Nine were killed, 60 wounded, 200 arrested in Javanrood

According to the reports from Javanrood (western Iran), thousands of the people of this city took to the streets on Tuesday, December 3, to protest the suppressive policies of the mullahs' religious, terrorist dictatorship.

Chanting "death to Khamenei, death to Rafsanjani," they marched toward the headquarters of the Security Forces in this city. Simultaneously, Navab Narimani, the governor of Javanrood, arrived at the site and ordered on the troops to open fire on the crowd. As the Security Forces delayed in executing the order, Narimani personally opened fire on the demonstrators and the shootings began. The demonstrators set fire to 11 Security Forces vehicles and the car belonging to the governor and inflicted heavy damages on the building.

At the same time, thousands of others marched to the center of logistics for the Security Forces and the Department of Islamic Guidance (in charge of censorship and repression) where they faced the shooting of the Guards Corps. As a result of the clashes, the two centers and a number of the regime's vehicles were set on fire.

Overall in this day, seven members of the Guards Corps and Security Forces were wounded.

On Wednesday, another major demonstration was staged in front of the Justice Department in protest to the arrests made the day before. Again, the Guards Corps opened fire and building was inflicted with heavy damages.

At least nine persons were killed and 60 wounded in these two days in the city of Javanrood.

The Ministry of Intelligence immediately sent several teams to the city to arrest the demonstrators and conduct interrogations. The teams have so far arrested more 200 residents of this city and sent them to Kermanshah for interrogation and torture.

To control the situation in Javanrood, several reinforcement battalions have been dispatched from Kermanshah and Tehran and a de facto state of emergency is in force.

The Iranian Resistance calls on the international community to condemn the latest atrocities of the mullahs' regime in western Iran and take appropriate actions to save the prisoners.

Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran - Paris
December 7, 1996

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