ali Khamenei in a classroom. Source