Nikta Esfandani was slain in Tehran during the Iran Uprising of November 2019.
Born in 2005, Nikta Esfandani was a member of a theatre group and liked playing guitar.
Nikta Esfandani, 14, was shot in the head by security forces on Sattar Khan Avenue, Tehran, on November 16, 2019.
She was buried in Tehran’s Behesht-e Zahra Cemetery, on November 20.
Nikta’s family said, “We hope that the blood of our innocent daughter is not wasted.”
The Women’s Committee of the National Council of Resistance of Iran has compiled information and eyewitness reports on the deaths of at least 30 women, so far. These include at least four women with children, and three teenage girls. More details about the rest of the martyred women is being investigated.
Over 1,500 protesters have been killed during the Iran protests in November across the country.
The Iranian Resistance has compiled information on the deaths of at least 400 in Tehran, 320 in Kermanshah, 270 in Fars, 240 in Khuzestan, 120 in Isfahan, and 100 in Alborz (Karaj). According to eyewitnesses, hundreds of bodies were taken to Namazi Hospital in Shiraz during the uprising. This information has not been accounted for in the death toll compiled by the Iranian Resistance and is being investigated.
The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) also released the names of 28 more martyrs of the uprising, bringing to 504 the number of those killed in 56 cities identified by name among the estimated 1,500 protesters.
The Iranian regime has remained silent and is trying to conceal the facts. The suppressive forces refuse to hand over the bodies of those killed to their families. Many of those martyred were snatched from hospitals or streets and buried in unknown locations.
Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, the President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), said the regime still refuses to hand over the bodies of the martyrs and brazenly demands their families pay for the bullets with which it murdered their children. This shocking crime is undoubtedly one of the most horrific crimes of the 21st century and by any measure amounts to a manifest case of crimes against humanity, she noted, underscoring that the international community must banish the religious fascism ruling Iran.