Five women have been arrested in Sirjan for participating in the Iran uprising, declared the Commander of the State Security Force in Kerman Province, southern Iran. A young woman, 13, was killed in Behbahan, Khuzestan Province.
Abdulreza Nazeri, Commander of the State Security Force of Kerman Province, announced on Thursday, November 28, 2019, that his forces had arrested 25 persons in Sirjan, including five women who had participated in the protests against fuel price hike. (The state-run Asr-e Iran website, November 29, 2019)
The wave of arrests continues in various parts of the country. The Iranian news agencies have reported that the State Security Force has arrested 412 persons in four provinces of Tehran, Kermanshah, Fardis of Karaj, and Kurdistan, on December 1, 2019. The scale of arrests is growing by the day all across the country.
The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) announced on December 1, that the number of martyrs of the Iran Uprising in 187 cities has reached 600. The PMOI published the names of another 15 persons killed during the protests. The names of a total of 194 persons have been so far verified and announced by the PMOI.
The latest news indicates that a 13-year-old girl and three young men were killed in Behbahan, after being shot in the head from behind.
The Iranian Resistance calls on the UN and other international human rights organizations to undertake urgent measures to stop the slaughter and torture of Iran protesters, and to dispatch a fact-finding mission to Iran to investigate the deaths, injury and imprisonment of Iran protesters.
Simultaneous with the suppression and arrests of participants in the nationwide uprising, the regime’s security forces are arresting civil activists.
Fereshteh Cheraghi, a civil activist and a journalist from Sarpol-e Zahab, was arrested at home on Friday, November 29, 2019, by agents of the IRGC Intelligence. She was transferred to Kermanshah. Ms. Cheraghi had been arrested in the initial days of the uprising in November, but released after a few days.
Fereshteh Cheraghi is a renowned journalist, civil activist and conservationist in Sarpol-e Zahab, and one of the key sources of information on the earthquake and the suspicious fires that broke out in this city.
In another development, a court in Urmia sentenced a Kurdish woman, Sheida Najafian, to five years in prison. She had been arrested in September 2019 on the charge of membership in an opposition Kurdish group, and is presently detained in the Central Prison of Urmia.