Iranian regime municipality personnel destroying the home and few possessions of a desperately poor family in the predominantly Turkish Azeri city of Tabriz
This heart-rending footage, which has gone viral across social media inside and outside Iran, shows Iranian regime municipality personnel destroying the home and few possessions of a desperately poor family in the predominantly Turkish Azeri city of Tabriz, even while the womenfolk plead piteously with the officials not to leave them homeless and destitute. The regime officials ignoring the heartbreaking pleas and screams of the mother and daughters, razing the family’s home, apparently purely out of spite, and leaving the family, including young children, freezing in the snow-covered street amid the rubble of their home.
The women can be seen weeping and begging the officials, “Where should we go now? Where is our shelter? How can we cope with the freezing cold and winter snow?”
Iran Tag spoke with local human rights activists, who said that the regime authorities had arrived at the family’s home without giving any notice, accompanied by police officers and municipality personnel, not even presenting the family with a warrant or any official document before setting about destroying their home, and treating them with absolute disregard. The officials gave no reason for the destruction, with the family having no recourse to any legal action, complaint or compensation; sadly this is not an unusual scene in Iran, particularly in regions with a predominantly ethnic minority population, also including the Arab region of Ahwaz, with the regime routinely destroying random homes with no warrant or legal justification as a means of terrorising the people into abandoning any protest for regime change or speaking out at its constant callous abuses by reminding them that they are absolutely powerless.