As many as 31 people have died in a police crackdown, according to rights groups, as anti-hijab protests engulfed 30 cities in Iran over the death of Mahsa Amini in police custody. Here are the top developments.
Iran has seen protests after Mahsa Amini, 22, died after being beaten with a baton by morality police. In defiance of the Islamic Republic’s rigorous dress code and the government that enforces it, women have burned their hijabs and chopped off their hair in public.
Since the start of the protests, at least 31 citizens have died as a result of a crackdown by Iranian security forces. According to Iran Human Rights, a non-governmental organisation with offices in Oslo, during six nights of violence against demonstrators in more than 30 towns and cities, at least 31 civilians had been slain in Iran.
In response, Iranians have organised a march to “obtain their fundamental rights and human dignity,” according to the article.
Over 30 Iranian cities have joined the demonstrations against Mahsa Amini’s death while she was in police custody, and 31 people have already died as a result of the government repression.