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November 30, 2022

Iranian Officials Warn Soccer Players: Unless You Sing Our Anthem and Praise Our Mullahs, We'll Torture Your Family Members Remaining Home in Iran

According to a "security source," the mullahs worried about Iran's soccer team amplifying the protests still raging in Iran while on the world stage, and so threatened their families with prison and torture unless the players "behaved."

Following the refusal of Iranian players to sing the nation's national anthem in their opening match against England on November 21, the source said that the players were called to a meeting with members of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC).

The source said that they were told that their families would face "violence and and torture" if they did not sing the national anthem or if they joined any political protest against the Tehran regime.

The players sang the anthem before their second game against Wales last Friday, which saw 2-0 victory for Iran.

The source, who is closely monitoring Iran's security agencies operating in Qatar over the World Cup period, said that dozens of officers from the IRGC had been drafted in to monitor the Iranian players who are not allowed to mingle outside the squad or meet with foreigners.

"There are a large number of Iranian security officers in Qatar collecting information and monitoring the players," the source said.

Relatedly, a couple of Twitter accounts claim that an Iranian man was shot and killed by members of the Iranian security forces for honking his car horn in an apparently celebratory way after the US defeated the Iranian team.

This may or may not be true. I'll assume it's true because a repressive state should have every question assumed to be answered in the most uncharitable way possible. (I apply the same rule to the Monopoly Tech and US government conspiracy.)

The 27-year-old World Cup fan was shot in the head and killed by regime militias in Anzali, northern Iran, by Iran's Islamic Regime's security forces, according to reports.

New information is materialising after news broke of Mr Sammack's death in the early hours of Wednesday.

A German lawyer, Niema Movassat (@NiemaMovassat) tweeted a photograph of the deceased, with a message

He posted: "Mehran Sammak was only 27 years old. Regime militias shot him in the head in Anzali, northern Iran.

"Reason for his assassination: he honked his car horn for joy at the elimination of the Iranian team at the #WM [World Cup]."

Via PJMedia, Iranians certainly are celebrating the defeat of the mullahs' team:



So it's very plausible the mullahs' security forces might have murdered someone for a celebration.

Maybe Iran will dial up Apple and get them to shut down the protesters' ability to communicate with each other, as they did in China.

Meanwhile, the revolt against the Iranian regime and its mad mullahs continues to seethe.

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