(MENAFN- Trend News Agency)
BAKU, Azerbaijan, September 22. More than 100
police officers and security personnel were injured during the
protests in Iran's Kurdistan Province (western Iran), over the past
few days, Chief of the Law Enforcement Command of Iran's Kurdistan
Province Ali Azadi told IRNA, Trend reports.
Reportedly, 4 people died during the protests in Iran's
As of September 19, a number of protests have been held in
several cities of Iran. The protests were prompted by the murder of
22-year-old Iranian woman Mahsa Amini by Tehran's morality
As previously reported, the girl was beaten while in police
custody for allegedly violating strict hijab rules.
Hijab was made mandatory for women in Iran shortly after the
country's 1979 revolution. Women who break the strict dress code
risk being arrested by Iran's morality police.
Based on the dress code, women are required to fully cover their
hair in public and wear long, loose-fitting clothes.
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