Tehran detainees under pressure to repent on TV

The clerical regime's Intelligence Ministry has been exerting pressure on 30 demonstrators arrested during the rally in Tehran's Laleh Park, Monday, May 25, to take part in television interviews, repent and declare their allegiance to the mullahs' leader Ali Khamenei.

Members of the Guards Corps and pro-Khamenei club-wielders attacked the rally, which was authorized by the Interior Ministry. At least 70 people were wounded as the assailants used tear gas, daggers, chain and knuckle-dusters.

In this demonstration, large groups of young people chanted slogans such as "death to despotism," "death to monopolists," "guns, tanks and machine guns are no longer effective," displaying their opposition to the regime in its entirety and calling for its overthrow.

Since May 25, security forces have surrounded the office of the group which organized the rally.

Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran
May 28, 1998

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