Iran, night of protests and blood: at least 15 dead and women beaten in the subway

In Iran, protests over the death of Masha Amini, the 22-year-old killed by morale police after her arrest, have entered their third month and show no signs of abating. Yesterday, 15 more people died, harsh police repression even on subway trains.

Edited by Davide Falcioni

A new night of chaos and violence with dozens of dead and injured and numerous arrests: protests in Iran for death of Masha Aminithe 22-year-old killed by the morale police after her arrest, has entered her third month and shows no signs of slowing down.

On the contrary, the protests – which began after the alleged murder of the young woman on September 16 – have intensified in recent days on the occasion of the commemorations of the 2019 mobilizations, in which 300 people lost their lives. At least 15 people died yesterday alone; among them, even a 9-year-old boy.

“Woman, Life, Freedom” was the slogan resounded last night in many Iranian cities, in Tehran, Gorgan, Sanandaj or Isfahan, where demonstrators danced around bonfires. The chaos caused by the protests was “exploited by terrorist groups”, local media reported: in Ize, in the south of the country, gunmen on motorcycles opened fire on passers-by and police in the city’s central market, killing at least seven people and injuring 15. .

Three suspects have been arrested for alleged involvement in the attack, said Ali Dehqani, director of the Justice Department in Khuzestan, where Ize is based. Heavy clashes broke out in the city last night and protesters set fire to a religious seminary, according to Tasnim.

In another attack, gunmen on motorcycles fired at security forces in Isfahan, killing two Basiji (Islamic militants) and wounding eight others. In addition, three people died in the city of Semirom, in the province of Isfahan, in circumstances not clarified by the authorities.

In Tehran – the capital of Iran – security forces opened fire on travelers at a subway station and they beat women who did not wear the obligatory headscarf. Footage shared on social media showed passengers running towards the exits, many of them falling and being trampled, after police opened fire on a crowded platform.

In Iran, at least 326 people, including 43 minors, were killed in the police crackdown, according to the Oslo-based NGO Iran Human Rights. In addition, so far five people have been sentenced to death for their participation in the demonstrations, while around 2,000 have been charged with various crimes related to the protests.

Source: Fan Page IT