The Kurdish region of Rojhilat (NW Iran) over the weekend saw increased attacks by Iranian security forces on Kurdish cities, with at least four residents being confirmed killed and 130 injured as general strikes continued and protestors took control of parts of the city of Sanandaj (Sine) and poured onto the streets in other cities including Kermanshah (Kirmashan), Dehgolan, Saqqez (Seqiz), Bukan (Bokan) and Mahabad (Mehabad).
Iranian security forces unleashed brutal attacks on civilian neighbourhoods in Sanandaj with reports of direct shelling of houses and the use of submachine guns on protestors. Human rights groups have confirmed at least four people to have been killed and 50 injured while real casualty numbers are impossible to ascertain, as the Iranian regime have completely curtailed internet and mobile phone access.
More details were released by a human rights group of the killing of a driver with a shot to the head in Sanandaj while driving his car.
The human rights group Hengaw Organisation for Human Rights, who closely monitor events on the ground, have accused the Iranian regime of crimes against humanity by using brutal military force against the city’s civilian population, tweeting:
Hengaw emphasizes that what occurred in #Sanandaj last night is a blatant illustration of a crime against humanity. Employing brutal military force against the city's civilian population.#MahsaAmini#مهسا_امینی
— Hengaw Organization for Human Rights (@Hengaw_English) October 10, 2022