Following a wave of arrests in Iran the regime has resorted to opening up black sites in Musandam – essentially subcontracting to the Sultanate of Oman its penitentiary needs. With over 14,000 incarcerations since the beginning of the protests last September Iran’s jails have reached capacity.
Previous reports from within the Islamic Republic already raised the alarm in Late October warning that IRGC had opened up ‘safe houses’ to offer protesters the ‘opportunity’ to be re-educated and brought back to the regime’s fold, through both coercion and brainwashing. Unable to contain Iranians’ rage against the regime, Iran’s security apparatus has turned deadly, choosing to export prisoners outside of its borders to better claim deniability.
With no recourse or means of appeals thousands of families could lose their loved ones without ever knowing what has happened to them.
While the regime has made good use in the past of such techniques so its men could suffocate dissent through dissuasion, never to such extent.
Thousands of lives today, including that of teenagers, stand in the balance.
Once prisoners reach Musandam, which lies only 70km away from the coast of Iran, they can be completely disappeared – to put it plainly executed, without the regime having to ever justify or acknowledge their existence again.
Oman’s participation in such abject human rights violations cannot and should not be overlooked, especially if we consider that Musandam has also become a training ground for terror outfits such Hamas, Hezbollah and the Houthis over the past few months.
Reports have pointed out to an increased concentration of men and military equipment in the enclave, leading many to believe the Islamic Republic is planning to export violence outside of its borders to distract public attention from calls for regime change within.