Iran: Basij members stab and injure at least six womenPublished by International Liberty on December 4, 2015
On the verge of the Student Day in Iran on December 7, members of the clerical regime’s Basij force in Jahrom County (Fars Province, southern Iran) stabbed and wounded at least six women with knifes, five of whom are students at Jahrom University. According to some reports, the number of female victims reaches twelve.
This criminal act follows recent protests by 300 students in Jahrom University where they protested against the suppressive measures in the university.
The members of Basij involved in this crime were identified by the students. The group included the leader of the suppressive organ – Motalefe, and three other members of Basij riding motorcycles.
One of the attackers was identified as Mohammad Beheshtifar. His father, IRGC Colonel Jalil Beheshti, has been the commander of Basij in the Qotbabad region of Jahrom County.
Mrs. Chitsaz, Chair of the NCRI Women’s Committee, condemned this criminal act against female students and said: “In the 35 years of its infamous rule, the misogynic regime of mullahs in Iran has done nothing for the Iranian women but to institutionalize violence, discrimination and ceaseless suppression against them. These heinous attacks against young female students that follow the criminal acid attacks on defenseless women in October, are but the reaction of the clerical regime to the growing loath of Iranian people for this regime, especially the growing women’s movement, in order to confront the rising protests and the explosive state in society.”
Ms. Chitsaz called on all Iranian women and youth to protest against these violent acts and urged all human rights bodies and organs, especially the defenders of women’s and students’ rights, to condemn these atrocities.