Iran protest crackdown leaves over 76 deaths

(MENAFN) The Iranian experts’ restriction on protests after the passing of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini killed more than 76 people, the Norway-based Iran Human Rights (IHR) NGO made an announcement on Monday.

“We call on the international community to decisively and unitedly take practical steps to stop the killing and torture of protesters,” on the words of IHR director Mahmood Amiry-Moghaddam, saying that video footage and death certificates gained by the group indicated “live ammunition is being directly fired at protesters”.

It also noted deaths have been witnessed in 14 provinces in Iran, with the highest figure, 25, recorded in the northern Mazandaran province on the Caspian Sea, while three deaths have been found in Tehran, it added.

IHR went on to state “most families have been forced to quietly bury their loved ones at night and pressured against holding public funerals”.

“Many families were threatened with legal charges if they publicized their deaths.”


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