Amnesty International reported on Saturday that Iranian security forces used “unlawful force” and “sexual violence” against protesters who took the streets for several days, demonstrating Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps’ downing of a passenger jet.
The weapons, which Iranian intelligence agency claimed it has seized from protesters backed by foreigners, belong to Iranian police, two sources confirmed to Avatoday on Saturday.
Iranian regime has begun shutting off internet in several provinces as Tehran fears another mass protest tomorrow on Thursday.
In a special report, Reuters revealed on Monday that Islamic Republic Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei ordered his top security officials to end the protests in November, which resulted in 1500 deaths.
Iranian security forces in Tehran’s Alborz have called on the local hospitals to provide a list of the names of people who have been treated for injuries since the deadly protests in November, a document showed.
Iranian state TV acknowledged on Tuesday for the first time that security forces killed what it described as “rioters” in several cities during nation-wide protests over fuel price hikes last month.
Iranian security forces have reportedly arrested 12 employees of Tehran’s Ibn Sina Hospital as they prevented anti-riot forces from arresting wounded protesters on November 16, an employee of the hospital told Avatoday.
Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) have brought 17 protesters under fire in Iran’s southwestern province of Khuzestan. The protesters were hiding in the reed beds, residents told Avatoday.
In his article AP’s Jon Gambrell on Friday noted that the recent nationwide protests in Iran would be a turning point for the country’s future, leading to “turmoil” and further unrests despite the authorities’ brutal crackdown.
Human Rights Watch released a report on Wednesday, asking Iranian regime to immediately announce the number of deaths, arrests and detentions from the latest protests.