Iran: At least 92 dead in crackdown on women-led protests

Published date03 October 2022
Publication titleIsrael National News (Israel)
Amini, a 22-year-old Kurdish Iranian, was pronounced dead on September 16 after she was detained for allegedly breaching rules requiring women to wear hijab headscarves and modest clothes

Her death sparked Iran's biggest wave of popular unrest in almost three years.

According to the Oslo-based Iran Human Rights, 41 people died in clashes Friday in Iran's far southeast, an area bordering Afghanistan and Pakistan. Those protests were sparked by accusations a police chief in the region had raped a teenage girl of the Baluch Sunni minority, it said.

Clashes between protesters and security forces in Iran have rocked cities nationwide for 16 nights in a row after they first flared in western regions home to Amini and Iran's Kurdish minority.

IHR director Mahmood Amiry-Moghaddam urged the international community to take urgent steps against the Islamic republic to stop the killing of Iranian protesters, saying they amount to "crimes against humanity".

At least 92 protesters in the Mahsa Amini rallies have been killed so far, said IHR, which has been working to assess the death toll despite internet outages and...

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