Iran: three dead during demonstrations after the death of young Mahsa Amini, an anti-veiling activist

The 22-year-old Iranian had fallen into a coma after being arrested by the police unit responsible for enforcing the Islamic Republic’s dress code for women, including the wearing of headscarves in public.

Three people were killed during demonstrations in Iranian Kurdistan protesting against the death of a young woman after her arrest by the morality police, the governor of the province announced on Tuesday.

Ismail Zarei Koosha spoke of three ‘suspicious’ deaths and ‘enemy plot’, saying one of the victims was killed by a type of weapon not used by Iranian security forces, according to an agency Iranian press.

Arrested by the “morals police”

Demonstrations erupted in Tehran and Iraqi Kurdistan on Sunday after the death of Mahsa Amini was announced on Friday.

The 22-year-old Iranian had fallen into a coma after being arrested by the police unit responsible for enforcing the Islamic Republic’s dress code for women, including the wearing of headscarves in public.

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