At least 50 dead after Iranian women protested, took off their headscarves

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At least 50 dead after Iranian women protested, took off their headscarves

At least 50 people have been killed during a women’s protest in light of a Kurdish woman’s arrest and death in Iran.

The protests erupted following the death of Mahsa Amini while she was in the custody of the morality police, an NGO said.

Six people died after being attacked by security personnel in the town of Rezvanshahr, in the northern province of Gilan, on Thursday night, according to the Oslo-based NGO Iran Human Rights (IHR).

Video footage on social media showed Iranian women pulling off their headscarves during the rally in Iran’s city of Saveh.

Demonstrations spread to most major urban centers after the death of Kurdish woman Mahsa in police custody after her arrest last week by Iran’s morality police for allegedly wearing a hijab in an “improper” way.

Fatalities have also been reported in Babol, Amol, and northern Iran.

Human rights groups have also reported deaths in the northern Kurdistan region.

State-organized demonstrations took place in several Iranian cities to counter nationwide anti-government unrest triggered by Mahsa’s death in police custody, with marchers calling for the execution of “rioters.

The Treasury Department said on Friday that American tech companies would be permitted to increase their operations in Iran, where most Internet access has been restricted in reaction to anti-government demonstrations. BKM/ Expat Media


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