Iran: At least 92 dead in anti-government protests
by Karen Faulkner, Worthy News Correspondent
(Worthy News) – At least 92 people have been killed in Iran amid ongoing nationwide anti-government protests triggered by the death of Mahsa Amini, a young woman who died in custody on September 16 after being arrested by Iranian morality police for not wearing her hijab properly, the Associated Press reported Sunday.
It has been difficult to monitor the situation in Iran, and to keep an accurate tally of the deaths, as the Tehran regime has cut off the internet to keep its citizens in isolation, AP said. Nevertheless, the Norway-based Iran Human Rights (IHR) NGO said on Sunday at least 92 people have been killed as the government carries out a “bloody repression” of protests.
The IHR noted that at least 41 people were slaughtered by Iranian security forces on Friday, after a report circulated that a police officer had raped a 15-year-old girl in the city, AP reports.
“The killing of protesters in Iran, especially in Zahedan, amounts to crimes against humanity,” IHR director Mahmood Amiry-Moghaddam said in a statement.
“The international community has a duty to investigate this crime and prevent further crimes from being committed by the Islamic Republic,” Amiry-Moghaddam said.
Meanwhile, rallies were held in 150 cities around the world on Sunday, as thousands gathered in support of Iranian women now fighting for freedom from the oppressive ultra-conservative Islamic government that has suppressed them since 1979.
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