Mehsa Amini, a Kurdish girl who was arrested for not wearing a hijab in the past, died in police custody. Other separatist armed insurgents have also waged a struggle amidst the demonstrations that started after this.
The anti-hijab movement continues in Iran as well as in many countries. At the same time, the Iranian government believes that due to the strictness of the police, the movement in the society is getting weaker. During the Parliament session on Sunday, MPs raised slogans of ‘Thank you Police’ to take strict action against the protesters. In a widely circulated video by Iranian state media, lawmakers are seen chanting “the blood flowing in our veins is a gift to our leader” in support of Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei during a parliament session.
92 people died so far
At the same time, according to a report by news agency ANI, Norway-based NGO Iran Human Rights (IHR) has said that at least 92 people were killed in Iran during protests against the death of a 22-year-old Mahsa Amini in police custody. went. Mahmood Amiry-Moghaddam, director of IHR (Iran Human Rights, IHR), said the international community has a duty to investigate crimes committed against human rights. On Saturday also, widespread rallies and protests were organized in the Kurdish region of Iran.
Armed rebels also waged a struggle
At the same time, according to the AP, Speaker of the Parliament Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf warned on Sunday that the ongoing protests following the death of Mahsa Amin could destabilize the country. He said that the present protest was aimed at toppling the government, whereas the teachers’ agitation earlier was about reforms. It is noteworthy that other separatist armed insurgents have also waged a struggle amid protests that started after the death in police custody of Kurdish girl Mehsa Amini, who was arrested for not wearing a hijab.
Prisoned Iranian-American Baker Namazi allowed to leave the Country The United Nations said on Saturday that the 85-year-old Iranian-American Bakar Namazi, who was detained in Iran on charges of espionage in 2016, was allowed to leave the country for a week for medical treatment abroad, the AP news agency reported. Has been. Namazi formerly worked for the United Nations Children’s Agency.
Violent protests in Switzerland, police fired rubber bullets
Police fired rubber bullets when they protested in front of the Iranian embassy in Bern, Switzerland, to support the movement against the hijab in Iran, AP news agency reported. Tension escalated after two men shot down the Iranian flag at the Iranian embassy. Police said no one was injured in the incident on Saturday. The police had to use rubber bullets to disperse the huge crowd.