At least 31 civilians have been killed in an Iranian safety forces crackdown on protests that erupted over the dying of Mahsa Amini after her arrest by the morality police, an Oslo-based NGO stated at present.
“The people of Iran have come to the streets to achieve their fundamental rights and human dignity… and the government is responding to their peaceful protest with bullets,” Iran Human Rights (IHR) director Mahmood Amiry-Moghaddam stated in an announcement, publishing a toll after six days of protests.
IHR stated it had confirmed protests going down in over 30 cities and different city centres, elevating alarm over “mass arrests” of protesters and civil society activists.
Protests first erupted over the weekend within the northern province of Kurdistan, from the place Amini originated, however have now unfold throughout the nation.
IHR stated its toll included the deaths of 11 folks killed Wednesday evening within the city of Amol within the northern Mazandaran province on the Caspian Sea, and 6 killed in Babol in the identical province.
Meanwhile, the most important northeastern metropolis of Tabriz noticed its first dying within the protests, IHR stated.
“Condemnation and expression of concern by the international community are no longer enough,” Amiry-Moghaddam stated.
Earlier, Kurdish rights group Hengaw stated 15 folks had been killed in Kurdistan province and different Kurdish-populated areas of the north of Iran, together with eight on Wednesday evening.
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