The death toll from the demonstration of Mahsa Amini’s death in Iran continues to rise. Photo/Illustration
“We call on the international community to resolutely and unitedly take practical steps to stop the killing and torture of protesters,” said IHR director Mahmood Amiry-Moghaddam. Al ArabiyaTuesday (27/9/2022).
It added that video footage and death certificates obtained by the group showed “live ammunition was used to fire at protesters.”
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Amiry-Moghaddam said deaths had been recorded in 14 provinces in Iran, with the highest number, 25, recorded in the northern Mazandaran province on the Caspian Sea.
“Three deaths have been recorded in Tehran,” he said.
The IHR also said most families had been forced to secretly bury their loved ones at night and pressured not to hold public funerals.
“Many families are threatened with lawsuits if they publicize their deaths,” he said.
Meanwhile, according to the official figures of the Iranian authorities, 41 people were killed including several members of the security forces.
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