As more information is trickling out every day about the slaughter of defenseless people in Iran during the November 2019 protests, undeniable evidence sheds light on the crimes committed against humanity.
Iranian officials are gradually acknowledging the crimes security forces have committed. On December 11, 2019, Amir Hossein Ghazizadeh Hashemi, member of the Iranian regime’s parliament, confirmed the brutal slaughter of the citizens of Mahshahr during the protests.
“A lot of people were killed in Mahshahr,” Ghazizadeh said in remarks carried by the state-run ISNA news agency.
Ghazizadeh tried to justify the killing by accusing the protesters of “trying to damage the main energy lines of the country.” But he admitted, “A group of innocents might also have been hurt in the incident.”
Hashemi also claimed, “We know exactly the identity of those killed” and how they got weapons, but he did not mention any figures.
Nearly a month after the nationwide November Iran protests the Islamic Republic has yet to publish the number of protesters killed by security forces.
In another such confession, a state-run news website confirmed that security forces had opened fire on the people of Shiraz. With the scale of the killings becoming evident, many officials are trying to distance themselves from the regime’s crimes in fear of the wrath of the people.
On December 10, 2019, Bahram Parsai, an MP from Shiraz, addressed Iranian regime president Hassan Rouhani, saying, “What measures did you consider to avoid killing the people? What preventive measures did you take before opening fire on the people?”
Parsai also called it unwise to describe the protesters as “rioters,” a term that the highest Iranian authorities have been using to refer to the people who have taken part in the protests.
A clerical regime’s official also spoke out about the killing of a nurse at a hospital as she was standing by the window.
Mohammad Javad Baqeri, the Friday Prayer leader of the city of Asalem in Gilan Province and representative of the mullahs’ supreme leader in this city, revealed that at one of Tehran hospitals, an innocent nurse was directly shot in the forehead as she was watching the protests from a window and attempted to shoot films.
In his sermon at the Friday prayer on December 6, 2019, Baqeri brazenly said, “They don’t give you candies amidst the fight and clashes. There are bullets. Someone was telling me last night that (in one of the early days of the protests) he was in a busy hospital in Tehran. A female nurse went to the window. She said she wanted to take films (from the protests). As she was attempting to take a film from the protests outside, a bullet struck her right in the middle of her forehead!”
The Iranian regime brutally cracked down on nationwide protests that erupted on November 16 after the regime tripled the price of gasoline. At least 1,500 protesters were killed, around 4,000 were wounded and injured and 12,000 were detained. Many of the detainees are under torture and several have died in prison.