Iran Protests Enter Fourth Week

Image depicts protests in Melbourne, Australia on September 29, 2022. Iranian protests have gained international support in recent weeks. (Matt Hrkac/Wikimedia Commons)

Nationwide protests enter the fourth week in Iran. The current unrest began in mid-September following Mahsa Amini’s suspicious death in morality police custody.

Questions also surround 16-year-old Nika Shahkarami’s death. Her mother claims she died in the police crackdown on September 20 protests in Tehran. Meanwhile, state officials denied any connection between Shahkarami’s death and the demonstrations.

At least 150 people have been killed so far in clashes between protestors and the police, human rights groups say. See a timeline of the antigovernment movement here.

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“Many people are being killed viciously; shot point blank. They are being detained; young people are going missing,” Heart4Iran’s Mike Ansari says.

“It is no secret that the Iranian regime does not tolerate any kind of uprising.”

Reuters reports that despite the most significant civil unrest since 2019, analysts don’t expect Iran’s leaders to lose power soon. Last week, United States President Joe Biden announced new sanctions on Iran in response to the regime’s reported crackdown.

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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Katey Hearth


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