ISL, the section of the RCIT in Israel/Occupied Palestine, 24.9
The times of Israel reports (1) that according to Iran’s controlled state TV 35 people were killed in the last 8 days in Iran. However according to the Oslo-based Iran Human Rights, 50 people were killed by Iran’s so called security forces on more than a week of protests following the death of 22 old Mahsa Amini, after she died in police custody. She was arrested by the morality police. The Kurdish woman was pronounced dead after spending three days in a coma following her arrest by Iran for wearing the hijab headscarf in an “improper” way.
Angry demonstrators have taken to the streets of major cities across Iran, including the capital Tehran, for eight straight nights since the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini. Needless to say the anger against the regime has accumulated for years due the economic crisis, the disparity between the rich and the popular classes and the dictatorship of the Ayatollahs.
In the online videos taken by demonstrators on Friday some of the footage, security forces could be seen firing what appeared to be live ammunition at unarmed demonstrators in the Southwestern cities of Piranshahr, Mahabad and Urmia.
The London-based human rights group Amnesty International said evidence it gathered from 20 cities across Iran pointed to “a harrowing pattern of Iranian security forces deliberately and unlawfully firing live ammunition at protesters.”
In its statement, Amnesty said security forces had shot dead at least 19 people on Wednesday night alone, including at least three children.
The Norway-based Kurdish rights group Hengaw said protesters “took control” of parts of the city of Oshnaviyeh, in West Azerbaijan province.
In one video shared by Iran Human Rights, a uniformed member of the security forces is seen shooting an AK-47 assault rifle at protesters in Tehran’s Ferdowsi Boulevard.
Security forces have carried out a wave of arrests of activists and journalists, including Niloufar Hamedi of the newspaper Shargh, who reported on Amini’s death.
Iran has imposed tough restrictions on the use of the internet prevent protesters from gathering the flow of images of the oppression from reaching the outside world. At the same time the United States, an enemy of the Iranians, announced Friday it was easing export restrictions on Iran to expand internet services.
To win the struggle against the regime it is necessary to arm the demonstrators. To organize action committees in every village and urban neighborhood. To organize revolutionary armed Constituent Assembly and to direct the struggle toward socialist revolution.
Down with the reactionary regime of Iran!
Down with the Western imperialists who want to return the Shah!