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Mahsa Amini protests mark its 100th day

Masha Amini protests in Iran that shook the Islamic Republic in a push for change have reached 100 days.

The demonstrations in Iran broke out in September when a 22-year-old Kurd lady Mahsa Amini died after getting brutally tortured by Iran’s morality police for not wearing a proper costume.

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For the past 100 days Iran had been witnessing students gathering on the streets to demonstrate against the government they burnt Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s banners, ladies publicly left their hijabs at home, and protesters occasionally battled with security personnel.

Iran, for its turn, blamed hostile foreign powers mainly its arch-enemy the United States, as well as other Western countries including Britain and France, and exiled opposition groups for inciting the riots.

The rights organization disclosed on Wednesday that 476 people had died as a result of the widespread Mahsa Amini protests.

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In a statement, Iran Human Rights, a Norwegian NGO, reported that 476 people had died, including 34 women and 64 children and teenagers.

The largest death toll, 130, was reported in the province of Sistan and Baluchistan, followed by West Azerbaijan with 55 and Tehran with 52.

However, according to Iranian authorities, at least 200 people were killed during these protests.

Ibrahim Raisi, the president of Iran, also declared yesterday that the government would use force to suppress protests.

Tensions between Iran and the West increased since the commencement of the protests as a result of Western nations slapping many human rights sanctions on Tehran for oppression and crackdown on anti-government protesters.


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