Iran: at least 50 dead in repressed demonstrations, according to NGO Iran Human Rights

For a week, many demonstrations have taken place in several cities in the country, in reaction to the death of a young woman owned by the Police of mores.

Le Monde With AFP

At least 50 people have been killed in Iran since the start of the demonstrations to protest against the death of a woman owned by the mores of the mores, according to a balance sheet of the NGO Iran Human Rights , press release Friday, September 23. On Thursday, the organization, based in Oslo, had already mentioned an assessment of at least 31 dead, while the Iranian authorities recognized the death of 17 people – while denying any involvement of the security forces.

The death of Mahsa Amini, 22, aroused strong convictions in the world while international NGOs have denounced a “brutal” repression of demonstrations and that the Iranian president promised an investigation.

The young woman, from Kurdistan, had been arrested on September 13 in Tehran for “wearing inappropriate clothing” by the moral police, a unit responsible for enforcing the strict dress code in the Islamic Republic of Iran, Where women must cover their hair and are not allowed to wear short coats above the knee, tight pants or holes. She died on September 16 at the hospital. According to activists, she received a deadly blow to the head, but Iranian officials denied and announced an investigation.

The demonstrations were triggered immediately after the announcement of his death. Since then, they have taken place in fifteen cities, up to Qom, southwest of Tehran, a birthplace of the Iranian supreme guide, Ali Khamenei.

/Media reports.