An Iranian academic was beaten to death by Persian regime police

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Nasrin Ghaderi, a philosophy student and doctoral candidate, was killed by Iranian forces, who also opened fire on the crowd at her funeral. The case is similar to that of Mahsa Amini, who sparked the wave of protests almost two months ago

An Iranian academic was beaten to death by Persian regime police

Nasrin Ghaderi

The Iranian academic Nasrin Ghaderi, 35, died after being beaten by security forces during the protests shaking the country, but her family was pressured by the regime to report that the death was due to illness.

Ghaderi, a philosophy student and doctoral candidate, died after being in a coma for having suffered brutal blows to the headwhen he was demonstrating in Tehran, as part of the protests that have been taking place since mid-September after the death of Mahsa Amini, also due to police abuse.

As reported by the Norway-based human rights group Hengaw, which defends the rights of Kurds in Iran, security forces then opened fire on the crowd that had gathered after the Ghaderi's funeral to protest his death

Under pressure from the regime, the student's father claimed that his daughter died of “flu and underlying illness”

An Iranian academician-was beaten to death by the police of the Persian regime

Ghaderi was 35 years old and a doctoral candidate at the University of Tehran

A prosecutor, quoted by state media, said Ghaderi had a pre-existing heart problem and had died of “poisoning”, without elaborating. There was no immediate official comment on the report of the shooting.

Weeks after Amini's death, the case bears similarities: there a coroner's report denied that the young woman had died from blows to the head while in detention, as her parents claimed, and related her death to previous medical problems.

Students from a dozen universities, including those in the northern cities of Rasht and Amol, held protests on Sunday chanting “death to the dictator”, a reference to Iran's highest authority, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, according to unverified videos on social media.

Demonstrations continue, accompanied by strikes in shops, despite increasing repression, seven weeks after Amini's death.

The Islamic Republic is experiencing the largest wave of protests in years , triggered by the death of this young 22-year-old Iranian Kurdish woman on September 16, three days after being detained in the Iranian capital by the morality police for an alleged breach of the country's strict dress code.

This Saturday, the security forces used a new method to repressdemonstrations at Tehran universities, searching students and forcing those wearing masks to remove them, according to militants.

An Iranian academic was beaten to death by the Persian regime police

Universities have become the focus of resistance in protests against the regime (via Reuters)

Despite this, there were demonstrations by students at the Islamic University of Mashhad, in northeastern Iran, in the shouted “I am a free woman, you are the perverse ones!”, according to a video published by BBC Persian.

The repression of the demonstrations has left more than 176 dead since the death of Mahsa Amini, according to an NGO, as well as thousands of detainees and some 1,000 people, according to the judiciary, accused of participating in the “riots”.

This wave of protests is unprecedented, due to its magnitude and nature, since the Islamic Revolution of 1979.

As days go by, the demonstrations in favor of the freedom of the women have been transformed into protests directed against power, which the Iranian regime describes as “riots”.

(With information information from AFP and Reuters)

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