Iran Uprising at a Glance – Day 59 Based partially on reporting by PMOI (MEK) Network in Iran

Sunday, November 13, 2022 – 6 PM CET

Days: 59
Protests: 220 cities
Fatalities: 550+ estimated deaths, 402 identified by MEK, over 50 teenagers
Detentions: 30,000+
Iranian athletes are increasingly voicing their solidarity with the nationwide uprising, now in its 59th day, by refraining from singing the regime’s detested anthem, kneeling during the anthem, and signaling support for demonstrators with various gestures. Iranian football (soccer), beach football (soccer), water polo, and basketball teams have refused to sing along with the anthem in recent events.

Threats by regime sports officials have not stopped the wave of defiance by sports figures. International teams are also beginning to refuse to compete with Iranian teams during the current uprising and under this regime. The calls for the boycott of the regime in sports arenas, like the boycott of the South African apartheid regime in the past, are beginning to gain steam. Recently a Ukrainian football soccer team urged FIFA to ban the regime from participating in Qatar 2020 for its suppression of its own people and the regime’s role in the killing of Ukrainians. FIFA has until now failed to heed international calls.

Today, the student movement in Iran continued its protests in high schools, universities, and city streets. Tehran University’s School of Mathematics, Statistics & Computer Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences at Tehran University, students at Tehran University, Allameh Tabataba’i University, Soore University, Islamic Azad University of Urmia, Karaj students, and other places of education were scenes of protests.

Security units were dispatched to different parts of Tehran, various cities of Kurdistan province as well as the restive Sistan and Baluchestan Province where locals are standing their ground firmly in the face of the regime’s brutalities.

On Sunday, reports from Tehran indicate people in the City Theater Metro Station were chanting anti-regime slogans, including “Death to the dictator!” “Death to the IRGC!” and “Death to Khamenei!” particularly targeting regime Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei.

Protests and strikes continued throughout Kurdistan. In Shiraz, south-central Iran, locals took to the streets on Saturday night and were seen chanting “Death to the dictator!” A similar protest rally was launched by the locals of Arak in central Iran.

Meanwhile, families of recently arrested protesters were seen gathering outside the regime’s notorious Evin Prison demanding answers about their loved ones and their release. Furthermore, people in a village near Sardasht held a rally for the second consecutive night following the killing of a local porter by the regime’s border patrols.

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