Iran: at least 50 dead in repressed demonstrations according to an NGO

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10:32 p.m., September 23, 2022

Another heavy toll. According to the NGO Iran Human Rights, at least 50 people have died in the protests in the country, sparked almost a week ago after the death of Mahsa Amini, a young Iranian woman detained by the vice police for “wearing inappropriate clothing”.

According to the NGO Iran Human Rights, at least 50 people died during the repressed demonstrations in Iran. In the country, protests have multiplied in recent days in Tehran or even in Mashhad after the death of a young woman detained by the morality police for “wearing inappropriate clothes”.

Growing demonstrations

Mahsa Amini, aged 22 and from the Kurdistan region (north-west), was arrested on September 13 in Tehran where she was visiting with her family, for “wearing inappropriate clothes” by the morality police, a unit responsible for enforcing the Islamic Republic of Iran’s strict dress code for women.

After a first demonstration following his death on Saturday in Saghez, the hometown of Mahsa Amini, a protest of around 500 people took place in Sanandaj according to Fars, and new demonstrations continue to multiply. Three deaths had already been announced by an Iranian official on Tuesday, and 30 on Thursday, during demonstrations in Iranian Kurdistan.

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