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at least 300 dead according to authorities, since the death of Mahsa Amini in September

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Iranian authorities have for the first time reported the deaths of more than 300 people in the unrest following the death of a 22-year-old Iranian Kurd after her arrest by police in mid-September.

The September 16 death in custody of Mahsa Amini, arrested for violating the Islamic Republic’s strict dress code, sparked a wave of protests, first in the provinces and then in Tehran, which were suppressed by the forces of the Islamic Republic. ‘order.

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Thousands of Iranians and around 40 foreigners have been arrested and more than 2,000 people have been charged, according to judicial authorities. Among them, six were sentenced to death at first instance and their fate now depends on the Supreme Court which must rule on their appeal.

At least 416 dead according to the IHR

“Everyone in the country has been affected by the death of this lady. I don’t have the latest stats, but I think we had maybe over 300 martyrs and people killed among the best children in this country as a result of this incident”Alluding to law enforcement and protesters, General Amirali Hajizadeh, commander of the Aerospace Force of the Revolutionary Guards, Iran’s ideological army, said in a video uploaded by the Mehr news agency.

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In this report are dozens of members of the security forces killed in clashes with demonstrators or assassinated, according to the Iranian authorities. This report is similar to that released by the NGO Iran Human Rights (IHR), based in Norway, which reports at least 416 people dead. “in the repression of demonstrations in Iran”.

According to this organization, this figure includes those killed in the demonstrations linked to the death of Mahsa Amini and those who lost their lives in violence in Sistan-Balochistan, a province in the south-east of Iran.

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A shock wave

Since the Islamic Revolution of 1979, the law requires all women to wear a veil covering the head and neck while concealing the hair, and the morality police patrol public places to verify the proper application of these rules.

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However, over the past two decades, more and more women in Tehran and other major cities are letting wisps of hair, or even more, protrude from their veils. In this context, the death of the young Iranian Kurd created a shock wave in the population.

Its effects are felt, including in sport, while “Team Meli”, the national team of Iran, is due to face the United States on Tuesday evening in Doha. This match promises to be a highlight of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, with qualification for the round of 16 at stake, but also a highly political duel.

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