Iranian Kurdistan: Mass strike continues amid regime crackdown

SULAIMANI, Kurdistan Region — A nationwide strike has been declared for a third day in a row in Rojhelat (Iranian Kurdistan or Eastern Kurdistan). Many shops and markets have been closed, and there are also strikes among truckers.

According to human rights organizations, the nationwide strike started in the cities of Rojhelat on Monday.

As another form of protest against the Islamic Republic of Iran, the strike is based in Rojhelat and continues throughout the country.

Markets were closed in Isfahan, Kerman, Zanjan, Sanandaj, Tehran, Bojnurd, Ardabil, Divandarreh, Paveh, Oshnavieh, Bandar Anzali, Kazerun, and Mahabad, according to videos posted on social media.

In Paveh, Kermanshah province, 120 trucks are currently on strike, according to the Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN).

 

“The Paveh road administration’s public relations department has sent private messages and public messages regarding the strike to truck owners on WhatsApp and threatened them,” the organization said.

In the wake of Mahsa Amini’s death, Iranian officials faced a situation they never expected. Under Iran’s ‘morality police’ custody, she died three days after being arrested on September 13 by Tehran’s ‘morality police.’

Since then, protests have continued across the country, with slogans such as “Women, Life, Freedom” being chanted.

The future of society is more promising with the slogan “women, life, freedom”

محەمەد خاتەمى، سەرۆککۆمارى پێشووترى ئێران
Former Iranian President Mohammad Khatami

Former Iranian President Mohammad Khatami said Tuesday that the future of society is more promising with the slogan “women, life, freedom.”

On the charges of attending the recent protests, Khatami’s daughter was recently arrested by Iranian security forces and is currently imprisoned at Tehran’s notorious Evin prison.

Iranian attorney general Mohammad Jafar Montazeri told ISNA news agency on Sunday that the morality police would be abolished, adding that “the morality police had nothing to do with the judiciary.”

Montazeri said the parliament and the Supreme Revolutionary Council would study mandatory Hijab laws and announce the results within 15 days.

Obtaining figures on how many people have been killed, injured, or arrested in Iran is difficult. However, human rights organizations report that 450 people have been killed by the security forces, of which 122 are Kurds. Approximately 30 women and 60 boys were among the dead.

NGOs in Iran report that more than 20,000 people have been arrested and a number of activists are facing the death penalty.

Hengaw Organization for Human Rights reported on Wednesday that several children have been arrested in Rojhelat with their fate remains unknown.

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