The NGO Iran Human Rights, published an update on the number that does not stop rising due to the disproportionate use of violence by security forces Persian
Iran's crackdown on protests that broke out in September
At least 326 protesters died in the repression of the protest movement that has been shaking the country since September, Iran Human Rights, an NGO based in b>Oslo.
Iran has been the scene of demonstrations since the death, on September 16, of < b>Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old Iranian Kurdish woman, arrested three days earlier by morality police for allegedly violating the Islamic Republic's strict dress code.
The protest, born from the rejection of the dress restrictions imposed on women and the indignation caused by the death from the young woman, it evolved into a movement directed against the theocracy in power since the Islamic revolution of 1979.
“ At least 326 people, including 43 children and 25 women, were killed by security forces during demonstrations across the country,” IHR says.in a statement on its website, specifying that this is a “minimum”.
IHR points out that it has not taken into account “a large number of reported deaths” that it is still verifying.
The last balance of the non-governmental organization was 304 deaths a week ago. IHR includes those killed in Sistan and Balochistan (South East) province, which borders Pakistan, or at least 123, according to their count.
Protests against Iran's Islamist regime
Among them, more than 90 died on September 30, dubbed “Bloody Friday” by militants.
That day there was a demonstration in Zahedán, capital of the province, to protest the rape of a 15-year-old girl accused of a police officer, in the city Chabahar port.
IHR director Mahmod Amiry Moghadam called on the international community to act to end the repression in Iran.
Last Tuesday the Iranian regime deployed the Mounted Police in an attempt to contain more than seven weeks of protests sparked by the death in custody of Mahsa Amini, according to videos posted online.
The clerical state has been rocked by a protest movement that erupted when 22-year-old Amini died after her arrest for allegedly violating strict hijab dress rules of Iran for women.
Young women have led the way, removing and burning their headscarves, chanting anti-regime slogans and confronting security forces in the streets at despite a crackdown that has killed dozens.
In an unusual move, the authorities deployed a group of police officers on horseback on the streets of Tehran to quell the protests, according to a video posted on social media.
(With information from AFP)