‘Iranian crackdown on Mahsa Amini protests has resulted in at least 108 deaths’

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At least 108 people have died in Iran’s crackdown on more than three weeks of statewide protests brought on by Mahsa Amini’s passing.

According to the statement from the Oslo-based organization Iran Human Rights, the Iranian security forces also claimed at least 93 additional lives in separate battles in the city of Zahedan, in the southeast province of Sistan-Baluchistan.

Iran experienced nationwide unrest on September 16, when Amini, who had been detained by morality police in Tehran for allegedly violating the country’s severe dress code for women, passed away three days after going into a coma.

Meanwhile, protests over the alleged rape of a teenage girl by a police commander in the area on September 30 led to the outbreak of violence in Zahedan.

Human rights organizations on Tuesday expressed concern over the severity of the crackdown in Sanandaj, the capital of Amini’s native Kurdistan province in western Iran.

According to IHR internet censorship made it more difficult to find out the scale of repression in Kurdistan and foreshadowed a “bloody crackdown” on protesters in the western province.

According to the Oslo-based organization, there have been 11 fatalities in Tehran province, 12 in Gilan and West Azerbaijan, 14 in Kurdistan, 28 in Mazandaran province, and 28 in Kurdistan.

According to the report, kids who were demonstrating in the last week on the streets and at schools were also detained by the Iranian security forces.

Iran has also announced filing criminal charges against more than 100 individuals in two regions in connection with the protests that were started when Mahsa Amini passed away in detention last month.


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