ATTENTION: GRAPHIC IMAGES
A shocking video surfaced on social media showing heavily armed Iranian police officers swarming over a helpless anti-regime protester who beat him with batons and eventually shot the protester. Sources tell Fox News Digital that the man is alive.
A police officer on a motorcycle then runs over the defenseless man in what could be the district of Naziabad, south of Tehran.
The Iranian Twitter account of the human rights NGO Amnesty International condemned the brutality and called on the United Nations to act. He tweeted: “This shocking video sent today from Tehran is another horrifying reminder that the cruelty of Iranian security forces knows no bounds. Amid a crisis of impunity, they have free rein to brutally beat and shoot protesters. @UN_HRC must. urgently investigate these crimes ”.
The UNHRC is the abbreviation for the United Nations Human Rights Council based in Geneva. A UNHRC spokesperson told Fox News Digital that Iran has been on the council’s agenda for over a decade and that in 2011 it had appointed a special rapporteur to look into the human rights situation in that country. “States and NGOs also addressed the situation in Iran at the Human Rights Council, including in the last session in September / October, where some of them condemned the repression of demonstrators and the tragic death of Mahsa Amini in September”.
GROWING APPEALS TO KICK IRAN FROM THE UN BODY DEDICATED TO EQUALITY AND EMPOWERMENT OF WOMEN
The spokesperson concluded: “It is up to the states to request a special session on the situation in Iran, if they wish, to take further action. It is understood that this is already under consideration and under discussion by some states.”
The video was posted on the Internet on November 1st. The date of the attack on the unidentified protester is unknown.
Lisa Daftari, chief editor of The Foreign Desk, told Fox News Digital: “When you see the brutality of this attack on a defenseless protester, you can understand why this movement has reached a tipping point. The Iranian people are accused of 43 years of this persecution, which has reached some of its worst, most brutal and violent moments in the past seven weeks “.
He added: “It is also important to remember that these are just some of the moments that are caught on phone cameras and posted on social media or sent to reporters like me. Think of all the crimes going on where there are no cameras.”
Fox News Digital sent press requests to the Iranian regime’s foreign ministry and its UN diplomatic mission. The Tasnim news agency, a regime-controlled media, said Wednesday that an order was issued to “investigate the exact time and place of the incident and identify the culprits.
“The police do not approve of harsh and unconventional treatment, the accused police officers will certainly be treated according to the law.”
IRAN ANTI-RIOT POLICE TESTS SEXUALLY WOMEN IN PUBLIC AS A PROTEST NEAR ONE MONTH ANNIVERSARY
Banafsheh Zand, an Iranian-American expert on the Islamic Republic, told Fox News Digital that “Since the beginning of [Ali] Khomeinist regime in Iran, the Iranians reacted vehemently but peacefully. Unlike many other people who quickly resort to violence when opposing a brutal force, no protesters have wanted to beat, kill or injure any of the security guards who have brutally beaten them on the street so far. “
He added: “The regime guards are now the majority imported, Arabic-speaking lackeys from Syria, Iraq, Yemen, etc. who replace the Iranian guards who mostly refused to attack the Iranian comrades. But even in the event. on the contrary, people are reacting with homemade materials such as two by four with nails nailed to throw under motorcycles and patrol cars of the regime, Molotov cocktails or spray cans with lighters as flamethrowers. “
According to the Norwegian-based NGO Iran Human Rights, as of Wednesday, at least 277 protesters, including 40 children, have been killed by the Iranian regime’s security forces.
IRANAN STUDENTS CLASH WITH THE POLICE AS THE REGIME’S RELEVANT MORTAL NEARS DAY 20
Iran has been inundated with protests since the regime’s so-called morality police allegedly killed 22-year-old Iranian Kurdish Mahsa Amini in September for failing to adequately cover her hair with hijab.
The Iranian regime denied having beaten and killed Amini, claiming that he had suffered a heart attack. Amini’s family vehemently opposed the regime’s claim that Amini had health problems.
The Iranian security forces arrested more than 14,000 protesters. The protests overshadowed more than 130 cities and towns. National protests are one of the most significant challenges to the existence of the Islamic Republic of Iran since its founding in 1979.
CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP