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Iranian regime forces shot dead three protesters in Kurdistan, the province where Mahsa Amini was killed

Fire and smoke in Fuladshahr, Isfahan province, Iran, in this still image obtained from a social media video posted on November 17, 2022 obtained by REUTERS
Fire and smoke in Fuladshahr, Isfahan province, Iran, in this still image obtained from a social media video posted on November 17, 2022 obtained by REUTERS

The iranian security forces shot dead at least three protesters this Saturday in the northwest of the country during protests triggered by the death of the young woman Mahsa Aminiad hengawan Iranian Kurdish advocacy NGO.

“The repressive government forces opened fire on protesters in the city of divandarrehkilling at least three civilians”, he told the news agency AFP this NGO based in Norway.

The clerical leadership of the country, under the Ayatollah Ali Khameneifaces his biggest challenge since the Islamic Revolution of 1979, in two months of violent demonstrations following Amini’s death in custody on 16 September.

The authorities have responded with a crackdown that the Oslo-based Iran Human Rights group says has left at least 342 deadhalf a dozen people already sentenced to death and more than 15,000 detainees.

Referential image of a group of people lighting a bonfire during a protest over the death of Mahsa Amini in Tehran, Iran.  September 21, 2022. WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS/File
Referential image of a group of people lighting a bonfire during a protest over the death of Mahsa Amini in Tehran, Iran. September 21, 2022. WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS/File

Protesters have been killed in 22 of the 31 provinces of Iranreported on Wednesday Iran Human Rightsincluding 123 in Sistan-Balochistan and 32 in Amini’s home province of Kurdistan.

Amini, a 22-year-old Iranian girl of Kurdish origin, died three days after being detained in Tehran by the well-known Morale Police for an alleged breach of the Islamic Republic’s compulsory veiling law.

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The corpse of the protester ‘seized’

Protests intensified overnight in the city of Bukanin Kurdistan, where the Revolutionary Guards opened fire on crying family members at a murdered protester and his body was taken from the hospital before being buried at an undisclosed location, Hengaw said.

Activists accuse Iranian security forces of carrying out secret burials of the protesters they have killed, to prevent more violence from breaking out at their funerals.

A drone is seen during a military exercise by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) ground forces in Aras area, East Azerbaijan province, Iran, October 19, 2022. IRGC/WANA (Asian News Agency Occidental)/Propaganda via REUTERS/File
A drone is seen during a military exercise by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) ground forces in Aras area, East Azerbaijan province, Iran, October 19, 2022. IRGC/WANA (Asian News Agency Occidental)/Propaganda via REUTERS/File

“Last night, after the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) forces attacked the Shahid Gholi Pur hospital in Bukan, they seized the body of shahryar mohammadi and secretly buried him,” Hengaw reported, adding that the forces “opened fire on his family, inflicting injuries on at least five of them.”

On the other hand, in a video published by the monitor 1500tasvirHundreds of mourners are seen marching along a road near Mahabad in West Azerbaijan province on Saturday for the funeral of kamal ahmedpoura young man shot dead by security forces.

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“The forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran have significantly increased the use of lethal weapons in the attacks against the demonstrators in the last five days”, said hengaw to AFP.

The human rights group said security forces had killed at least 25 people in Kurdistan since Tuesday, when protesters poured into the streets in the anniversary of a deadly 2019 crackdown known as the “Bloody Aban” – or bloody November.

“Twenty-three people died from direct fire, one from torture and one from stab wounds,” Hengaw said.

Iranian protesters gather around a bonfire during a demonstration against a rise in gasoline prices in the capital Tehran on November 16, 2019. AFP/File
Iranian protesters gather around a bonfire during a demonstration against a rise in gasoline prices in the capital Tehran on November 16, 2019. AFP/File

On Saturday, Iran’s state newspaper reported that 14 security personnel had been killed in three days of protests called to mark the November 15 anniversary.

Hundreds of people died in the crackdown on street violence in 2019, which erupted from a rise in fuel prices.

deliberate silence

Iran’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs lashed out at the “deliberate silence of foreign promoters of chaos and violence in Iran in the face of terrorist operations in various Iranian cities.”

“It is the duty of the international community and international assemblies to condemn the recent terrorist acts in Iran and not to provide a safe haven for extremists,” he added.

Iran accuses the Occidental countries hosting Persian-language media outlets – including Great Britain – from foment riots.

A newspaper with a cover image of Mahsa Amini in Tehran, Iran.  September 18, 2022. Majid Asgaripour/WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS/File
A newspaper with a cover image of Mahsa Amini in Tehran, Iran. September 18, 2022. Majid Asgaripour/WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS/File

The British National Spy Agency MI5 said on Wednesday that Iran wanted kidnap or kill people based in the UK what do you think “enemies of the regime”with at least 10 plots uncovered this year.

On Saturday, the newspaper The Times reported that British police had positioned armed response vehicles outside the television channel Iran International in Persian language in London, following Iran’s threats against its journalists.

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On Wednesday, ten peopleincluding a woman, two children and a security agent, died in two attacks different in the cities of Izeh and Isfahan, according to the authorities.

Two members of Iran’s pro-government Basij paramilitary force were stabbed to death in the northeastern city of Mashhad as they tried to intervene against “rioters,” the state news agency reported. IRNA.

(With information from AFP)

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