The Iranian regime tightens repression and increased the salary of security forces by 20%

Riot police on the streets of Tehran (WANA/Reuters)
Riot police on the streets of Tehran (WANA/Reuters)

regimen Iran approved this Sunday a 20 percent increase in the salaries of the security forces of the Condition in the middle of a wave of protests against the authorities after the death in custody of the young Kurdish-Iranian Masha Amin for wearing the veil wrong.

The Parliament argued that the rise is intended to reflect the security danger faced by security forces in relation to civilian officials, according to the official Iranian news agency IRNA. The decision was adopted by 164 votes in favor, 29 votes against and 15 abstentions.

The amendment was introduced by the representative Ahmad Amirabadi Farahaniwho on Tuesday accused two Iranian journalists of working for the INC for taking a picture of Amini’s hospitalization and covering his funeral.

The Iranian authorities have tightened the repression in universities with the student expulsion of faculties and residences for their participation in the protests unleashed by the death of Mahsa Amini, in addition to the arrest of an indeterminate number of university students.

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University sources informed Eph that in recent hours there have been numerous expulsions of students from universities and student residences in Tehran for their role in the mobilizations that are shaking the country.

In addition, several university centers yesterday experienced strong clashes with the security forces.

Authorities use force against protesting students

Iran has been experiencing protests since the death of Amini on September 16 after being arrested three days earlier by the Moral Police for wearing the Islamic veil incorrectly, mobilizations led by young people calling for the end of the Islamic Republic.

The mobilizations have been evolving since their beginning, but a constant has remained: universities have been its epicenter.

While there have been attempts to control faculties with inspections at the doors of the centers to limit who enters and the presence of riot police in the universities, the repression has been somewhat limited, with some exceptions.

In the last hours this has changed, according to sources consulted by EFE and videos of activists shared on social networks.

“Until now the students were able to protest in a climate of relative freedom,” a university source told EFE. “This is over”, added this source, who preferred to remain anonymous.

Moral Police control of a woman in Tehran (Reuters / file)
Moral Police control of a woman in Tehran (Reuters / file)

Videos shared on social networks by the collective 1500tasvir showed strong police repression on Saturday in the Azad University from the city of mashadthe Iranian spiritual capital, in the northwest of the country.

In one of those videos you see students fleeing from the Police to avoid being beaten.

In the University of Tehran There were clashes between the students and basijisthe volunteer militia loyal to the Islamic Republic.

“Basiji, Revolutionary Guards, you are our ISIS,” the students cried.

Hours earlier, the male and female students of that university ate together in the open spaces of the center to protest the sex segregation policy that prevails in the country.

Videos shared on social networks showed a strong police crackdown on Saturday at Azad University in the city of Mashad.  (EFE/EPA/STR)
Videos shared on social networks showed a strong police crackdown on Saturday at Azad University in the city of Mashad. (EFE/EPA/STR)

At night, the student residence in that center of Tehran was “attacked” by plainclothes policemen, according to activists, and an unknown number of arrests were made.

Similar scenes were experienced in colleges across the country, according to activists.

The crackdown on universities began shortly after the commander-in-chief of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards, Gen. Hossein Salamiwarned the young protesters on Saturday that yesterday was the last day of the riots and asked them not to go out into the streets so as not to ruin their future.

“Today is the end of the riots. Don’t go out on the streets anymore,” said the leader of the powerful elite force, whose mission is to safeguard the theocratic system of the Islamic Republic.

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Meanwhile, Iran’s intelligence agencies have claimed that the protests are being fomented by the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) with the cooperation of the intelligence services of the United Kingdom, Israel and Saudi Arabia.

The protests over Amini’s death are mainly led by young people and women shouting “Woman, life, freedom!” who launch slogans against the Government and burn veils, one of the symbols of the Islamic Republic and something unthinkable not long ago.

At least 108 people have died Y 12,500 have been arrested in the protests, according to the Oslo-based NGO Iranian Human Rights.

In addition, the Iranian Justice has filed charges against 1,019 people in eight of the country’s 31 provinces for their participation in the protests, and the first trials began in Tehran yesterday.

(With information from EFE)

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