Reza Pahlavi, the exiled prince of Iran, has blamed Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei for the Zahedan Massacre last September.
Pahlavi's statement was made on social media platform X, where he described the incident as an act against the Iranian people.
The day, known as Bloody Friday, witnessed a devastating loss of life as approximately 100 protesters in the Baluch region of Iran, including women and children who were victims of direct gunfire from military and security forces.
"Each and every bullet that was fired at the heads and bodies of the most helpless children of Iran were bullets that targeted the whole of Iran," he said. "Undoubtedly, the main person responsible for this massacre is Ali Khamenei," Pahlavi added.
Many of them succumbed to severe head and chest injuries, marking a dark chapter in Iran's history unfolding amidst the uprising against the regime in the wake of the death of Mahsa Amini and the rape of a 15-year-old Baluch girl by the police chief of Chabahar.
Over 300 more were injured and the regime has since failed to take any action against the perpetrators or launch a transparent investigation. In March, an Iranian lawmaker called for justice for the victims of the massacre.
Moineddin Saeedi, representative of Chabahar city, warned President Ebrahim Raisi that the issue should be handled “with special attention” given the level of anti-regime sentiment and the animosity stirring in the Baluch dominant province.