PARIS – At least 76 people have died in Iranian authorities’ crackdown on protests following the death of Mercer Amini, the Iranian Human Rights (IHR) NGO based in Norway said on Monday.
“We call on the international community to unite decisively and take practical steps to stop the killing and torture of protesters,” said IHR Director Mahmoud Amily Moghadam, obtained by the group. He added that video footage and death certificates “show live ammunition being hit directly.” opened fire on protesters. “
Deaths have been recorded in 14 Iranian provinces, with 25 in the northern province of Mazandaran, which borders the Caspian Sea. In Tehran he had three deaths recorded, it said.
The IHR also said, “Most families have been forced to bury their loved ones quietly at night and have come under pressure to hold public funerals.
“Many families were threatened with legal liability if they made their deaths public.” According to Iran’s official statement, 41 people were killed, including several members of the security forces.
Amini’s death after arrest by morality police provoked nationwide demonstrations.
A 22-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of violating Iran’s strict rules on hijab headscarves and modest dress.AFP
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