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A infografia mostra as 15 províncias onde a Iran Human Rights relatou mortes de manifestantes.


Protestos no Irão pela morte de mulher

By Duncan Mil

September 30, 2022 - Continuam os protestos em todas as cidades do Irão pela morte de Mahsa Amini às mãos da polícia, quando os grupos de direitos humanos dizem que morreram pelo menos 83 pessoas em duas semanas de manifestações.

Mahsa Amini, 22, from the Iranian Kurdish town of Saqez, was arrested on September 14 in Tehran for “unsuitable attire” by the so-called morality police that enforces the Islamic Republic’s strict dress code for women.

Amini’s cousin, Erfan Mortezaei, described the arrest. Speaking to Sky News, Mortezaei said Mahsa had gone shopping in Tehran with relatives, including her brother, Ashkan. When they saw Mahsa, the morality police decided her hijab was not correct.

“Ashkan tried to explain to them they were not in their home city, and were strangers in Tehran, so please take that into consideration.”

“The police officers pepper-sprayed Ashkan in the face and forced Mahsa into the van and took her to the morality police station.”

Mortezaei said a witness in the police van told the family what happened next.

“During the journey to the police station, she was tortured,” he said. She fainted at the police station before being taken to Tehran’s Kasra hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

“She suffered a concussion from a blow to the head,” Mortezaei said.

Norway-based Iran Human Rights have reported the deaths of at least 83 people in the nationwide protests across 15 of Iran’s 31 provinces.

PUBLISHED: 30/09/2022; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Iran wire