Government forces kill at least three demonstrators in Iran protests


Iranian security forces killed at least 3 demonstrators in the northwest of the country during protests on Saturday. That says an NGO for the protection of Kurds in Iran.

“Government repressive forces opened fire on demonstrators in the town of Divandarreh, killing at least three civilians,” the Norwegian-based NGO said.

In a hospital in the northwest of the country, the security forces would have shot at a family of a killed protester, taken the body and buried it in an undisclosed location, according to the NGO Hengaw. Five members of the family were injured.

Protests have erupted in Iran following the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini on September 16, following an arrest by vice squad for alleged dress code violations. Since then, people have taken to the streets across the country to protest against police brutality and for women’s rights. The police are cracking down on the demonstrators, who are also calling for the resignation of the authoritarian regime.

In recent weeks, rallies have also taken place at the funerals of slain protesters, denouncing the death of Mahsa Amini and also more generally denouncing the government. To prevent such demonstrations, the security forces are taking the bodies of the demonstrators they killed.

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