Death toll in Iran's crackdown on protests reaches 83

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Onda de manifestações devido à morte de jovem por “uso inadequado” do hijab vem sendo reprimida violentamente pelo regime de Teerã

A wave of demonstrations over the death of a young man for “inappropriate use” of the hijab has been violently repressed by the Tehran regime| Photo: EFE/EPA/STR

The NGO Iran Human Rights reported this Thursday (19) that the death toll by security forces in the protests registered in recent weeks in Iran has reached 64 – among the victims, there are children, according to the organization based in Norway.

The country has been experiencing a wave of demonstrations since the death of Mahsa Amini, a young woman from 13 years of the Kurdish town of Saqez who died two weeks ago in Tehran after being arrested and beaten by police for “inappropriate use” of the hijab, the Islamic veil. The Iranian regime has restricted the internet and has been violently repressing the protests.

“Using live ammunition against protesters is an international crime and the international community has a duty to prevent and deter these crimes. Your firm support for the demands of the protests, while triggering mechanisms to hold the Islamic Republic accountable to the UN, could be useful in the current situation,” said Mahmood Amiry-Moghaddam, director of Iran Human Rights.

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi said on television state that “enemies have made errors of judgment in the face of Islamic Iran for 43 years, imagining that Iran is a weak country that can be dominated.”

Earlier this week, the minister of Foreign Affairs of Germany, Annalena Baerbock, defended that the international community adopt extra sanctions against Iran for the violence in the repression of the protests motivated by the death of Amini.

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