Dozens of casualties as Iranian forces shoot protesters

Dozens of casualties as Iranian forces shoot protesters

13 days ago

PARIS: Iranian security forces opened fire on protests after Friday prayers in the restive southeastern province of Sistan-Baluchistan, leaving dozens of people dead or wounded, activists said.

The Islamic republic has intensified a crackdown on protests sparked by the Sept 16 death in custody of Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old Iranian woman of Kurdish origin.

Campaigners had called for nationwide demonstrations this week in solidarity with Kurdistan, which along with Sistan-Baluchistan has borne the brunt of Iran’s deadly protest crackdown.

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