Reuters: Special Report: Iran’s leader ordered crackdown on unrest – ‘Do whatever it takes to end it’Published by Ali on December 23, 2019
International Liberty Association: The Reuters has publisied a report regarding the November Protests in Iran. There some highlights in this report including the number of killed protesters that base on Human Rights organisations and the Iran’s opposition reports, ILA has reported, which is 1500 slain including at least 17 teenagers, in addition to the supreme leaders decision to “Do whatever it takes to stop them”.
However the following the part of this report and for full text you can click here.
(Reuters): After days of protests across Iran last month, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei appeared impatient. Gathering his top security and government officials together, he issued an order: Do whatever it takes to stop them.
That order, confirmed by three sources close to the supreme leader’s inner circle and a fourth official, set in motion the bloodiest crackdown on protesters since the Islamic Revolution in 1979.
About 1,500 people were killed during less than two weeks of unrest that started on Nov. 15. The toll, provided to Reuters by three Iranian interior ministry officials, included at least 17 teenagers and about 400 women as well as some members of the security forces and police.
The toll of 1,500 is significantly higher than figures from international human rights groups and the United States. A Dec. 16 report by Amnesty International said the death toll was at least 304. The U.S. State Department, in a statement to Reuters, said it estimates that many hundreds of Iranians were killed, and has seen reports that number could be over 1,000.
The figures provided to Reuters, said two of the Iranian officials who provided them, are based on information gathered from security forces, morgues, hospitals and coroner’s offices.
The government spokesman’s office declined to comment on whether the orders came from Khamenei and on the Nov. 17 meeting. Iran’s mission to the United Nations did not respond to a request for comment for this story.
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It should be mentioned that, International Liberty Association calls the international community to take urgent action to stop the killing and repression in Iran. There are serious concerns about the condition of arrested protesters, that have been announced by ILA and Amnesty International and other human rights organisations.