Families of Kaveh Visani and Pouya Ahmadzadeh were told by the police that their sons were being held at Sanandaj Police Station on November 16th, 2019. It wasn’t until December 6th, 2019 that the police denied the arrest and told them to collect their bodies, in villages kilometers away from Sanandaj.
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On November 15th, 2019, following a sudden spike in fuel prices, nationwide protests broke out across Iran. While the protests were largely peaceful, in certain cities some banks, government buildings and petrol stations were set on fire allegedly by the protestors. On the evening of the 16th, the Islamic Republic implemented a near-total shutdown of the internet, lasting five days, while launching a brutal crackdown on the protestors. This crackdown took the form of shootings, violence and mass arrests.
Justice for Iran has thus far, documented incidents of the use of unlawful lethal force in 39 cities across 15 provinces, over the course of just five days, resulting in hundreds of deaths and thousands of injuries.
Justice for Iran is releasing a series of video investigation, Mapping the November Bloodshed. We are taking video evidence and testimonies from eyewitnesses to map the unlawful actions of the Iranian government amidst these protests.
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