Large number of women arrested on July 9
According to received reports by the National Council of Resistance of Iran from inside Iran by the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) Social Headquarters, in the course of the July 9 uprising in Tehran, a large number of young women were arrested. They were taken to undisclosed locations and their fate remains unknown.Plain-clothes agents beat young women with batons and used pepper sprays, which could cause serious harm to their eyes, during the arrests. The agents then transferred the detainees in vans which had license plates.Separately, underscoring the intensity of July 9 protests, at 23:00 local time, people in Aryashahr chanted, “We are men and women of war, Fight and we will fight back.” People also went to their rooftops after the protests to chant “God is great” and “Death to dictator.”
On the 10th anniversity of the 1999 student uprising in Iran, thousands of Iranians outside of the country gathered to commemorate this day and to show support to the freedom loving Iranians inside the country. As such there was a gathering at the Parliament Hill. The music of “classmate” which has become the symbol of solidarity with the Iranian students since the Shah’s era, was playing. The people were chanting the same slogans that the Iranian inside of Iran has been chanting for the past few weeks. They were waving the sun and the lion flags. The passing cars honked repeatedly to show their support.
The demonstration at the parliament will continue are told on Wed., Thur., Fri., and Saturdays from 7-9 Pm.
There’s also another gathering in front of the Iraqi embassy on Metcalf St. against the siege of Ashraf city. Ashraf city is located in Diali province in Iraq where close to 4000 Iranians reside. The PMOI members have vowed to stay in their camp and fight the Iranian regime to the end. The Iranian regime has put more pressure on the Iraqi government in recent months in order to expell the Mojahedin from Iraq. The PMOI members are the protected persons under the 4th Geneva Convention and removing or relocating them is against international laws.
Report by PMOI Social Headquarters reveals details about July 9 suppression of the uprising in Iran
NCRI, 11 July 2009:
After Thursday’s uprising in Tehran, the Social Headquarters of the main opposition, the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK), inside the country, released a report to the Iranian people about the details of the Iranian regime’s suppression on July 9.According to the report, the Deputy Commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), Hejazi, and Brig. Gen. Fazli, the commander of the IRGC’s Seyyed al-Shohada, were in charge of Thursday’s operations from the Sarallah base in Tehran. The crackdown was carried out by the IRGC, the paramilitary Bassij Force, agents from the Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS), State Security Forces (SSF), anti-riot forces, and plainclothes agents belonging to special forces backing the Supreme Leader, acting in effect as Ali Khamenei’s exclusive army. The Sarallah base and the special forces backing the Supreme Leader have their own independent motorbike units.The regime had also brought units from the terrorist Qods Force to various locations in Tehran to suppress Iranian youth, the PMOI’s Social Headquarters in Iran added.According to a report by the Sarallah base’s commander in Tehran, the number of protestors in Kargar Shomali Street and Vanak Square were more than 5,000, and in 23 other locations in Tehran, the number of protestors reached anywhere between 3,000 to 4,000 people.MOIS agents, Bassij militiamen, plainclothes agents, and especially the Supreme Leader’s special forces, were specifically told to outshine and replace the crowds’ “Death to Khamenei” slogans with other religious or non-religious chants. The tactic was used by the regime’s forces in various parts of Tehran, including Vali Asr intersection and in front of the University of Tehran. But, each time, the courageous protestors refused to relinquish the “Death to Khamenei” slogan and even chanted it louder, according to the PMOI’s Social Headquarters.
Protests in dozens of spots across Tehran, many youths arrested
Gatherings and protests erupted Thursday (July 9th 2009) afternoon in dozens of spots across Tehran, the Social Headquarters of the PMOI reported. Thousands of young people took part at some of these locations. In most spots, attacks on protestors by suppressive forces led to clashes.Thousands participated in protests at Enghelab Square, 16-Azar Street, and Kargar Street, and widespread clashes ensued. People at Vali Asr Junction chanted “Death to the dictator”, “God is Great”, and “Shah Supreme leader, your death is coming”.Large numbers of protestors have been injured or arrested. At 19:30 local time, 16 people were arrested near Enghelab Square. Many people have been badly injured by suppressive forces using batons and tear gas.People resisted barbaric attacks by the Revolutionary Guards and chanted ‘death to Khamenei,’ ‘death to the dictator’ and ‘do not be afraid, we are all together.’ In some parts the suppressive forces tried to disperse the crowd by firing into the air.In order to prevent people from joining the demonstration, the suppressive forces shut down metro stations in some parts of Tehran.
19-year-old killed under torture in Evin Prison
Sohrab Arabi, 19, was killed under torture in Tehran’s notorious Evin Prison. He was arrested during the uprising on June 20.The mullah’s Revolutionary Court on July 7 asked his family to post bail for his release. However the notorious Tehran Prosecutor Saeed Mortazavi on July 11 informed his relatives that they should go to Evin Prison to collect his body.Previously, Kianoush Asa, a post-graduate Chemistry student from Tehran’s Science and Technology University, was arrested on June 15 and after enduring 10 days of brutal torture died under torture on June 24.
Political prisoner executed under pretext of ordinary criminal
Saeed Allahyari, 23, a political prisoner, was executed as an ordinary criminal by the mullahs’ regime. He was among six prisoners executed on July 1.He was arrested two years ago on charges of fighting with State Security Forces and was transferred to Gohardasht prison in Karaj. In an effort to create fear and terror, the henchmen of the regime transferred Saeed Allahyari and Nasser Kheirollahi, another political prisoner, along with four others to Evin prison on June 30 to carry out their execution. They were hanged on July 1. State run media reported their crimes as murder.The mullahs’ regime has executed many political prisoners in the past on bogus charges of drug trafficking and ordinary crimes.
It is also reported that Naser Kheirollahi was chanting “death to khameneie” while being executed.
Teenagers used by mullahs to attack protesters in Tehran
NCRI, 09 July 2009: Eye witnesses reported that the regime deployed youngster between 12 and 18 to attack demonstrators in Tehran. These youngsters were seen among paramilitary Basij agents in Enghelab Square, Ferdowsi Square and Hafez Street. They used batons and truncheons and wore camouflage uniforms. The young Basiji agents were in groups of 30 to 40 and were seen to be commanded by two or three older plainclothes agents. Eye witnesses also reported that the suppressive agents hit the demonstrators with batons mostly on their heads and faces, inflicting heavy injuries.