In Syrian north, girls protest over loss of life of Iran’s Amini By Reuters

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© Reuters. Girls burn headscarves throughout a protest over the loss of life of 22-year-old Kurdish lady Mahsa Amini in Iran, within the Kurdish-controlled metropolis of Qamishli, northeastern Syria September 26, 2022. REUTERS/Orhan Qereman

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QAMISHLI, Syria (Reuters) – A whole lot of ladies protested in Kurdish-controlled northern Syria on Monday over the loss of life of an Iranian Kurdish lady within the custody of Iran’s morality police, with some chopping their hair and burning headscarves in an echo of demonstrations in Iran.

Mahsa Amini, 22, died earlier this month after being arrested in Tehran by police imposing the Islamic Republic’s strict restrictions on girls’s gown. Her loss of life has touched off Iran’s greatest unrest since 2019.

Protesters held aloft footage of Amini as they marched via a avenue within the northeastern Syrian metropolis of Qamishli.

“She was subjected to brutal remedy by the Iranian tyrants. We do not settle for this insult to any lady in society,” mentioned Sawsan Hussein, 52, an worker of the Kurdish-led administration who was on the protest.

Amini’s father has mentioned she had no well being issues and that she suffered bruises to her legs in custody and holds the police answerable for her loss of life.

Iranian police have denied harming her, saying she fell unwell as she waited with different detained girls. Iran’s international ministry on Monday accused the USA of utilizing the protests to attempt to destabilise the Islamic Republic.

Kurdish teams have managed swathes of north and northeastern Syria because the early days of the Syrian civil conflict, establishing autonomy as President Bashar al-Assad – an ally of Iran – sought to place down rebellions elsewhere in Syria.

“We help the protests and uprisings in Iran,” mentioned Arwa al-Saleh, a member of the Kongra Star girls’s rights organisation that known as for the protest. “No to injustice, no to oppression … sure to girls’s rights,” she mentioned.

Girls have performed a distinguished position within the demonstrations in Iran, waving and burning their veils, with some publicly chopping their hair in a direct problem to clerical leaders. Iran’s Kurdistan province is among the area’s swept by unrest.

The Kurdish ethnic minority reside largely in a area straddling the borders of Armenia, Iraq, Iran, Syria and Turkey.

Dozens of individuals protested over Amini’s loss of life on Sunday within the Iraqi Kurdish city of Suli. Final week, considered one of Iraq’s important Kurdish leaders – Masoud Barzani – known as her household to pay condolences.

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