25 Dec 2019

The names of 601 martyrs of the nationwide uprising released

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The names of 601 martyrs of the nationwide uprising released

Maryam Rajavi: Crime against humanity, begun with the November uprising, continues with arbitrary arrests, torturing prisoners, keeping families in the dark about the fate of their children. Inaction is green light to continue and intensify atrocities.

The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) released the names of 13 more martyrs of the Iranian people’s nationwide uprising in November, bringing to 600 the number of those identified so far.
More than a month after the uprising, the clerical regime continues its efforts to conceal the actual number of the martyrs, the wounded, and those arrested. This reflects the regime’s extreme alarm over the international and domestic consequences of committing a major crime against humanity.

In a related development, terrified of the resumption of the uprising on the eve of the 40-day commemoration of the martyrs, the mullahs have put their suppressive forces in Tehran and other cities on full alert. IRGC’s Sarollah patrols, wearing plains clothes, roam the streets of Tehran. The IRGC has cancelled leaves for all its personnel until further notice.

Simultaneously, access to Internet has been cut off or slowed down in some cities, such as Tehran and Karaj.
The crime against humanity, which began with the massacre of unarmed and defenseless protesters in November, is continuing with mass and arbitrary arrests, torture and disposing of prisoners, harassing thousands of families by keeping them in the dark about the fate of their children, cutting off communication, and blocking information. The regime will construe silence and inaction as a green light to continue and intensify its crimes against humanity.

I call on the international community to take urgent action to stop the killings in Iran. The United Nations Security Council must declare this massacre, continuing for 40 days, as a crime against humanity so that those responsible, none other than the regime’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, its President Hassan Rouhani, and other officials, face justice. I also urge the dispatch of a UN delegation to Iran to investigate this major crime and visit those arrested.

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