26 November 2019 In a statement on behalf of the BCFIF, Professor the Lord Alton of Liverpool wrote that "British Committee for Iran Freedom (BCFIF) strongly condemns the Iranian regime for its massive crackdown on the protests going on across Iran that began with public grievances over the government’s decision to increase the price of petrol on 15 November." This came in the wake of massive nation-wide popular uprisings in Iran which began in protest to the sudden 300% increase in fuel prices.

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Following a sudden rise in fuel and petrol costs carried out by the regime in Iran, the people have taken to the streets in protests. This action was carried out on Fri 15th Nov which saw fuel prices become 3x more expensive. The people began their protests against this, which started out with people switching off their engines in the streets and staging protests. Since then there has been no indication that the people will stop their protests and demonstrations any time soon despite a government crackdown.

The regime’s supreme leader Ali Khamenei, has ordered the Revolutionary Guards and other suppressive forces to open fire on the demonstrations in different cities. The number of those killed keeps rising with the IRGC giving out a statement which warns of 'decisive action' against the protesters. The regime has also cut off the Internet completely to conceal the scope of the uprising and the scale of its brutality.

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Following a review session held at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, held on 8 Nov, Amnesty has said that the international community must publically condemn Iran's appalling human rights record.

Philip Luther, Research and Advocacy Director for the Middle East and North Africa at Amnesty International said, “From horrific execution rates to the relentless persecution of human rights defenders, rampant discrimination against women and minorities, and ongoing crimes against humanity, the catalogue of appalling violations recorded in Iran reveals a sharp deterioration in its human rights record...

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