The 7th night of the #IranianProtests
Food protests in Iran triggered last week by a sudden hike in prices of essential goods were violently repressed with security forces using lethal force
A new wave of nationwide protests was triggered last week by a cut in state subsidies
for imported wheat that caused price hikes of as
much as 300% for a variety of flour-based staples.
The prices of essential goods
including bread, milk, dairy products, eggs, poultry,
and cooking oil have also risen sharply
amid Iran’s 40-percent inflation rate.
The cities of Andimeshk, Dezful, Izeh
, Droud, Shahrekord, Junqan, Yasuj,
and Neishabour were among areas
hit by protests over skyrocketing prices of food staples.
All sectors of Iranian society are
being crushed under soaring inflation,
rampant unemployment, meager wages,
and widespread water shortages
, as well as the Iranian regime’s repressive policies.
Speaking on May 9 on state television,
Raisi pledged that the price of traditional bread,
gasoline, and medicine would remain unchanged.
In order to compensate for the rise in prices,
equivalent to approximately $10 or $13
would be disbursed for two months
for each family member
of low-income households
. Later, he said
Iranians will be offered electronic coupons
that would allow them to access
a limited amount of subsidized bread.
Reports suggested that the price of cooking oil
had almost quadrupled since Raisi’s announcement,
while the price of eggs and chicken nearly doubled.
Lethal state violence
against peaceful protests
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 food 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.
Under heightened security,
the repressive agents
of Iran’s regime
are beating people
in different parts of
and Bakhtiari Province).
report widespread arrests.
against the Islamic Republic’s regime.
People protested in
Shahr-e Kord chanting:
Where are your promises to us!?
Attack on protesters
with electric shock by plainclothes force
הניסיון של אבאן
בואו נהיה הקול
של אנשי שחרקורד
Shahr-e Kord protests
#اعتراضات_سراسری May 16 –
The protests in #Iran
have spread to Tehran.
In a chant they ask
the Mayor of Tehran to resign.
Published on 12/05/2022
Ongoing street protests in Iran
to more killings
and arbitrary imprisonments
by state security forces
now bus drivers are protesting.
@AlinejadMasih wrote on twitter-
regime shut down
in many cities
to prevent protests.
But people are still in the streets
& some protesters got killed.
Lethal state crackdown on food protests
in Iran amid internet blackouts
“The Iranian government
has a documented pattern
of using lethal force
to crush protests
while cutting off internet access
in order to prevent the world from
seeing the state’s violence,”
~The CHRI Executive Director
warned in a statement today.
with the protesters
and are beating
and arresting them
The detainees are
of maltreatment & torture.
Iran center for human rights amid
Bus drivers join teachers in a strike
heavy presence of security forces in
Tehran and several other cities.
the Coordinating Council
of the Iranian Cultural Teachers
since the early hours of Thursday,
and plainclothes agents
in Baharestan Street
, near the Iranian Parliament building.
According to the council,
two protesting teachers,
and Lotfollah Jamshidi
, were arrested at the same time
as the security forces prevented
Social media reports said that
Siamak Sadeghi Chehrazi,
a well-known activist from Ahvaz,
who was present at today’s rally on May 12,
was severely beaten and arrested in front
of Education of Khuzestan.
The council also reported that
security forces prevented teachers
from gathering and
arrested “more than 50 people.”
Teachers in Iran
have been protesting again
after Iran’s Minister of Education
May 5, implicitly called
the teachers’ protest rallies “illegal”
and threatened to “expel” the participants.
the Ministry of Intelligence announced
on Wednesday that two nationals
of a “European” country in Iran
had been arrested on charges
of attempting to create “unrest”
and claimed that they were in contact
with the Coordinating Council of the
Iranian Cultural Teachers Associations.
Iranian teachers rallied today in various cities
Marivan, and Sanandaj
to demand the release of detained teachers
and express their economic woes.
Bijar, Saqez, Shahreza, Sardasht,
Ardabil, Rasht, Abdanan
, North Khorasan,
Fasa, and Karaj
are among the other cities
that witnessed teachers’ gatherings on Thursday.
In most of these rallies,
the teachers chanted slogans calling
for the release of their detained colleagues.
Iranian Teachers Trade Association in Isfahan
, a member of the association
by security forces
on Wednesday evening.
The association has also
said that security forces
confiscated his mobile phone
and that they sent “false” messages
to Telegram groups
from his account.
In a statement on May 7,
the Coordinating Council
Iranian Cultural Teachers Associations
announced that teachers
would hold a nationwide rally
on Thursday, May 12
if the detained teachers
were not released.
came at a time
when at least 11 teachers
and teachers’ union activists
were incarecerated in prison.
Names of the detained teachers
In a report on Monday, May 9,
the Coordinating Council said that
and Ali Akbar Baghani,
the detained teachers,
had been “
severely interrogated in recent days
to accept non-union charges.”
have repeatedly staged large-scale
in dozens of cities over the past year.
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חשבון מומלץ בטוויטר אשר מדווח
גם הוא על גל המחאה
ברפובליקה האסלמית של איראן שפרץ בחודש מאי
הקישור דרך נוח פארדד
About the city of
or Persian: شهركرد,
(The following was
originally published on wikipedia)
It is the capital city of
It is also the largest city
in the province,
and is 90 km away from
Iran’s third largest city,
Size of the Population
At the time of
the 2006 census,
it had a population
of about 148,464 people
and the Shahr e kord
had a population of 380,312 people .
The Iranian political prisoner
named Mohammad Ali
denied urgent treatment
He has been deprived
of necessary medical care
and of a sick leave.
He has been serving
his 15th year incracerated in
Raja’i Shahr Prison
in the city of Karaj,
near the capital, Tehran
The letter of Iran Mansouri
wrote a letter to
the Special Rapporteur
on human rights in Iran,
about her father’s condition.
was also sent
to Amnesty International
and to the
UN Human Rights Council.
has pleaded for her father’s life.
She wrote in the letter,
to a hospital
in September 2021
due to a heart attack
and he underwent
immediate heart surgery.
He has not been allowed
to temporarily leave the prison
despite the sensitivity
of his heart condition
and despite that
the doctor’s emphasis
(Pirooz) Mansouri has
spent 15 years in prison
and his sentence
will be completed
in less than two months.
it has been claimed in regards
of the reason why
has been denied furlough
is that it is
because of a second sentence
that has been issued against him
while he was incarecerated in prison.”
“بازداشت همراه یا خشونت یک شهروند معترض در #شهرکرد.
(تاریخ ویدیو مشخص نیست، اما متعلق به اعتراضهای اخیر است و کسی که فیلم را گرفته میگوید شهرکرد است.)
در تصویر نیروهای یگان ویژه دیده میشوند که با ضرب و شتم و استفاده از زور یک شهروند را بازداشت میکنند.”
“Detention or violence of a protesting citizen in #Shahrekord.”
“In the picture, special forces are seen arresting a citizen by beating and using force.”