So far more than 15,000 Iranians have been detained and several hundred have died in nearly two months of protests
This is how Iranian regime forces enter protesters' homes
A new video posted on social media shows the moment Iranian regime forces Iranian regime enter the home of a person to arrest him for participating in the protests that have been taking place in Iran since the death on September 16 of Masha Amini.
The images, shared on Twitter by Iranian activist and journalist Masih Alinejad, were taken in the parking lot of a residential house in the city of Bandar Abbas, in the south of the country.
“A large number of people armed with batons and rifles first fired at the windows and parking lot and then entered the parking lot. Then they beat the person who had taken refuge in the corner of the parking lot and at the end of the video they destroyed the surveillance camera,” Alinejad wrote.
Another posted video taken from this parking lot with a cell phone shows a lot of blood spilled on the floor of the parking lot, Alinejad added. “The fate and identity of this person is unknown, but the sender of the video claimed that the police took his personal clothing,” he said.
The person was taken from his house in the middle of at night and arrested for being part of the demonstrations (EFE/Esteban Biba)
More than 15,000 Iranians have been detained and several hundred have died in almost two months of protests, according to estimates by the activist news agency Hrana.
Two people have already been sentenced to death by Tehran's revolutionary court after participating in the protests.
The first was sentenced for burning down a government building during the wave of protests. The official news agency IRNA, which does not identify the convicted person, indicates that the sentence was handed down in relation to the charges of “burning down a government building, disturbing public order, gathering together and conspiring to commit a crime against national security, and being an enemy of God and of corruption on earth”, the latter offense punishable by execution.
The second was sentenced in Tehran for “attacking a person with a knife, set fire to a motorcycle and declare war against the State”, reported the news agency Mizan, of the Judiciary.
There are already two people who were sentenced for the Tehran revolutionary court to death after participating in protests (REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado)
In both cases the verdict can still be appealed.
At least < b>Five other people have been sentenced to prison terms for their participation in the protests.
The UN request
The UN Human Rights Office on Tuesday called on the Iranian government to release the thousands of civilians who remain detained for their participation in the peaceful protests.
The office spokesman Jeremy Laurence reminded the Iranian authorities at a press conference that“human rights protect the right of people to assemble peacefully and freedom of expression”.
In addition, the United Nations also called for a moratorium on the death penalty in the country after a court of Islamic law sentenced a protester to death for “war against God” and for “corruption on earth”.
Image of one of the many demonstrations that take place in the country (REUTERS)
The number of deaths that have occurred in Iran since the start of the protests amounts to 326 people, including 43 children.