The People Rise Up: Iranian Revolutionaries Take up Arms Against the Regime
The Revolution in Iran has spread to 164 cities in all 31 provinces, according to the opposition People’s Mojahedin. Over 300 people have been killed by regime security forces, with over 15,000 arrested, they claim. Iran Human Rights in Oslo put the death toll at 83.
A US citizen named Omar Mahmoudzadeh has been killed in Iraqi Kurdistan, as the Iranian Revolutionary Guards attacked Kurdish opposition groups with missiles and drones. Mahmoudzadeh lived in the US since 1990s, Iran International reported. At least 13 people were killed and 60 injured by Iranian attacks on Iraq, presumably to interdict Iraqi Kurdish support for the insurgents. US State Department deputy spokesperson Vedant Patel said he could not comment on Mahmoudzadeh’s death.
— Hengaw Organization for Human Rights (@Hengaw_English) September 28, 2022
The Iranian regime has started arresting celebrities who support the protests, on charges of “inciting violence & riot”, including soccer player Hossein Mahini, former state TV presenter Mahmoud Shahriyari, Iranian songwriter Mona Borzouei and singer Shervin Hajipour, whose song “Baraye” has been viewed over 35 million times on his Instagram page. Members of Iran’s soccer team wore black jackets to cover the Islamic Republic’s emblem on their jerseys at a friendship match against Senegal in Austria.
At least 20 journalists have been arrested as the government disrupted internet service.
— Alireza Nader علیرضا نادر (@AlirezaNader) September 29, 2022
In the 15th day of protests since the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini in police custody Sept. 16, young men have started taking up arms and arming themselves with Molotov cocktails to fight the regime troops.
#Iran – Scenes of protesters clashing with security forces. There are an increasing number of reports of protesters taking to arms in self-defense and in response to the regime’s deadly crackdown.#IranProtests #MahsaAmini #مهسا_امینی pic.twitter.com/CJp5O881RO
— Heshmat Alavi (@HeshmatAlavi) September 28, 2022
— Heshmat Alavi (@HeshmatAlavi) September 29, 2022
At least 185 agents from Iran’s Basij paramilitary forces, which is affiliated with the Revolutionary Guard, have been injured during clashes with protesters just in the capital Tehran.
At least 185 agents from Iran’s Basij paramilitary forces, which is affiliated with the Revolutionary Guard, have been injured during clashes with protesters just in the capital Tehran. #IranProtests2022 #MahsaAmini https://t.co/Qp83SgnR64
— Iran International English (@IranIntl_En) September 29, 2022
Rep. Jim Banks and Virginia Foxx called for an inquiry into Oberlin College’s religion studies professor Mohammad Jafar Mahallati due to his reported ties to the regime and his alleged role in cover-up of the 1988 mass executions of political prisoners, Fox News.
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