The Oslo-based NGO Iran Human Rights (IHR) announced that at least 50 people have been killed in Iran in the protests, which were suppressed by the security forces.
As the protests spread to all parts of the country following the suspicious death of young MahsaAmini at the hands of the morality police, IHR reported that six people were shot dead by the security forces in the city of Rezvanshahr, in the northern province of Gilan on Thursday night, and other deaths were recorded in Babol and Amol (North). Demonstrations have been held in about 80 cities in the past week, she added.
A state media report said 17 people died in the protests, but NGOs such as IHR and the New York-based Centre for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI) insists that the death tolls are higher. “The authorities have acknowledged the death of at least 17 people while independent sources speak of 36 deaths,”declared Thursday evening on Twitter the CHRI.
It is worth noting that in the face of protests, counter-demonstrations began on Friday to defend the wearing of the veil at the call of the regime.