The number differs from the report by the NGO Iran Human Rights, which mentions 448 victims, not counting police, soldiers and militiamen killed in clashes
Protests in Iran have been taking place since September 16, following the announcement of the death of Mahsa Amini
A balance released by the Iranian authorities points out that more than 300 people have died since the beginning of the demonstrations in Iran, which began on September 16 after the announcement of the death of Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old Kurdish woman who died after being taken away by the morality police for wearing ‘inappropriate attire’. “I don’t have the most recent data, but I believe we had perhaps more than 300 martyrs and people killed among the best young people in this country as a result of this incident,” said General Amirali Hajizadeh, referring to the security forces and demonstrators. , commander of the Revolutionary Guard Aerospace Force, the elite army of the Will, in a video released by the Mehr agency. Amini’s death sparked a wave of demonstrations in Tehran and in several provinces of the country, and the protests were repressed with great violence by security forces. The toll includes dozens of police, soldiers and militiamen killed in clashes with demonstrators, or murdered, according to Iranian authorities. Amini’s case gained so much repercussion that there were protests in the world Cup🇧🇷
While the Iranian authorities speak of 300 deaths, the NGO Iran Human Rights, based in Oslo, claims that the “repression of protests in Iran” has left at least 448 dead, including 60 minors, according to a new balance released today that did not includes agents of the security forces. Since the 1979 Islamic Revolution, all women have been required by law to cover their hair in public with a veil and to wear clothing considered discreet. The morality police patrol the streets to verify compliance with this rule. Over the past two decades, however, many women have not covered their hair in Tehran and other major cities in Iran.
*With information from AFP
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