‘Iranian women have taken to the streets to assert their fundamental rights and human dignity… and their peaceful protest is being countered by the government with bullets.’
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Iran So far 31 people have been killed in demonstrations after the death of a 22-year-old woman in police custody. An Oslo-origin NGO has claimed these deaths in an attempt by Iranian security forces to suppress the demonstrations. of protesters killed in six days of demonstrations Iran human rights has issued a statement presenting the figure. The organization’s director, Mahmoud Amiri-Moghaddam, said that “the people of Iran have taken to the streets to achieve their fundamental rights and human dignity … and the government is responding with bullets to their peaceful protest.”
IHR has confirmed that more than 30 deaths have taken place so far in the protests that started after the woman’s death in police custody. Not only this, hundreds of protesters and civil rights activists have been taken into custody. First Northern Province of Iran Kurdistan The protests had started in Mumbai, from where a 22-year-old woman, Mehsa Amini, belongs. Iranian police arrested the woman, who died in custody, for not wearing a hijab and not wearing trousers properly. However, the cause of death is yet to be ascertained. The Iranian President has also ordered an inquiry into the matter.
Women took to the streets across the country
However, in the meantime the protest has spread across the country and women have come out on the streets for their rights. In the recent demonstrations, women were seen cutting their hair and burning their hijabs. Women are on the streets for their rights and right to live in their own way, where they are allegedly pressurized to live in veils. The IHR said 11 people were killed on Wednesday night in the city of Amol in the northern Mazandaran province of the Caspian Sea and six in Babol in the same province.
‘Mere condemnation is not enough’
Meanwhile, a protestor has died in the major northeastern city of Tabriz, according to the NGO. The NGO’s director said that condemnation and expression of concern by the international community is no longer enough. 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.