Iran: Demonstrations will not weaken, pressure will not weaken

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SentSeptember 24, 2022, 12:43

IranianShows don’t get weaker, pressure doesn’t fade

At least 35 people were killed after eight nights of protests following the death of Mahsa Amini.

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Mahsa Amini, 22, was arrested on 13 September in Tehran for “wearing inappropriate clothes”.

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At least 35 people have been killed in Iran after eight consecutive nights. demonstrations triggered by death of a young Kurdish woman. “State television announced on Friday evening that the death toll in the country’s recent riots had risen to 35,” Borna News, a news agency affiliated with Iran’s Ministry of Sports, said on Saturday.

On Thursday, the same television reported that 17 people had died during these demonstrations, with authorities denying any involvement in the violence. But the bill is likely to be much heavier. The Oslo-based opposition NGO Iranian Human Rights (IHR) reported on Friday that at least 50 people were killed as security forces pressured the demonstrations.

‘No coups’ assured government

Mahsa Amini, 22, was arrested by police on September 13 for “wearing inappropriate clothing” in Tehran, accused of enforcing the Islamic Republic’s strict dress code. The young woman died 3 days later in the hospital where she was taken. His death sparked nightly protests in Iran’s major cities, including the capital, Tehran.

In Iran, women are required to cover their hair and are not allowed to wear short or tight coats or holey jeans. On Friday evening, Interior Minister Ahmed Vahidi reiterated that Mahsa Amini was not beaten by security forces. According to the news in the local press, Vahidi said to the young woman, “Reports were received from surveillance services, witnesses were interviewed, videos were examined, forensic opinions were taken and it was decided that there was no beating.”

“irresponsible positions”

According to him, the Iranian government is “investigating the cause of Mahsa Amini’s death (but) we have to wait for the coroner’s final opinion, which takes time”. Vahidi also criticized “those who take irresponsible attitudes, (…) and incite violence” and accused them of “following the USA, European countries and anti-revolutionary groups”. The Interior Ministry warned on Saturday that it will continue to deal with the riots, “respecting all legal and Islamic norms to protect the rights of citizens.”

According to media and activists, demonstrators in many Iranian cities clashed with security forces, burned police vehicles and chanted anti-government slogans. New night demonstrations were held across the country on Friday, after several thousand people marched in favor of mandatory wearing of the veil at the call of the authorities. Online videos show scenes of violence in other major cities, including Tehran and Tabriz.

According to Tasnim agency, the chief of police, General Azizollah Maleki, announced that Iranian authorities have arrested 739 people, including 60 women, in the province of Guilan (north). They are accused of participating in demonstrations.

(AFP)

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