The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (MEK) announced on Saturday that the Iranian regime killed more than 300 protestors in different cities around the country, noting that the number of dead is “much higher and the regime is trying to conceal the scale of its horrific crimes.”
“The bodies of many of the martyrs have been collectively taken from hospitals or their location of martyrdom by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and other suppressive forces to unknown locations,” the MEK said.
Tehran prisons are reportedly overflowing with detainees and are facing extreme space shortages. The situation is even worse in other cities and prisoners are being held in locations belonging to the IRGC, State Security Forces (SSF) and the government.
Christian Malard, a French journalist and foreign correspondent for France 3, reported that the demonstrations which began as protests against the sharp rise in fuel prices in Iran, have now become a full-blown revolt in response to the carnage against civilians. He cited reports of more than 400 dead in clashes with the regime.
Rajavi described the slaughter of the protesters as a manifest case of crimes against humanity. She urged the United Nations Security Council, governments and the international community to bring about an immediate halt to the killings and suppression and to secure the release of the detainees.
She stressed that the detainees are in danger of being tortured or executed, and so the UN must immediately send investigative and fact-finding missions to Iran.
Rajavi added that the leaders of this regime must face justice for committing crimes against humanity. Silence and inaction vis-à-vis crimes against humanity, she said, are not only a violation of international conventions, laws, and standards but also embolden the mullahs to continue to commit these atrocities against the Iranian people and spread them to the rest of the region.
The spokesman of the IRGC told Tasnim reported that said the security forces have managed to control about 100 cities involved in the riots, and have been able to arrest the ringleaders of the violent protests.