International People’s Tribunal To Investigate Nationwide 2019 Iran Protests

ICBPS– An international People’s Tribunal, the Aban Tribunal, to investigate the “atrocities” and “human rights violations” by the Islamic Republic of Iran that took place during the nationwide 2019 Iran Protests.

The London-based human rights NGO, Justice For Iran on November 14 announced the establishment of a ‘people’s tribunal’ to investigate “atrocities” and “human rights violations by the Islamic Republic of Iran” during November 2019 Iran protests that left thousands dead, injured, and detainees.

“An international People’s Tribunal, the Aban Tribunal, to investigate atrocities that took place in Iran exactly one year ago has been established as an initiative of Justice for Iran, Iran Human Rights and the world coalition Ensemble Contre la Peine de Mort (ECPM) on behalf of victims’ families and protestors,” according to the NGO.

“The Tribunal provides a mandate to a group of renowned international lawyers on behalf of the victims’ community and the public to investigate human rights violations by Iran during a wave of national protests in November 2019, resulting in the deaths of hundreds of unarmed protestors. After hearing evidence and deliberation, the panel will determine whether crimes under international law have been committed by Iranian state forces and paramilitaries during the protests.”

The nationwide Iran Protests took place in various cities throughout the country beginning in Mashhad, the holiest Shiite city in northeastern Iran, on December 28 and continued into 2018, protesters chanted “Our enemy is right here, they lie that it’s the USA”.

As the tides of demonstrations rise and fall, a series of general strikes were astonishingly organized across the nation in 2019 [also known as “Bloody Aban“], containing up to 100 cities in Iran. (Aban is the eighth month of the Iranian calendar, begins in October and ends in November)

The uprising commenced as peaceful gatherings on the evening of 15 November, spread to 21 cities within hours.

In April, shopkeepers started strikes which continued for a few weeks. Afterward, Iranian truckers stopped working in 160 cities, continued for ten days.

The nationwide Iran Protests, however, triggered by a spike in petrol prices but the demonstrators targeted the entire regime of Ayatollahs in Tehran.

Haunting videos had gone viral on social media from inside the country indicate peaceful demonstrators chanting anti-regime slogans, “Fear not, fear not, we are in this together”, “Death to Khamenei, Death to Rouhani”, “No Islamic Republic”, “Our silly leader is a stigma for us”, “Death to the dictator”, “Dictator, Leave the country”. Praising Reza Shah the Great, who emerged from the ashes of the Persian Empire to establish Iran as a Modern Nation-State, Iranians chanted Reza Shah Rest In Peace. The protesters also shouted the name of his grandson, Crown Prince Reza Pahlavi chanted: “O, Shah of Iran, Return to Iran”

Iranian demonstrators targeted top IRI’s officials by chanting anti-regime slogans.

Following the Iran Protest, the NetBlocks cybersecurity monitoring NGO announced that the Internet was disrupted in the oil-rich country.

The Islamic regime vowed to ‘decisively’ deal with anti-regime, reported state-run media.

Over 1,500 people, including 17 juveniles and 400 women, were reportedly arrested during less than two weeks of unrest in mid-November of 2019.

In a detailed report published on September 2, 2020, Amnesty International revealed that peaceful protesters – who have been arrested during the nationwide 2019 Iran Protests – were savagely flogged, sexually abused, and given electric shocks by the Islamic security agents in a horrific post-protest crackdown.

“Widespread torture including beatings, floggings, electric shocks, stress positions, mock executions, waterboarding, sexual violence, forced administration of chemical substances, and deprivation of medical treatment.”

“In the days following the widespread protests, videos showing the Islamic Republic of Iran’s security forces deliberately killing and injuring unarmed protesters and bystanders sent shockwaves worldwide. Much less visible has been the catalog of cruelty meted out to detainees and their relatives by IRI officials away from the public eye.”

Islamic law enforcement and security forces have experienced a medieval torture method to make detainees confession against themselves.

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