Protests over the death of Mahsa Amini already leave 35 dead in Iran

Iranian state television raised the dead to 35 in the protests that have shaken the country for eight days over the case of Mahsa Amini, who died after being arrested for not wearing the veil properly, a mandatory garment in the Persian country. “35 people, including policemen, have been killed in the riots,” state television said. IRIB on their news late last night.

The protests began on Friday the 16th when the death of Mahsa Amini was known after being detained by the Moral Police for wearing the veil wrong and have spread throughout the country.

The government began restricting the internet on Wednesday, with mobile networks cut from afternoon to morning since then, making it difficult for protesters, journalists and activists to use social media to share photos, videos and information about what is happening. .

In turn, the iranian army He warned that “he is ready” to help the Police deal with the protesters “to defend national security.” The military described the protests as “desperate actions of the enemy’s diabolical strategy to weaken the Islamic regime”, following the government version that the demonstrations are incited by the “foreign enemy” with the intervention of embassies and intelligence services of other countries. .

Despite internet outages and warnings from the authorities that they will not allow “chaos”, many Iranians protested again last night in many parts of the country. “You can’t kill us all”shouted a protester to the Police in the city of Rudsar, in the north of the country, according to an unverified video shared by activists and journalists.

The death of Mahsa Amini

Amini was arrested on Tuesday of last week by the so-called Morale Police in Tehran, where she was visiting, and was taken to a police station to attend “an hour of re-education” for wearing the veil wrong.

He died three days later in a hospital where he arrived in a coma after suffering a heart attackwhich the authorities have attributed to health problems, something rejected by the family.

His death has managed to galvanize thousands of Iranians through pain and empathy, unlike other occasions when the demonstrations were reduced to fragmented social groups mobilized by the economy.

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