On Thursday, November 24, 2022, the United Nations Human Rights Council decided to create a new fact-finding mission to investigate human rights violations in Iran. In its 35th special session, 25 state members of the council voted for the establishment of a fact-finding mission on Iran.
At #SS35, @UN_HRC decided to create a new fact-finding mission to investigate alleged #HumanRightsViolations in #Iran related to #IranProtests2022.#KianPirfalak💔#MahsaAmini🌹pic.twitter.com/lQ86jYUGSc pic.twitter.com/0TI4A1NGCZ pic.twitter.com/6rKcCsJJpU pic.twitter.com/08nozhBlJp
— Iran News Update (@IranNewsUpdate1) November 24, 2022
“It pains me to see what is happening in the country. The image of children killed, women beaten in the streets, people sentenced to death,” said UN Human Rights Council chief Volker Türk. “We’re now in a full-fledged human rights crisis.”
“I’d like to reiterate the call issued by UN Special Procedures mandates holders on the UN Human Rights Council to fulfill its duty, hear prolonged cries of victims for accountability and establish an international independent investigative mechanism,” said Mr. Javaid Rehman, the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Iran.
“We welcome the formation of an International fact-finding mission. It is very necessary to visit the open and secret prisons in Iran, particularly the prisons of the Ministry of Intelligence and the State Security Force,” said Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, the President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran.
Citizens and merchants in Tehran, Mashhad, Urmia, Mahabad, Ilam, Qorveh, Divandarreh, Saqqez, Kamyaran, Sanandaj, Marivan, Javanrud, Ravansar, Naqadeh, Baneh, Bukan, Piranshahr, Sardasht, Kermanshah, Abdanan, Sar Pol-e Zahab, Oshnavieh, Dehgolan, Semirom, and Bushehr go on strike in support of Kurdish cities on November 24.
Citizens in Kamyaran, Tehran, Sar Pol-e Zahab, and Khorramabad turned commemoration ceremonies into revolutionary momentums against the entire regime. Families of detained citizens again rallied outside the notorious Evin Prison in Tehran, seeking the whereabouts of their loved ones.
November 24 marked the 70th 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 252 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 516 killed protesters.
As of 7:00 pm Tehran time on November 24, protests in #Iran have expanded to 252 cities.
Over 660 people killed and more than 30,000 arrested by the regime's forces. The PMOI/MEK has published the names of 516 killed protesters.#IranRevoIution#مرگ_بر_ستمگر_چه_شاه_باشه_چه_رهبر pic.twitter.com/wCGStIpT0i
— People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) (@Mojahedineng) November 24, 2022
- Anti-regime activities continued in various districts of Tehran, and in Isfahan, Karaj, Sanandaj, Hamedan, Kermanshah, Jam, Dehgolan, Kamyaran, Zahedan, Ardakan, etc.
- In an interview with Fararu paper, Fazel Meybodi, one of the Qom Seminary lecturers, said, “The recent crisis is not the work of foreigners; the background of the current movement simmers from within the country,” contrary to dictator Khamenei’s “conspiracy theory.”
- Freedom-loving Iranians rallied at Geneva’s Broken Chair in tandem with the UN Human Rights Council’s 35th special session on the human rights situation in Iran.
- New Zealand National Party calls for the Prime Minister to designate the Iranian Revolution Guard Corps as a terrorist organization, National’s Foreign Affairs spokesperson Gerry Brownlee says.
- The British Committee for Iran Freedom calls to secure an international inquiry into the Iranian regime’s violence against the protesters.
Protesters take to Pirouzi St, chanting: Proud Iranians; turn off your car! [for blocking the streets and obstructing oppressive forces’ traffic]. Source
“From Kurdistan to Tehran, my life for Iran!” Protesters chant in Tajrish. Pakdasht protesters torch IRGC symbol outside an IRGC base. Source
In Tehranpars, protesters chanted: From Kurdistan to Tehran, my life for Iran! in Haft-Hows, Narmak, protesters chanted: Freedom, freedom, freedom! In Punak, protesters block the streets. Source
Protesters chant: Death to the dictator! Source
Protesters take to the streets in solidarity with citizens in Mahabad and Kurdistan, chanting: Death to the dictator! Source
Karaj protesters destroy the large image of dictator Khamenei! Source