The Commander-in-Chief of the Iranian Revolutionary GuardThe general Hossein Salamiwarned this Saturday to the young people who protest that today is the last day of the riots and asked them not to go out into the street to don’t ruin your future. “Today is the end of the riots. Don’t go out on the streets anymore,” said the leader of the powerful elite force, whose mission is to safeguard the theocratic system of the Islamic Republic.
“This sedition will not have a happy ending for you. Don’t ruin your future.”the general warned.
The Guardians of the Iranian Revolution, designated as a terrorist group by the US and Israel, was born in 1979 after the Islamic Revolution that deposed the Shah of Persia and established the current theocratic regime led by the ayatollahs.
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Iran lives protests since the death on September 16 Mahsa Amini after being arrested three days earlier by the Morale Police for wearing the Islamic veil wrongly, mobilizations led by young people calling for the end of the Islamic Republic.
Salami claimed that they are a conspiracy of “The United States, the United Kingdom, Saudi Arabia and the Zionist regime”, i.e. Israeland told the young people “that they are being deceived”.
The protests over Amini’s death are led above all by young people and women shouting “Woman, life, freedom!” who launch slogans against the regime and burn veils, one of the symbols of the Islamic Republic and something unthinkable not long ago.
The mobilizations have been evolving since they began in September and in recent weeks they were focused on universities in small groups, something that has changed in recent days with strong clashes again with the security forces.
The warnings from one of Iran’s most powerful military men came at the funeral of the 15 people who died Wednesday in a shooting attack at a shrine Shahcheragh from the southern city of Shiraz.
Thousands of people participated in the funeral procession that went through the city and who launched slogans against the protests such as “Death to America”, “Death to Israel” and “Death to England”.
the official agency IRNA reported today that the attacker of the mausoleum died yesterday in a hospital “despite efforts to keep him alive”, after the injuries he suffered when he was arrested.
the terrorist group Islamic State (IS) claimed responsibility for the attack on the sanctuary, one of the holiest in the country.
Meanwhile, the protests continued in the country, especially in the universities, which have been the focus of the mobilizations in recent weeks.
At the University of Tehran male and female students ate together in the open spaces of the center to protest the gender segregation policy that prevails in the country, reported the reformist newspaper Shargh.
the publisher of Shargh, mehdi rahmaniancame out in defense of the journalist Nilufar Hamedi who was one of the first to report the Amini case and has been accused of working for the INC by Iranian intelligence.
“The journalist’s mission is to publish information and photos. If the journalist has done that, then he has done his job,” Rahmanian said on Twitter.
The editor also noted that Hamedi was not the first journalist to report on Amini’s death nor did she take the photo that went viral of the young woman intubated in a hospital bed or of her parents later embracing.
In addition to Hamedi, Iranian intelligence also charged the journalist Elah Mohammadi of being in the service of the CIA for covering Amini’s funeral.
The two journalists are in jail and the charges they face are unknown.
The protests are being heavily repressed by the security forces and have caused at least 108 deadaccording to the Oslo-based NGO Iran Human Rights.
In addition, thousands of people have been arrested, including at least 45 journalists and photographers, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists.
(With information from EFE)
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