5 December 2022

Dubai : Protests ignited by the death of a young woman in police custody continued across Iran on Sunday in defiance of a crackdown by the authorities, as a human rights group said at least 185 people, including children, had been killed in demonstrations. Anti-government protests that began on September 17 at the funeral of 22 – year – old Mahsa Amini, have turned into the biggest challenge to Iran’s clerical leaders in years, with protesters calling for the downfall of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

” At least 185 people, including at least 19 children, have been killed in the protests, Norway – based Iran Human Rights said on Saturday.

Authorities have described the protests as a plot by Iran’s foes, including the US.

Protests go on in Iran
Protests go on in Iran

Videos shared online showed protests in dozens of cities across Iran on Sunday with hundreds of high school girls and university students participating despite the use of tear gas and in many cases live ammunition by security forces, rights groups said. A video posted on Twitter by the activist 1500tasvir showed security forces armed with clubs attacking students at another, high school in Tehran. In man shouted ” don’t hit my wife, she is pregnant” while trying to protect her from police in Rafsanjan on Saturday. Amini was arrested on September 13 for wearing ” inappropriate attire “. She died three days later. A state coroner’s report said she died from pre-existing medical conditions.

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