Protests are sweeping Iran & women are burning their hijabs after the death last week of Mahsa Amini, following her arrest by the “morality police”. Human rights groups say at least 8 have been killed. Last night, I planned to ask President Raisi about all this and much more. 1/7
— Christiane Amanpour (@amanpour) September 22, 2022
At least 31 civilians have been killed in Iranian security forces crackdown on protests over the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini over the hijab, an Oslo NGO said on Thursday. Mahsa Amini was killed during moral policing in Iran. Mahsa’s head was slightly open. On this, the Moral Police of Ilan caught them and took them away. He died during interrogation. After that, anti-hijab protests erupted in Iran. The workers of the women’s organization are setting their hijab on fire.
Mahmoud Amiri-Moqaddam, director of the non-governmental organization Iran Human Rights (IHR), said in a statement, “The people of Iran have taken to the streets to regain their fundamental rights and human dignity … and their peaceful protest with government bullets.” is answering.
— Afshin Ismaeli (@Afshin_Ismaeli) September 22, 2022
The IHR said it confirmed protests taking place in more than 30 cities and other urban centres. She raised concerns over “mass arrests” of protesters and civil society activists.
Protests began last week in Iran’s northern state of Kurdistan, where Amini originated, but have now spread across the country. The 11 people killed Wednesday night in the city of Amol in northern Mazandaran province and the same province, the IHR said. The deaths of six people are involved in Ke Babol.
Meanwhile, one protester was also reported dead in the major northeastern city of Tabriz. The director of IHR said that condemnation and concern by the international community in this regard is no longer enough.
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Earlier, Kurdish rights group Hangau said that 15 people, including eight, were killed on Wednesday night in Kurdistan province and other Kurdish-populated areas of Iran’s north.