WALL – Protests continue after the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini, who died in hospital after being tortured in detention by the morality police in Iran. Hengaw Human Rights Organization reported that 5 people died during the protests. It was reported that 2 people were killed as a result of the police attack during the protests in the city of Sakkız in the Kurdistan province of Iran. It was recorded that two protesters died as a result of “direct fire” of the security forces in the town of Divandere, and one person died in Dehgulan. Hengaw announced on Monday that 75 people were injured.
There was no statement from the Tehran government on the matter. State television, on the other hand, denied the allegations by broadcasting two protesters who were allegedly killed on social media.
In the images shared on social media, it was recorded that the Iranian police sprayed water cannons and tear gas at the protesters. Internet blocking observatory NetBlocks also reported a ‘significant internet outage’ in Tehran yesterday and linked the outage to protests.
‘IRAN AUTHORITIES DO NOT GIVE THE AUTOPSY REPORT’
While Iranian health officials claimed that Amini died as a result of epilepsy, father Amjad Amini, speaking to Rudaw, said that his daughter died as a result of head trauma. “It is not clear how he was beaten. The women in the ambulance said he was hit on the head,” said Amjad Amini, adding that Iranian authorities refused to give an autopsy report on her daughter’s death.
GENERAL STRIKE DECISION IN MANY CITIES
On the other hand, after the death of Mahsa Amini in the cities of Sakkız, Senendec, Bukan, Usnu, Merivan, Diwandre and Mahabad, strikes were started in various business lines upon the call of the Iranian Kurdistan Parties Solidarity Center. “Shops and markets were shuttered and a general strike was held in Kurdish cities against Iranian authorities,” said Arsalan Yarahmedi, head of the Hengaw Human Rights Organization.
In the statement of the Center for Solidarity of the Iranian Kurdistan Parties, political parties, non-governmental organizations and human rights activists were asked to participate and support the strike to be organized against the Tehran government. (EXTERNAL NEWS)