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Sister of Iran’s leader condemns his rule, urges guards to disarm

A sister of Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has condemned the crackdown on protests across the country and called on the feared Revolutionary Guard to lay down its arms, according to a letter published by her France-based son.

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Iran is in turmoil since the death of the young Iranian Kurdish woman Mahsa Amini22, in police custody on September 16, and is facing a three-day general strike that began on Monday.

Badri Hosseini Khameneiwho lives in Iran and is the sister of the ayatollah Khameneicriticized the clerical establishment from the time of the late founder of the Islamic Republic, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, until the government of his brother, says the letter, dated “December 2022.”

“I think it is appropriate now to declare that I oppose my brother’s actions and express my sympathy with all the mothers who mourn the crimes of the Islamic Republic, from the time of Khomeini to the current era of Ali Khamenei’s despotic caliphate.”he wrote in the letter that was shared Wednesday on the Twitter account of his son, Mahmoud Moradkhani.

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“The Revolutionary Guards and Ali Khamenei’s mercenaries must lay down their arms as soon as possible and unite with the people before it is too late,” says the letter.

The Revolutionary Guard is the elite Iranian force that has helped form groups aligned with the Islamic Republic in the Middle East and runs a vast business empire.

On Tuesday, the elite corps released a statement calling on the judiciary to “show no mercy to rioters, thugs and terrorists,” in a sign that authorities have no intention of softening their fierce crackdown on dissent.

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Iranian judiciary spokesman Masoud Setayeshi said on Tuesday that five people accused of the murder of Rouhollah Ajamian, a member of the Basij militia, had been sentenced to death in a verdict that is still open to appeal.

In November, the niece of KhameneiFarideh Moradkhani, was detained by authorities after calling on foreign governments to cut all ties with Tehran.

Videos shared on Twitter by 1500tasvir, an account that has 385,000 followers and focuses on the protests of Iranshowed closed shops on commercial streets in Tehran, Isfahan, Ilam, Kermanshah, Najafabad, Arak, Babol and Shiraz, where security forces forced merchants to open their shops.

Reuters could not verify the videos.

Source: Elcomercio

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