By INU Staff
INU - On January 5, 2018, the Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran issued and important statement regarding the today’s UN Security Council session on the current uprising against the Iranian regime, the following is the full text of the statement:
Security Council upbraids Iran regime for mass murder and arrest of protesters
The Iranian Resistance asks today's UN Security Council to defend the legitimate and natural right of the Iranian people to overthrow the religious fascism ruling Iran and to achieve the freedom they have been uprising for, and to strongly condemn and hold accountable the mullahs’ regime for killing defenseless and unarmed demonstrators; measures that are a clear indication of a crime against humanity, and confronting them is the responsibility of the United Nations Security Council.
According to reliable reports obtained by the Iranian Resistance, at least 50 demonstrators have been martyred by the direct fire of the Revolutionary Guards since the beginning of the uprising (during eight days) and more than 3,000 have been arrested. Children and teenagers as young as 12 or 13 years old are among the martyrs. The actual number of martyrs and arrestees is much more; a reality that the Iranian regime is trying hard to hide.
The clerical regime has blocked social networks in Iran since the first days of the uprising and cut off the Internet or has boosted severe restrictions on it. The IRGC commander, major general Jaafary, and the Minister of Communications, Azari Jahromi, and many other officials in the clerical regime officially acknowledged cutting off internet communications and announced that they would continue it until the unrest ends.
Welcoming the convening of today’s UN Security Council on Iran's uprising, the Iranian Resistance emphasizes the need for the following actions to be taken by the UN Security Council:
Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran
January 5, 2018