While the protests that started in Iran after the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini after she was detained on the grounds that she did not comply with the ‘headscarf rules’, another 17-year-old girl lost her life.
According to Reuters, Iranian activists claimed that 17-year-old Nika Shakarami was beaten by security forces during the protests in Tehran and died.
In the news in the Iranian state media, it was stated that Shakarami’s death is being investigated.
AVERAGE AGE OF DETENTIONS 15
Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Deputy Commander-in-Chief Ali Fedevi said that the average age of most of those detained during the protests after Mahsa Amini’s death was 15.
According to Iran’s official news agency IRNA, Fadawi made statements regarding those detained during the 20-day protests in the country.
“The average age of most of the people detained in the last rebellion movement is 15. These are people who were unaware of education, ingenuity and guidance, became victims of social media and became easy prey for enemies,” said Fedevi. said.
Ferdevi said that young people affected by social media were “used by the enemy” and added, “Some of the detained children and youth use common keywords in their confessions, such as simulating street riots with computer games.” he said.
With the opening of schools in Iran, it is seen that secondary and high school students as well as universities participate in the ongoing protests in the country.
SHOWS IN IRAN
The death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini on September 16, who fell ill and was taken to hospital after being detained by the Irshad patrols known as the “morality police” in Tehran on September 13, caused outrage in the country.
The demonstrations, which started after Emini’s funeral in her hometown of Sakkız on September 17, spread to many cities of the country.
Iranian state television announced on September 24 that 41 people, including security forces, lost their lives in the demonstrations that turned into violence, according to unofficial figures. However, Norway-based Iranian Human Rights Organization (IHR) claimed that 92 people lost their lives in demonstrations across the country.