People are taking to the streets all over the world In support of the Iranian people’s struggle for freedom, human rights and democracy.
There have been large demonstrations across Iran since the death of 22-year-old Masha Amini in Iranian police custody on September 16.
Amini was arrested for violating the strict dress code for women. The cause of her death is still unknown.
At least 133 people have reportedly been killed in two weeks of violent protests across the country. 41 of them were reportedly killed by Iranian security forces in clashes in the southeastern city of Sahedan last week. It informs Human Rights Committee Iran Human Rights (IHR).
– In Iran, especially in Sahedan, killings of demonstrators should be considered crimes against humanity, says Mahmoud Amiri-Moghadam, head of IHR, NTB.
The protests in Iran have grown into the largest demonstrations against Iranian authorities since 2019 – and have spread to major cities such as Tehran, Isfahan, Rasht and Shiraz.
On the streets of Tehran’s historic business district, protesters chanted slogans such as “If we don’t unite we will be killed one by one,” Reuters reports.
In response to the protests, the Iranian government Limited internet access in the countryThis makes it difficult to determine what is happening on the ground.
Iranian officials say several members of the security forces have been killed, and accuse the US of using the unrest to try to destabilize Iran.
State television said on Friday that unidentified men opened fire on a police station in Jahedan, killing 19 people, including security forces, prompting security forces to return fire, Reuters reports.
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