Iran news in brief, November 13, 2019

Iran Regime’s Suppressive Forces Attacks Retirees, Defrauded Investors Gather Outside Parliament On Tuesday, a large group of retirees staged a gathering outside the regime’s Parliament in Tehran to protest against the officials’ failure to respond to their demands. Mostly women,…

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Iran Regime’s Suppressive Forces Attacks Retirees, Defrauded Investors Gather Outside Parliament

On Tuesday, a large group of retirees staged a gathering outside the regime’s Parliament in Tehran to protest against the officials’ failure to respond to their demands.
Mostly women, the protesters were chanting among other things, “we are furious over so much injustice.”
Simultaneously, a large number of investors whose life savings had been stolen by the Islamic Revolutionary Guards’ Caspian financial institution staged a protest outside the parliament as well, demanding the return of their investments.
The suppressive forces surrounded the protesters, took away and tore apart their banners and placards, and repeatedly ordered the people to disperse, threatening them with arrest. Baton-wielding anti-riot forces and plainclothes agents attacked the crowd and severely beat them, detaining a number of the protesters.

Britain’s Daily Star: Death Commissions in Iran Responsible for the 1988 Massacre

On Tuesday, the Britain’s Daily Star Online published new shocking details about the 1988 massacre of political prisoners in Iran.
More than 30,000 victims were either hanged or shot dozens at a time in mass executions in 1988 and their corpses were then dumped into unmarked mass graves around Iran, the Daily Star Online wrote on November 12.
The report said Iranian opposition activists from the National Council of Resistance of Iran have released a new book detailing the “Death Commissions” behind the 1988 massacre.
“The book Crime Against Humanity names 5,015 of the victims, has eyewitness accounts of the massacre, and names the members of the regime responsible,” the Daily Star Online wrote.

MEK Network Continuing Pro-Freedom Campaign Across Iran

Members of “Resistance Units” and supporters of the Iranian Opposition People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran are continuing their campaign in support of establishing freedom and democracy well into the month of November. These brave Iranians are spreading the message of resilience, resistance and perseverance in the face of the Iranian regime’s ongoing crackdown aimed at installing fear and disappointment throughout the Iranian society.
In Tehran, resistance units’ members put various posters reading:
“[Iranian Resistance leader] Massoud Rajavi: The mullahs’ regime is experiencing tremors prior to its overthrow.”
“Down with the mullahs’ regime principle. Hail to Rajavi,” also in reference to Iranian Opposition President Maryam Rajavi, head of the National Council of Resistance of Iran.

UN Urges Iran’s Regime to End Torture, Execution of Minors and Discrimination Against Women

The international community on Tuesday spoke out at the United Nations in Geneva against human rights abuses by the Iranian regime in the context of the Universal Periodic Review.
On November 8, some 111 countries participated in the UN session on the human rights situation in Iran, criticizing the execution of minors, torture, and discrimination against women in Iran.
On November 12, the conclusions and recommendations of the Working Group on the UPR were adopted by the international community at a meeting of the UN Human Rights Council.
A total of 329 recommendations were made to Iran’s regime.
Several countries called on the regime to ratify the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women
Denmark, Estonia, and Moldova called on the regime to ratify the Convention against Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment.
Germany called on the regime to “Ratify core international human rights conventions, in particular, the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment and the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women.

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