On Tuesday, November 22, 2022, the people of Iran continued the anti-theocratic revolution for the 68th day in at least 34 cities. Iranians’ movement for overthrowing the regime continues while the international community’s weak approach emboldens the regime to intensify oppressive and aggressive policies. In addition to the use of heavy weaponry against protesters in Kurdish cities, the regime began enriching uranium to up to 60 percent purity in at least two plants.
Citizens continued protests in Tehran, Mashhad, Kermanshah, Isfahan, Ahvaz, Hamedan, Qazvin, Piranshahr, Javanrud, Saqqez, Sanandaj, Sisaght, Mahabad, Ravansar, Dehgolan, Shahryar, Bonab, Qom, Salas-e Babajani, Eslamshahr, Dehloran, Tonekabon, Takab, Dezful, Sari, Rasht, Gorgan, Mahallat, Bushehr, Bandar-e Lengeh, Karaj, Nikshahr, Bandarabbas, and Ilam on November 22.
The Internet’s Observatory NetBlocks confirmed a major disruption in internet service in Iran on Monday, raising fears among rights groups of a cut-off in internet access to help crush anti-government unrest in Kurdish regions.
Kurdish rights organization Hengaw reported that “43 Iranian Kurds were gunned down by the regime’s security forces in various Kurdish cities within the past week.”
“Resistance, self-defense for freedom, and to overthrow this misogynistic regime are the inalienable rights of Iranian women,” said Maryam Rajavi, the president-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran. “In my capacity in the NCRI, and as a Muslim woman, I repeat, ‘No to the compulsory veil, no to compulsory religion, and no to a compulsory government.’”
November 22 marked the 68th 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 243 cities. The regime has killed more than 625 citizens, injured tens of thousands, and detained over 30,000. The MEK has published the names of 485 killed protesters.
As of 11:30 pm Tehran time on November 21, protests in #Iran have expanded to 243 cities.
Over 625 people killed & more than 30,000 arrested by the regime's forces. The PMOI/MEK has published the names of 485 killed protesters.#IranRevoIution#مرگ_بر_ستمگر_چه_شاه_باشه_چه_رهبر pic.twitter.com/6h2IkkiMXB
— People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) (@Mojahedineng) November 21, 2022
- “The Australian Government has again called in Iran’s Chargé d’Affaires over the Iranian regime’s horrific suppression of protests,” said Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs Penny Wong.
- British Foreign Secretary James Cleverly stressed that London will continue to work with its allies to “take the necessary measures to prevent Iran’s destabilizing activities in the region.”
- UN Human Rights Chief Volker Türk says the rising number of deaths from protests in Iran, including those of two children at the weekend, and the hardening of the response by security forces, underline the critical situation in the country.
- “How Iran’s security forces use rape to quell protests,” revealed a special report by CNN. “Covert testimonies reveal sexual assaults on male and female activists as a women-led uprising spreads.”
- “Harrowing new reports of the Iranian regime’s campaign of violence in Kurdish city Mahabad,” saidU.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee chair Bob Menendez.
- “We must keep our focus on Iran as the brave Iranian people keep fighting for their fundamental rights,” said U.S. Representative Brad Sherman.
- “This week the UN Human Rights Council will hold a special session on Iran even as state-sponsored violence against peaceful protestors, incl. women and children, appears to be escalating. We must come together to support the people of Iran and hold those responsible for the violence to account,” said U.S. Ambassador Michèle Taylor.
- Merchants continued the nationwide strike in the terminals of Tehran and the bazaars of Sanandaj, Saqqez, Piranshahr, Oshnavieh, Bukan, Kamyaran, Margavar, Urmia, Shahreza, Javanrud, Takab, and Ravansar on November 22. Furthermore, South Pars Gas complex employees in Asaluyeh, Bahman Motor Co. workers in Tehran, and Emergency staff in Mashhad joined the strike today.
- University students continued boycotting classes at Tehran University, Allameh, Science & Industry, Sharif University of Technology, and Meli [Beheshti] University in the capital. Furthermore, students continued the strike and demonstrations at Sanandaj’s Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah Razi University, and Babol Nushirvani University.
Footage of Sharif University students being attacked by members of the regime’s Basij. Source
Shahr-e Rey residents chant: IRGC Terrorists will be killed this year; death to the entire regime! Source
Moshiri town residents chant: Freedom, freedom, freedom! Source
Locals in the Ekbatan district are continuing the nationwide protests against the regime. Source
Students of Tehran University of Arts gathered on campus in memory of protesters killed by the regime’s security forces in the ongoing. Source
West Azarbaijan Province:
Regime security forces raided people’s homes in Mahabad and wrote on their walls: We will definitely return! Source
Students of Babol Noshirvani University of Technology continue protests, chanting: Freedom, freedom, freedom! Source
Protesters chant in Zrebar town, Marivan: Death to the dictator! Source
Dehgolan protesters blocked the Dehgolan-Muchesh road, in front of the family home of the late Mohsen Niazi, chanting: Death to Khamenei! Source
Citizens continue anti-regime protests in Mehr county, chanting: No fear! We are all together! Source
Hit-and-run conflicts continue between protesters and oppressive forces in Andimeshk. Source
Razavi Khorasan Province:
Protesters in Sabzevar set ablaze a local site of the IRGC paramilitary Basij Force. Source
Sistan & Baluchestan Province:
Schoolchildren protest in Zahedan, chanting slogans against members of the regime’s IRGC paramilitary Basij Force. Source
Citizens in Shirabad, Zahedan, continue protests in support of Kurdistan. Source