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Iran’s Baluch population in Zahedan launch new anti-regime demonstrations

Iran’s nationwide uprising is witnessing its 260th day on Friday as the brave Baluch population in Zahedan, the provincial capital of Sistan & Baluchestan Province took to the streets again following their weekly prayers to voice their hatred of the mullahs’ regime and express their demands for a new Iran. These demonstrators, representing the will of the entire Iranian nation, have long been chanting slogans against the current mullahs’ regime and the ousted Shah dictatorship. This is a stark reminder for Tehran and the world over that the Iranian people wish to live in a democratic republic.

People throughout Iran continue to specifically hold the mullahs’ Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei responsible for their miseries, while also condemning the oppressive the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) and paramilitary Basij units, alongside other security units that are on the ground suppressing the peaceful demonstrators.

Protests in Iran have to this day expanded to at least 282 cities. Over 750 people have been killed and more than 30,000 are arrested by the regime’s forces, according to sources of Iranian opposition People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK). The names of 675 killed protesters have been published by the PMOI/MEK.

Brave demonstrators in the city of Zahedan, the provincial capital of Sistan & Baluchestan in southeast Iran, launched a new anti-regime rally today following their Friday prayers. The locals are protesting the regime’s recent surge in executions as many of their compatriots are being sent to the gallows on a daily basis. The demonstrators also voiced their protest to any return to the monarchial rule and reiterated their demand to live in a democratic republic after overthrowing the mullahs’ regime.

The protesters in Zahedan were chanting different anti-regime slogans, including: “Down with Khamenei!” referring to regime dictator Ali Khamenei. “Down with the dictator!” “Down with the IRGC!” “No to a monarchy! No to the [mullahs’ regime]! Democracy and equality!” “Kurds, Baluchis, Azeris! Freedom and equality!” “We don’t want a state of executions!” “Political prisoners must be released!” “From Zahedan to Tehran, my life for Iran!” “I will kill those who killed my brother!” “My martyred brother, I will avenge your blood!” “We swear on the blood of our compatriots that we stand to the end!” “Iranians, unity, revolution, freedom!” “Basij and IRGC, you are our ISIS!”

The demonstrators were also seen holding a placard reading: “Monarchy and the [mullahs’ regime] – 100 years of crimes!”

People in Abadanan, western Iran, were involved in a general strike on Thursday protesting the murder of a local Kurdish student by the name of Bamshad Soleimankhani by regime operatives. Authorities were for some time preventing his family from holding a ceremony yesterday.

After nightfall activists began reporting that authorities dispatched more than 50 security vehicles to confront the protesting youth who were in control of the city’s main street. Some of the security units were suffocating as heavy winds transferred the tear gas they fired on locals back to their own positions, activists explained. Other reports indicate the security units also opened fire on the locals, while protesters reportedly attacked and damaged several police vehicles.

Locals were spreading their protests in different districts across the city, making it extremely difficult for the regime’s security forces to confront and quell their rallies. Activists, however, are reporting that dozens of protesters were injured as regime security forces opened fire using shot-gun pellet rounds.

Two Baluchi inmates by the names of Aria Parvizi and Ashkan Sohrabi were executed early Thursday morning in Kahnuj Prison located in Kerman Province, south-central Iran, according to the Hengaw Organization for Human Rights.

At least six inmates have been executed in the prisons of Shiraz, Kashan, and Isfahan, according to reports obtained by the Iran Human Rights Center, adding more than 40 inmates have been sent to the gallows in the past 12 days. These six executions, carried out on May 24 and June 1, have been carried out in secret and no state media or those associated with the regime’s judiciary have provided any reports in this regard.

Shareholders of the regime’s bankrupt “Ayandeh Bank” in Tehran held a protest gathering on Thursday demanding their savings be provided to them. These shareholders have been waiting 22 months for answers. Bank security guards eventually attacked the peaceful rally, leaving a number of people injured.

The protests in Iran began following the death of Mahsa Amini. Mahsa (Zhina) Amini, a 22-year-old woman from the city of Saqqez in Kurdistan Province, western Iran, who traveled to Tehran with her family, was arrested on Tuesday, September 13, at the entry of Haqqani Highway by the regime’s so-called “Guidance Patrol” and transferred to the “Moral Security” agency.

She was brutally beaten by the morality police and died of her wounds in a Tehran hospital on September 16. The event triggered protests that quickly spread across Iran and rekindled the people’s desire to overthrow the regime.


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