Iranians protest acid attacks in various cities

Iranians protest acid attacks in various cities

Published by on December 4, 2014

Residents of Saqez chant anti-regime slogan in protests against acid attacks

Along with other cities in the country, on Saturday, October 25, people of Saqez staged a protest gathering against the acid attacks on women and girls of our homeland by the criminal gangs affiliated with the revolutionary guards.

This gathering was held at 1:30 pm in the Saheli Street of this city, near the governor’s building.

The suppressive forces and the special guards attacked the gathering in fear of the expansion of protests and battered the crowd. The protestors confronted the security forces by chanting “Death to dictator”

Women’s Committee of the National Council of Resistance of Iran
October 25, 2014

Skirmishes between women and suppressive forces in Tehran

The brave women and youth protesting in Tehran, who had been attacked by the suppressive State Security Forces, began skirmishes with the regime’s elements in Fatemi Square at 5 pm local time.

The anti-riot forces, as well as regime’s other suppressive forces, fired tear and pepper gas and were shooting into the air in an attempt to disperse the women.

Protestors chanted: “The one who splashes acid is a regime element – we lack security”, “Support us, support us, splashing acid is a crime”, and “Security force, shame, shame”.

Similarly, a few hours ago at Azadi Square, courageous women and youth staged a protest gathering renouncing the crimes committed by gangs associated with the regime. The protestors chanted: “Veiling cannot be forced, shame, shame, where are the eyes of my sister? (Referring to those women who lost their eyesight due to acid attacks)”

The suppressive security forces surrounded the protestors and arrested a number of them.

The protests in Tehran today were held while herds of IRGC and suppressive forces from various organisations had been massively stationed in various parts of Tehran, including in Takht-e Tavous Street, Fatemi Square, Fatemi Street and Valiassr Square. They were in vehicles, on foot and also riding on motorcycles.

Women’s Committee of the National Council of Resistance of Iran
October 25, 2014

Women and youth in Mashhad and Rasht join protests against acid attacks

A large number of women and youth in Mashhad (northeastern Iran) assembled in the city’s Mellat Park to protest against the heinous crime of mullahs’ regime gangs who have been throwing acid on the face of Iranian women and girls.

As more people joined the protest, the suppressive security forces cordoned off the park in fear of the protest expanding. They also attacked and battered the crowd. A number of women were arrested and taken to an unknown location.

The suppressive forces have taken control of the park and have prevented the gathering of the huge crowd present in the surrounding streets and have obstructed them from entering the park.

In the city of Rasht, hundreds of protesting women and youth started to assemble around noon on Saturday and demonstrated near the Shadi Park. The suppressive intelligence and security forces attacked the crowd and tried to disperse them, but the people continued with their protest march. Sporadic clashes between the people and the security forces have been reported in front of the Science University.

Women’s Committee of the National Council of Resistance of Iran
October 25, 2014

Iranian lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh arrested

Agents of the Iranian regime’s Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS) on Saturday, October 25 arrested Ms. Nasrin Sotoudeh outside the Interior Ministry while she was protesting against the recent wave of brutal acid attacks on women and girls.

The clerical regime had already revoked Ms. Sotoudeh’s license for practicing law for three years for defending a number of Iranian political prisoners.

After the Iranian regime’s State Security Forces prevented a gathering from taking place outside the Interior Ministry, protesting Tehran residents gathered in the northern flank of Laleh Park in the city’s Dr. Fatemi Street.

This gathering was also attacked by the suppressive forces and many women were severely battered and a number of them were arrested and transferred to an unknown location.

NCRI Women’s Committee Chair Ms. Sarvnaz Chitsaz called on all human rights and women’s rights organizations to condemn the arbitrary arrests of women and to take immediate measures to secure the release of Ms. Sotoudeh and the other women arrested.

Women’s Committee of the National Council of Resistance of Iran
October 25, 2014

Women protesting acid attacks clash with security forces

At 14:00 local time in Tehran, women and young people gathered outside the Interior Ministry in Fatemi Street in protest. They chanted “shame on you State Security Forces”, “State Security Forces where the eyes of my sisters are?”

The rally turned into clashes with State Security Force and several Tehran residents were arrested. The massive presence of the forces prevented the formation of a large gathering.

Earlier, at 10:00, a group of students gathered on Enghelab Square and shouted “we must punish the perpetrators of this brutal crime.” The Security forces attacked the group and arrested a number of the students.

In Isfahan, at 14.00, a large crowd gathered on Sepah Street to protest against the acid attacks on women. Groups of State Security Forces, including anti-riot units, fired tear gas at protesters and beat them.

Women’s Committee of the National Council of Resistance of Iran

October 25, 2014

NCRI statement, No. 1

Iran: Students, bazaar merchants, shopkeepers in Shahr-e Kord and Esfahan join protest against acid attack

1. Today, Saturday, October 25, the bazaar merchants and shopkeepers in various parts of Esfahan, including Imam Ali Square, Shohada Street, Sharif Vaqefie Street, staged a strike and refused to open their shops in protest to the mullahs’ regime anti-human crime of splashing acid on women’s faces.

2. Similarly, in the city of Shahr-e Kord, the shopkeepers in various locations of the city, including Ayatollah Kashani Avenue, Saadi Street, Hafez Shomali Avenue, all the streets in western and eastern Mirdamad, Mellat Street, and Balal Street, joined the strike and refused to open their shops in support of the innocent women and girls.

3. The students in Shahr-e Kord, staged a strike and refused to appear in their classes in support of women and girls and in protest to the tragic crime of splashing acid on women.
In recent days, Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, President-elect of the Iranian Resistance, had expressed deep abhorrence regarding this anti-human crime against the zealous women and called on all Iranians, especially the women and the youth, to join the national movement in defense of Iranian women.

Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran

Photos: Isfahan bazaar closed on Saturday



Video :Iranian regime’s State Security Forces (police) stationed outside the Interior Ministry in Tehran:

In Tehran, the State Security Forces are stationed outside the interior ministry. They have been alerted to the possibility of protesters arriving in response to the recent wave of acid attacks.

The regime is resorting to various tactics, including intimidation and deception, to prevent people from gathering in protest.

The Iranian regime resorts to deception and intimidations

On Twitter, some of the regime’s mercenaries have tweeted that there is no need for any protest because the government has heard the voices of the people and will act.

Others rejected the claims by the agents and informed online users of the regime’s deceptive tactics.

Tehran’s governorate, in order to intimidate people, has announced that gathering for a protest is illegal since a permit has not been authorised for any event.

The officials have said any gathering in open areas must seek approval from the Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS).

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