On Tuesday, Iran received worldwide condemnation over killing a woman detained by its morality police. Which sparked three days of demonstrations. It includes skirmishes with security forces in Tehran and other turmoil that cost at least three lives.
The U.N human rights office requested a probe. In addition, the United States urged Iran to stop its “systemic persecution” of women as part of its efforts to restore the 2015 nuclear agreement. Italy also denounced her murder.
Iranian authorities rejected the criticism as politically motivated and charged unspecified foreign nations with inciting the uprising.
Separately, an Iranian official said three individuals had been murdered in the country’s Kurdish area, where the demonstrations started, by unidentified armed groups.
This was the first official confirmation of fatalities connected to the unrest.
Around 300 protestors gathered in central Tehran on Tuesday, according to the unofficial Fars news agency, screaming “Death to the tyrant.”
Later, the AP saw a significant police presence in the neighborhood, and burnt garbage cans and rocks were thrown across certain intersections.
Mohsen Mansouri, the provincial governor of Tehran, said that three foreign nationals had been detained and accused foreign embassies of inciting the demonstrations. He made no mention of the prisoners’ or embassies’ nationalities.
The U.N. agency said that Iran’s morality police had increased patrols recently, focusing on women for improperly donning the Islamic headscarf, known as the hijab.
According to the report, Verified videos show women being assaulted with batons, slapped in the face. And hauled into police vehicles for draping their heads in the hijab too loosely.
Last Tuesday, a similar patrol apprehended Mahsa Amini, age 22, and brought her to a police station, where she passed out. Three days later, she passed away.
According to Iranian authorities, Amini was killed of a heart attack, who have denied mistreating her. However, the event is being looked into, according to the sources.
Nada Al-Nashif, the interim U.N. high commissioner for human rights, said, “Mahsa Amini’s terrible death and claims of torture and ill-treatment must be immediately, impartially. And properly investigated by an independent competent body.”
Amini “should be living today,” according to U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken.
“Instead, the Iranian people and the United States mourn her. We demand that the Iranian regime stop persecuting women on a systematic basis and permit peaceful demonstrations “Tweeted he.
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Violence against innocent people, particularly against women and girls, can never be condoned. According to the foreign ministry of Italy. Which demanded that “the perpetrators of this terrible crime” be held accountable.
Hossein Amirabdollahian, the foreign minister of Iran, dismissed the accusations and said the United States was “crying crocodile tears.”
He tweeted that “(the) unfortunate death of Mahsa. Who, as (the) President mentioned, was much like our own daughters, was ordered an inquiry.”
Human rights are valued inherently in Iran, in contrast to others who see them as a weapon against enemies.
Last Monday, Iranian authorities made closed-circuit video footage public that they said captured the moment Amini passed out. Her family asserts that she has no prior history of cardiac issues.
Her father, Amjad Amini, said witnesses observed her being pushed into a police vehicle.
He claimed, “I requested access to (films) from cameras inside the automobile and the police station courtyard, but they offered no reaction.”
Also said that she may have been revived and that the cops promptly failed to take her to the hospital.
He said that he could see the damage on her foot despite being denied access to the corpse when he got to the hospital.
Authorities then forced him to bury her at night, ostensibly to lessen the possibility of protests. Still, according to Amini, the family persuaded them to let them bury her at 8 a.m.
Kurdish Amini was laid to rest on Saturday in her hometown of Saqez in western Iran.
After her funeral, protests broke out there, and on Saturday and Sunday, police used tear gas to disperse the crowd. Several demonstrators were detained.
Esmail Zarei Kousha, the governor of Iran’s Kurdistan region. He informed Fars that three people had been slain by unidentified armed groups. Connecting the bloodshed to the uprising.
Although he did not provide the victims’ names, he did claim that one of them had been murdered in the town of Divandarreh using a weapon not used by Iranian security forces.
The second victim, according to him, was discovered in a vehicle close to Saqez, and the third homicide was “absolutely” suspicious.
Violence between Iranian security forces and Kurdish rebels has already occurred in the area.
On Monday, the demonstrations moved to Tehran and other cities. 22 individuals were reportedly detained during a protest in the northern city of Rasht. According to a news website connected to state TV.
On Monday, state TV aired a video of the demonstrations, including pictures of two police vehicles with broken windows.
It said that in addition to burning Iranian flags in Tehran and Kurdish neighborhoods. The demonstrators also set ablaze two motorcycles.
The state-run television accused exiled opposition parties and other nations of inciting the turmoil by exploiting Amini’s death as a justification for more economic restrictions.
Iran has seen waves of unrest in recent years, mostly in response to a protracted economic crisis made worse by Western sanctions related to the nation’s nuclear program.
The demonstrations have been put down by force thanks to the authorities.