Eye on Iran's Protests - October 6, 2022

A protest movement is sweeping Iran in the aftermath of the killing of Mahsa Amini at the hands of the so-called “morality police.” UANI’s Eye on Iran's Protests is a daily news and events round-up to increase awareness of this movement and the regime’s brutal response. Now is the time to support the Iranian people.

As of yesterday—the twentieth day of protests in Iran—over 400 people had been killed in the regime’s bloody crackdown; thousands of others have been arrested and detained.

Regime violence has resulted in the death of an unknown number of protesters under the age of 18.

Amnesty International reported that 82 Baluchi people have been killed in Iran’s bloody crackdown.

Mourners gathered to commemorate Parsa Rezadoust, a 17-year-old boy killed by the Islamic Republic.

This 16-year-old girl was killed by security forces in September.

Security Forces Shoot Unarmed Protester At Point-Blank Range | Iran Wire

Iran Wire reported that security forces shot and killed Behnam Layeghpour after he went on strike from his work in solidarity with the ongoing protests.

‘Geniuses’ Versus The Guns: A Campus Crackdown Shocks Iran | New York Times

The Basij—a paramilitary group within the IRGC—reportedly fired rubber bullets and paintballs at students at Sharif University of Technology on October 2. A professor described the confrontation as a warzone, with tear gas and bullets flying through the air.

Iran Protests: What Happened On Zahedan's 'Bloody Friday'? | Agence France-Presse

The violent crackdown on protesters in Zahedan—a Sunni-majority city—on September 30th resulted in at least 63 people killed, some by sniper fire. The protests erupted because of accusations that a regional police chief had raped a 15-year-old girl. The area has calmed down, but renewed protests are possible after tomorrow’s Friday prayer.

Pedestrians protected a young protester from being brutally abducted by regime security personnel.

Plain clothes forces beat a young girl in Bandar Abbas.

School children chanted “Death to the Dictator” in Marivan, Iran.

Israeli women gathered in Jerusalem in support of Iranian women.

Iran Charges Ex-footballer For 'Leading' Protests: Reports | Agence France-Presse

Iran charged former football star Ali Karimi in absentia for his support of protests over Mahsa Amini's death.

Iran Woman Accuses State Of Killing Daughter At Mahsa Amini Protest | Agence France-Presse

The mother of Nika Shakrami, a 17-year-old girl who died after joining the protests, accused Iran’s police of murdering her daughter. The authorities are pressuring her into making a false confession. 

Nika Shakarami: Iran Protester's Family Forced To Lie About Death - Source | BBC

Nika Shakrami’s uncle was forced to denounce the protests on State TV. 

Treasury Sanctions Iranian Leaders Responsible For Internet Shutdown and Violent Crackdown on Peaceful Protests | U.S. Department Of The Treasury

U.S. Treasury Department levied new sanctions against Iranian officials today. The sanctions press release reads: “the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is designating seven senior leaders within Iran’s government and security apparatus for the shutdown of Iran’s Internet access and the continued violence against peaceful protesters in the wake of the tragic death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini.” 

EU Parliament Slams Iran Over Repression Of Women’s Rights Protesters | Politico

The EU condemned Iran for its repression of women’s rights protesters. A resolution urged the EU to sanction Iranian officials involved in the crackdown against protesters.