The Islamic Republic of Iran ramped up its violent crackdown against adolescent protestors who are demanding the end of the theocratic state, according to Iranian-American human rights experts.
“Call this what it is: Kidnappings of children by a state that is stopping at nothing in its attempts to quell protests and terrify the people of Iran into submission,” said Hadi Ghaemi, executive director of the Center for Human Rights in Iran.
Lawdan Bazargan, a former Iranian political prisoner who oversees the Alliance Against Islamic Regime of Iran Apologists, told the Jerusalem Post that “Iran’s Islamic Regime was established by lies, propaganda, and brainwashing of the youth. Teenagers were sent to the Iran-Iraq war fronts with an empty promise of paradise to die so Khomeini could rule.”
“Forty-three years later, the new generation born and raised under Islamic rule is revolting against geriatric men, the rulers of the Islamic Regime,” Bazargan said. “The uprising of these young men and women has proved the scientific studies that oppression and brutality alone can not help the rulers to stay in power forever. One can only admire these savvy and courageous young women and men.”