Maryam Rajavi calls on international organizations in defense of human rights and women’s rights to condemn this blind state terrorism and press the clerical regime to end this barbarism against Iranian women
The victims of the new wave of acid attacks by organized criminal gangs affiliated to the Iranian regime reaches to at least 25 in cities of Isfahan, Kermanshah and Tehran.
The attackers splashed acid on the faces of 15 women and girls in city of Isfahan. In the latest of these crime in the city, acid attack killed a young woman on Sunday (October 19).
The young woman was walking with two others in Isfahan’s sheikh Sadoog when they were target of acid attack. The young woman died due to injuries received on her chest but the two others who received injuries in their faces and hands were transferred to hospital.
The victims of the heinous crime that have suffered major injuries and are in danger of losing their eye sight are deprived of receiving adequate treatment.
Contradictory remarks by clerical regime’s officials unveil the regime’s role in this crime. While on Saturday night number of these criminals carrying bottles of acid were captured by people in a car accident in Isfahan’s Mehrdad street and handed over to local police station, speaker of the regime’s judiciary, Mohseni Eje’i, announced that no one has yet been arrested in connection with acid attacks in Isfahan. Hours before his announcement, speaker of the Interior Ministry, Morteza Mir-Bagheri, declared that three or four people had been detained in Isfahan in connection with the attacks. Gholamreza Shahriari, one of the officers of the security forces in Isfahan, also announced that some links had been identified but no one been arrested yet.
The regime is trying to prevent spread of reports about these heinous crimes by intimidating the families of the victims and hospital nurses and staff. Reporters are also prevented from going to hospitals to see the victims. These measures unveil the ominous intentions of the regime to allow these attacks to continue.
On the other hand, amid internal fighting between various factions of the Iranian regime, Iran’s State News Agency ISNA revealed on 21 October that two months ago on another occasion eight women and men were attacked by splashing acid on them while waiting in a bus stop and were taken to hospital. Also, live witnesses in Tehran have revealed that some criminal agents brought up and backed by mullahs have splashed acid on women at least on two occasions.
Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, President-elect of the Iranian Resistance, expressed deep sympathy with the victims of this catastrophe and called on all human rights bodies and women's rights defenders to condemn these cruel atrocities committed by the clerical regime’s organized criminal gangs. She said: International community’s silence in the face of these brutalities under whatever pretext is tantamount to encouraging the mullahs’ regime and leaving the path open for it to continue these atrocities in Iran.
She stated that the clerical regime’s savage crimes against women alongside the rising number of mass and arbitrary executions makes it even more vital to refer the dossier of savage and systematic violation of human rights in Iran to the UN Security Council. Those responsible for these crimes including splashing acid on innocent and defenceless women and young girls who are undoubtedly traced back to the office of Khamenei, Supreme Religious Leader of this regime, must be put on trial and punished.
She added that the medieval clerical regime that is fearful of mounting popular discontent, especially that of women and the youth, is attempting to prevent the explosion of their wrath through these brutalities and intimidations. She called on all Iranians particularly the brave youth to expand their protests against this savagery under the pretext of tackling “mal-veiling” and to defend the victims.