TEHRAN -- Iranian lawmakers have called for firm punishment of those who incited the recent riots across the country and caused loss of life and extensive damage to public property.
The call was made in a letter to the Judiciary, signed by 227 Iranian lawmakers, who asked the judicial officials to consider severe punishments for all those involved in the riots, both as agents on the ground and inciters.
“We, the representatives of this nation, ask all state officials, including the Judiciary, to treat those, who waged war and attacked people’s life and property like Daesh in a way that would serve as a good lesson in the shortest possible time,” they said.
The lawmakers added that such a punishment will “prove to all that life, property, security and honor of our dear people is a red line for this establishment, and that it would show no leniency to anybody in this regard.”
The legislators appreciated the efforts of the Iranian police and military forces to maintain security across the country, asking the Judiciary to deal decisively with the perpetrators of those crimes and all those who assisted in the crimes and provoked rioters, including some politicians.
“In these riots, the United States and other enemies were openly involved, and took command of the riots through incitement and organizing them as well as providing funds and weapons, which ended in insecurity and martyrdom of scores of the dear people of the Islamic Iran,” they said.
The letter also said the enemies of Iran have been already defeated in Iraq, Syria, Palestine, Lebanon and Yemen, and suffered another defeat at the hands of the Iranian nation.
“The enemies have been irked by such defeats and ... the recent riots were a passive effort and a despicable reaction in the face of the grandeur and great victories of the Iranian nation,” the lawmakers added.
Riots broke out in Iran in mid-September after the death of young Iranian woman Mahsa Amini. The 22-year-old fainted at a police station in Tehran and was pronounced dead three days later at a hospital.
An official report by Iran’s Legal Medicine Organization concluded that Amini’s death was caused by an illness rather than alleged blows to the head or other vital body organs.
In the meantime, rioters have been going on a rampage across the country. They have been receiving overwhelming backing from Western powers, especially the United States, despite continuing to brutally attack security officers and cause massive damage to public property.
Late last month, Iran’s Intelligence Ministry and the Intelligence Organization of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) issued a joint statement to highlight the major role of foreign spy agencies, especially the CIA, in orchestrating the violent riots.