At least 67 protesters killed, almost 800 detained in East Kurdistan

At least 67 protesters killed, almost 800 detained in East Kurdistan

  • Date: November 12, 2022
  • Categories:Rights
Τουλάχιστον 67 διαδηλωτές έχουν σκοτωθεί και σχεδόν 800 συνελήφθησαν στο Ανατολικό Κουρδιστάν

At least 67 protesters killed, almost 800 detained in East Kurdistan

The Kurdistan Human Rights Organization reported that at least 775 protesters have been detained and 67 have been killed in East Kurdistan alone since September 16.

Uprisings have been sweeping Iran since the murder of 22-year-old Jina Mahsa Amini under the custody of the so-called morality police in Tehran on September 16.

Despite the deadly attacks, pressure and threats from state forces, the protests have been going on for about two months without interruption.

The Kurdistan Human Rights Organization (KMMK) has released its 55-day report on human rights violations by the Iranian state against demonstrators in East Kurdistan.

The report reveals that Iran is violating the human rights of its citizens on a daily and systematic basis.

The report said that at least 775 people, 130 of whom were women, were detained during the 55-day protests, especially in East Kurdistan. However, real numbers are estimated to be much higher.

“The systematic crackdown of the government of the Islamic Republic of Iran that kills protesters continues. Following the death of Amini, the government crackdown and femicides have spread to all cities of Iran, including Seqiz and Diwandere in East Kurdistan. Citizens were directly targeted by Iranian state forces, especially in all cities of East Kurdistan. According to the information available, 67 protesters were killed and more than 37 injured,” the report noted.

According to human rights organizations and opposition sources, between 300 and 550 people were killed, tens of thousands were detained, and thousands were arrested across Iran. There are reports that some of the activists received death sentences in show trials.

Images circulated on the social media show that protests are continuing in dozens of Iranian cities.


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