Now a new series of protests began in from Tuesday, May 10, 2022.
Protest began over the sudden spike in the price of food and other basic goods but have quickly turned into anti-regime protests with calls for regime change.
The cities of Andimeshk, Dezful, Izeh, Droud, Shahrekord, Junqan, Yasuj, and Neishabour were among areas hit by protests.
These protests are ongoing despite intense security measures and limited internet connectivity.
Following the recent protests in Iran, the state security forces, and riot police were dispatched to restive cities to confront the protests.
Though the exact number of people detained during the protests in Iran is not known, reports indicate that hundreds of protesters, including children, have been arrested. The detainees are in danger of maltreatment and torture. So far more than 20 people have been shot dead.
Social media reports, eyewitness accounts, and videos from the protests indicate that the state security forces resorted to unlawful use of force, by gunfire and mass arrests, in their ongoing crackdown on peaceful protests in several cities, leaving dozens of people injured.
Since the beginning of the protests, the Iranian regime has shut off or severely limited the internet in Khuzestan Province and the restive neighboring cities.
The regime has implemented an internet blackout to crush protesters without the world knowing. Similar measures were taken in November 2019 that led to the killing of 1,500 protesters.
Internet blockage observatory NetBlocks on Saturday reported a disruption lasting hours on Iran’s MobinNet. “The disruption is the latest in a series of telecoms cuts amid protests,” NetBlocks said on Twitter.
The Iranian regime has a documented history of using lethal force against peaceful protests while blocking internet access to prevent the world from seeing the brutal crackdown.
Call for immediate action for saving the lives of protesters and the arrested:
State-enforced internet outages, the heavy presence of security forces, using unlawful force against protesters, and mass arrests in recent days, have raised concerns about the regime’s deadly crackdowns such as those of previous years. The Iranian regime has a documented history of using lethal force to crush peaceful protests while cutting off internet access.
The regime continues with its crimes, recently a list of names of 5,370 prisoners sentenced to death and retribution in the clerical regime’s prisons, including numerous cases of placing political cases among ordinary crimes was revealed
According to the Prisons’ Organizations, 5,197 people are on death row or convicted of Qisas (retribution)
107 prisoners are sentenced to amputation, 51 were sentenced to stoning, and 60 death row prisoners were under the age of 18 at the time of the alleged offense in 2020
Association pour l’Avenir calls on all international human rights organizations to condemn the Iranian regime for using lethal force against peaceful protests.
Association pour l’Avenir urges the international human rights organizations to take urgent action to secure the release of the detained protesters.