Iranian protesters have set fire to the old house of Ayatollah Khomeini, the founder of the Iranian revolution. According to social media videos, despite the strict crackdown by the Iranian government, protests continue in Iran.
In videos released on social media, protesters can be seen attacking Ayatollah Khomeini’s old house. His house was converted into a museum to pay tribute to Ayatollah Khomeini, the founder of the 1979 Islamic Revolution.
In Khomeini’s hometown of Khomeini, where the museum is also located, protesters can be seen chanting slogans calling for the end of the oppressive regime in front of the burning museum.
The series of protests in Iran entered the third month
The series of protests in Iran began on September 16 after the death of a 22-year-old girl, Mehsa Amini, while in custody of Iran’s religious police. Mehsa Amini was detained for not covering her head properly. Iranian citizens from all walks of life have been involved in these protests since then.
The Iranian government continues to crack down on protesters. According to human rights groups, more than 300 protesters have been killed and thousands more arrested in the past three months.
In 2019, hundreds of protesters were also killed in the protests that started after the increase in oil prices. These events are remembered as ‘Bloody November’.
Death penalty for protestors
According to a recent report by Iran’s Meezan News Agency, five people detained during the protests have been sentenced to death by the judiciary. Amnesty International wrote in a tweet that the Iranian authorities are asking the judiciary to execute at least 21 more people. According to Amnesty International, this is being done “to intimidate those who participated in the popular uprising and to prevent others from joining the movement.”
The Iranian government has also alleged that Israel and Western intelligence agencies are trying to create a civil war in Iran.
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