A look at the protests in Iran

Early Friday morning, the Iranian judiciary hanged three protesters in Dastgerd prison in Isfahan, despite a national and international campaign to stop the executions. Saeed Yaghoubi, Saleh Mir-Hashemi and Majid Kazemi, arrested during the recent uprising, were charged with "moharebeh" [war against God].

Since 21 April, the regime has executed at least 116 prisoners. According to Amnesty International, at least 576 people were sent to the gallows in 2022, 83% more than in 2021.    

In Isfahan, people gathered in front of Saeed Yaghoubi's house. There, people began chanting anti-regime slogans, including "Down with Khamenei!   

According to local sources, the authorities are very concerned that the small rallies could trigger larger protests and spread to other parts of the country.   

In Isfahan, brave youths attacked the municipal office in the city's 11th district in reaction to this morning's executions.   

Following the execution of three protesters in Esfahan, residents of the capital's Ekbatan, Tehranpars, Apadana, Shahr-e Zeeba, Negin-e Gharb, Chitgar, Sattarkhan and Tehransar districts chanted anti-regime slogans. Their slogans included "Down with Khamenei, the murderer!" "Khamenei, murderer! We will bury you!" 

Residents of the capital's Sattarkhan and Tehranpars districts launched an anti-regime rally on Friday afternoon, chanting "Down with Khamenei, the murderer!" and "Down with the state of execution!".   

Reports from Sanandaj, the provincial capital of Kurdistan in western Iran, indicate that the authorities have transferred another prisoner from Sanandaj Central Prison to solitary confinement for execution, according to the human rights organisation Hengaw. At least four prisoners have been executed this week in this prison alone.   

Other reports indicate that four death row inmates from Qezel Hesar Prison in Karaj, a large city west of Tehran, were transferred today to solitary confinement for execution. Their families are rallying outside the prison, demanding a halt to the execution of their relatives.   

Brave residents of Zahedan, the provincial capital of Sistan and Baluchestan in southeastern Iran, took to the streets after Friday prayers, launching a new round of anti-regime rallies and voicing their protests over today's executions in Isfahan.  

The demonstrators also held up a banner reading "Monarchism, the regime of the mullahs! 100 years of crimes", rejecting any return to the monarchical dictatorship overthrown by the Iranian people in the 1979 revolution.  

In response to the mullahs' brutal wave of executions, brave young people across Iran have launched a new campaign of attacks and actions against the regime in the capital, Tehran, and eight other cities. These attacks and actions include: 

- Attacks on a branch of the regime's so-called judiciary in Mashhad.   

- Attacks on IRGC Basij paramilitary bases in the cities of Tehran, Arak, Kermanshah and Urmia.   

- An attack on the so-called "Khomeini Aid Committee" in Urmia.   

- An attack on a branch of the regime's Bonyads (economic foundations) in Bandar Anzali, which are engaged in looting the local population.   

- An attack on a so-called 'Islamic cultural centre' in Isfahan, which the regime uses to promote the mullahs' ideology of hatred, misogyny and fundamentalism.