Thousands of people protest in Iran against the Iranian fundamentalist regimeGettyAmong the deceased are a 16-year-old boy and a mother of three childrenAccording to statistics provided by Hengaw, more than 400 wounded are countedThe Hengaw Human Rights organization has reported that there are 11 people, including a 16-year-old boy and a mother of three children, who have died in the context of the protests that are taking place in the Iranian province of Kurdistan over the death of a woman after being detained by wear the veil wrong. As reported by the NGO on its official Twitter profile, two of the deceased were from the city of Divandaré, while another four were from Piranshahrm, Saqqez, Dehgolan and Qasr-e Shirin. Likewise, four other people have died in the city of Urmía. However, according to the statistics provided by Hengaw, more than 400 wounded are counted. Protesters have taken to the streets in at least 50 cities and towns across the country, thus causing the largest wave of protests since thousands of people came out in 2019 against the increase in the price of gasoline. they have had their epicenter in the Kurdish-majority areas of the northwest of the country, although they have spread to numerous cities, including the capital, Tehran. In fact, this very Wednesday, the governor of Shiraz, Lorfolá Shibani, has indicated that a police officer died on Tuesday as part of an incident in the city of Mashhad (northeast) that also left four other officers injured. According to the NGO Center for Statistics and Documents, in the last four days, more than 500 Kurdish citizens have been arrested by the security forces. Hengaw has denounced in a statement that “many injured have not visited medical centers for fear of being arrested.” Mahsa Amini, 22, a member of the Iranian Kurdish minority, was arrested on September 13 in Tehran for dressing improperly. and died three days after falling into a coma after fainting in a detention center, amid allegations of torture and ill-treatment. The Tehran Police came out of the controversy on Monday and assured that Amini’s death was an “unfortunate incident”, while the Iranian president, Ebrahim Raisi, spoke on Sunday by phone with the family and promised a thorough investigation to clarify the happened.
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