Hijab Row In Iran: Violence Over Mahsa Amini's Death, Internet Suspended | Women Revolt In Iran- Watch Video

Publish Date: 22 Sep, 2022 |
Rising death tolls were claimed by Iranian authorities and a Kurdish rights organisation on Wednesday as protests continued for a fifth day and new social media restrictions were implemented in response to the death of a lady who was held by the morality police.
The dead toll has risen to eight according to official sources, including a police officer and a member of a pro-government militia, according to Iranian media and a local prosecutor.
The protests started after Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old Iranian Kurdish woman who was detained in Tehran for "unsuitable attire," passed away while in custody last week.
The protests are the biggest since a wave of demonstrations in 2019 over fuel price increases, and they were centred in Iran's Kurdish-populated northern provinces before spreading to at least 50 cities and towns nationally.
Reuters was unable to confirm reports from the Kurdish rights organisation Hengaw that said 10 protestors had died. In addition to the seven persons the group claimed were killed by security forces on Wednesday, three more died.
Officials have refuted claims that security personnel murdered protestors, speculating instead that the victims may have been assailants with guns.
With no sign of the protests easing, authorities restricted access to the internet, according to accounts from Hengaw, residents, and internet shutdown observatory NetBlocks.

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