Tijdlijn protesten in Iran infographic
Graphic shows key events in Iran since Mahsa Amini's death in custody.


Protesten in Iran escaleren

By Jordi Bou

October 27, 2022 - Iran’s clerical rulers have faced one the biggest protests since anti-government demonstrations erupted six weeks ago in response to the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini, who died in custody after being detained by morality police for “inappropriate attire”.

Tens of thousands of people took to the streets in all major cities, as well as other places where demonstrations had subsided recently.

The escalation came after protesters marked 40 days since Amini died, sparking the unrest.

It is the most serious challenge to the Islamic republic since its inception.

Norway-based Iran Human Rights says at least 234 protesters, including 29 children, have been killed by security forces in crackdowns so far. Iran's leaders have portrayed the unrest as "riots" fomented by foreigners.

PUBLISHED: 28/10/2022; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Newscom