Two males killed in Iran throughout protests over dying in custody, rights group says By Reuters

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© Reuters. A newspaper with a canopy image of Mahsa Amini, a girl who died after being arrested by the Islamic republic’s “morality police” is seen in Tehran, Iran September 18, 2022. Majid Asgaripour/WANA (West Asia Information Company) by way of REUTERS

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DUBAI (Reuters) -Two males had been killed in Iran on Monday throughout protests over the dying of a younger lady whereas she was within the custody of the morality police, a Kurdish rights group mentioned, as demonstrations ignited by the incident went on for a 3rd day.

Mahsa Amini, 22, fell right into a coma and died following her arrest in Tehran final week by morality police imposing strict hijab guidelines, sparking demonstrations in quite a few areas, together with the Kurdish area from the place she got here, Tehran and different cities.

The Hengaw rights group mentioned the 2 males had been killed within the city of Divandarreh, a part of the Kurdish area of Iran the place protests have been probably the most intense.

There was no official affirmation of the deaths. State TV mentioned a variety of protesters had been arrested, however rejected “some claims of deaths on social media” by displaying two injured youths who denied stories that they had been killed. Their names had been totally different than these in Hengaw’s report.

Reuters couldn’t independently confirm Hengaw’s report.

“In Monday’s protests within the city of Divandarreh, no less than two residents – Fouad Qadimi and Mohsen Mohammadi – died after being taken to Kosar Hospital in Sanandaj and 15 others had been injured,” Hengaw mentioned on Twitter (NYSE:). It didn’t say how they died.

A video posted on Twitter earlier by Hengaw confirmed protesters throwing rocks whereas a person may very well be heard saying, “There’s a battle in Divandarreh. The damned (police) brokers are attacking”.

Reuters couldn’t confirm the authenticity of the video.

Amini’s dying has been condemned nationwide, with the Persian hashtag #MahsaAmini reaching practically 2 million Twitter mentions.

Iranian police mentioned earlier on Monday her dying was an “unlucky incident,” and denied accusations of mistreatment.

Iran’s morality police implement strict guidelines imposed since Iran’s 1979 Islamic revolution requiring girls to cowl their hair and put on loose-fitting garments in public.

In Washington, a White Home spokesperson mentioned there should be accountability for Amini’s dying.

“Mahsa Amini’s dying after accidents sustained whereas in police custody for carrying an ‘improper’ hijab is an appalling and egregious affront to human rights,” a spokesperson for the White Home Nationwide Safety Council mentioned.

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