The authorities of Iran They made a balance of more than 300 deaths in the protests that have taken place in the country since mid-September, as a result of the death in detention of Mahsa Aminiaccused of breaching the rigid women’s dress code.
Death in detention on September 16, Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old Iranian Kurdish girl, sparked a wave of protests first in Tehran and then in different provinces of the country. The mobilizations were repressed by the forces of order.
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I don’t have the latest stats but I think we may have had more than 300 martyrs and people killed among the best boys in this country as a result of this incident.”said the general, referring to the forces of order and the demonstrators. Amirali HajizadehCommander of the United States Aerospace Force Guardians of the Revolutionthe elite army of Iranin a video released by the Mehr agency.
The figure includes dozens of police officers, soldiers and militants killed in clashes with protesters or killed, according to Iranian authorities.
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For its part, the NGO Iran Oslo-based Human Rights claims that the “repression of protests in Iran” caused at least 416 deaths.
That figure includes those killed in the violence unleashed after protests over Amini’s death, as well as those killed in riots in the southeastern province of Sistan Balochistan.
In this province with a Sunni majority – as opposed to the Shiite branch prevailing in the rest of the country – there were protests at the end of September over the alleged rape of a 15-year-old girl by a police officer. The demonstrations were also repressed, according to Iran Human Rights.
In the demonstrations for the death of Mahsa Aminithousands of Iranians and about forty foreigners were arrested, and more than 2,000 people charged, according to judicial authorities.
Among the defendants, six were sentenced to death in the first instance and their fate now depends on the Supreme Court, which must decide what to do with its resources.
Since the 1979 Islamic revolution, all women have been required by law to cover their hair in public with a veil and wear modest clothing. The morality police patrol the streets to verify compliance with this rule.
However, for two decades, more and more women have left their highlights in Tehran and other large cities of Iran.
Mahsa Amini’s death caused enormous outrage among the population. And the effects have been felt even at the World Cup in Qatar, where Iranian national team players refused last week to sing the national anthem against England in protest.
This Tuesday they will play in Doha against the United States to seek a place in the round of 16, in what is announced as a game with a strong political charge.
For its part, the Iranian justice system announced the release of more than 1,100 detainees, after the victory of the Iranian team against Wales on Friday.
“Following the order of the head of the judiciary after the victory of the national team, 1,156 detainees were released from prisons in 20 provinces of the country,” said the Mizan Online Judicial Authority agency on Tuesday, which specified that this figure includes people arrested during recent protests.
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