Iran. Security forces fire on protesters, one dead

Iranian security forces shot and killed a young man on Thursday during a protest in Mahabad, western Iran, over the death of Mahsa Amini, human rights group Hengaw said. “A young Kurd was killed by shots fired by Iranian security forces,” Norway-based Hengaw tweeted, adding that “the young man was hit in the forehead.”

According to Hengaw, security forces opened fire on the crowd in the Gomrok neighborhood of Mahabad, West Azerbaijan province, after a police station in the city was surrounded. « We should not mourn our young people, we should avenge them », shouted the demonstrators, according to the NGO.

The incidents erupted after the burial of a 35-year-old protester, Ismail Mauludi, who was killed on Wednesday night as the crowd marched towards the governor’s offices, Hengaw added.

Thousands of demonstrators in tribute to Mahsa Amini

On Wednesday, thousands of people had gathered around the grave of Mahsa Amini in her hometown in Kurdistan province, for a tribute 40 days after her death.

The 22-year-old Iranian Kurd died on September 16, three days after she was arrested in Tehran by morality police who accused her of violating the Islamic Republic’s strict dress code, imposing the wearing of the veil for women. women in the public space. His death sparked a wave of protest on an unprecedented scale for three years, which continues across Iran.


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