The Revolutionary Guards Publish Their Methods to Suppress Protests

The Revolutionary Guards Publish Their Methods to Suppress Protests
The Revolutionary Guards Publish Their Methods to Suppress Protests



The Revolutionary Guards Corps has publicly outlined the tactics it uses to suppress public protests. 


Some of them, which a new article refers to as “controlling subversive collective actions,” will be recognizable to Iranians who took part in nationwide protests in November 2019, and particularly to those who were targeted by security forces’ bloody response.


The tactics the Revolutionary Guards use to suppress public protests have been outlined in an article published in the quarterly publication Afagh-e Amniat [Security Horizons], which is affiliated with the Imam Hossein University run by the Guards.


These tactics were used against protesters over the last three years, and in particular during the brutal suppression of demonstrations in 2019.


Figures for the number of people killed by law enforcement, security forces, and intelligence agents during the November 2019 protests against increased gas prices differ substantially.


One media report cited it as 250 deaths; another put the number at 1500.


As the first anniversary of the bloody repression approaches, Iranian authorities, from the most senior leaders to the bottom rank officials, refuse to take responsibility for these deaths.


Not only that, but they continue to punish protesters, issuing heavy sentences against them, and in some cases, even death sentences.


Over the last year, there has been no sign of remorse for this violence, and the perpetrators of the suppression have not been sent to trial or been held accountable.


At the same time, the atmosphere in Iran has become more like a police state, with security forces becoming more of a daily presence everywhere.


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During the last year, fewer protest rallies have been allowed, and most of them have been dealt with severely. The regime’s treatment of protesters has become more agitated and violent.
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