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Tensions rise in Iran ahead of Mahsa Amini’s 40-day ceremony

Iranian students demonstrated across the country on Tuesday, defying a brutal crackdown as things escalate ahead of planned ceremonies marking 40 days of Mahsa Amini’s death.

As per the i24 news report, Wednesday, the 40th day since Amini’s death marked the end of the traditional mourning period in Iran.

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Videos on social media platforms showed protests in different universities in Iran. The new wave of protest came after activists suspected security forces of beating schoolgirls on Monday at the Shahid Sadr girl’s vocational school in Tehran.

According to Agence France-Presse, at the Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz in the southwestern province of Khuzestan, students chanted “A student may die but will not accept humiliation.”

Activists also reported that security forces warned Mahsa Amini’s parents not to hold a ceremony and not to ask people to visit her grave in Kurdistan province, otherwise “they should worry for their son’s life.”

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As per Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA), the statement from the Amini family stated “considering the circumstances and to avoid any unfortunate problem, we will not hold a ceremony marking the 40th day.”

However, activists suspected that statement was made under pressure and that tributes were nonetheless expected at Amini’s grave.

Only on Tuesday, more than 210 people were charged in linkage with the Kurdistan, Qazvin, and Isfahan protests.

The protests in Iran sparked after the death of a 22-year-old Kurdish lady who was detained and tortured by Iran’s morality police for not wearing proper attire.



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