Iran report details the gruesome crimes of rioters

27 Mar 2023

Iran report details the gruesome crimes of rioters

Iran's High Council for Human Rights publishes a report highlighting the violent acts committed by rioters in the 2022 riots.

By Al Mayadeen English

March 27, 2023

Iran’s High Council for Human Rights (HCHR) published a report that detailed various instances of violence against Iranian security forces during recent riots in the country. The report highlights the role Western countries, their agents, and collaborators had in orchestrating and directing the riots through the promotion of propaganda campaigns that took advantage of Mahsa Amini’s death in September 2022.

Press TV had direct access to the 83-page report and revealed some of its details.

According to the report, rioters employed tactics of extreme violence against Iranian civilians and security forces. For instance, two students were stabbed to death by rioters in the city of Mashhad. In addition, 7,000 officers were injured in the line of duty during the riots, including some who were brutally murdered. 

The report stresses the fact that security forces were instructed not to carry any deadly weapons or firearms, in an attempt to curb further agitation and provocation against the Islamic Republic. This opened the door for rioters to brutally torture and murder some security officers. 

As stated in the report, “The death and injury of members of security forces come as, according to official instructions and available documents, they did not even carry any firearms to defend themselves against rioters and armed terrorists. On the other hand, rioters and terrorists took to the streets with firearms and shot security and police forces and even passers-by, killing many of them.”

Furthermore, the report sheds light on various cases, in which unarmed Iranian security forces were sadistically tortured, gunned down, and stabbed to death by terrorists. 

Reza Zare’ Moayyedi, Davoud Abdollahi, Esmaeil Cheraghi, Seyyed Hamidreza Hashemi, Mohammad Amin Abdarshekar, Ali Beik Darzi, and Mohammad Amin Aref were all gunned down by armed rioters. 

The Council revealed that the security forces were able to recover and confiscate 8314 weapons from rioters, including 6314 firearms.

Others were stabbed to death, like Hossein Ojaghi, Mohammad Rasoul Doust-Mohammadi, Mehdi Zahedlouei, Hossein Zeinalzadeh, and Danial Rezazadeh Motlagh.

In the case of Arman Aliverdi and Seyyed Rouhollah Ajamian, the two were ruthlessly tortured to death.

When put into context these events cannot be viewed as isolated incidents of violence. Indeed, they fall under a well-worked plot to cause civil unrest in Iran, in an attempt to serve separatist agendas in the country.

On February 5, the Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei pardoned or commuted the sentences of a large number of rioters. He also issued a general amnesty on the 44th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution, which covered all prisoners except for murderers and terrorists.

It is noteworthy that countries that have condemned Iran for the security measures it adopted during periods of unrest, such as France, have dealt viciously with recent protests.