Woman dies in custody: protest continues in Iran – Iran Riot

Tehran ∙ The protest that started in Iran in protest against the death of a young woman in police custody entered the 7th day. The unofficial estimate is that 9 people were killed in police firing. According to media reports, 17 people were killed in western Iran alone, including 2 security personnel. The agitation spread to 14 cities. Many people were arrested.

The death of a Kurdish woman, Mahsa Amini (22), who was arrested by the police on the 13th in Tehran for not wearing a hijab, sparked a national protest. This is the biggest anti-government protest in the country in recent years.

With the growing anger against the government through social media, internet control came into effect in the country. The government has warned that strict action will be taken against those who spread fake news. Videos of women protesting by burning their hijabs, cutting their hair, and mobs burning effigies of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei have gone viral on social media. The unrest is most intense in the northwestern region of Iran.

Relatives claimed that the young woman died as a result of being beaten by the police. But the police said the woman had fainted due to heart disease. Apart from the United Nations, the United States and the European Union have come out against Iran.

English summary: Protest continues in Iran

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