Riot Police Equipped with batons and gas launchers were posted this Thursday in the streets of Tehranthe Iranian capital, in an attempt by the government to control the protests that broke out after the death of Mahsa Amini.
In this city there is a tense atmosphere, because Mohsen Mansouri, governor of Tehran province, ended the protests. Nevertheless, the population continues to bear in mind the events that generated the massive marcheswhere several protesters have been reported dead.
“The recent riots have ended and Tehran has been safe for several nights,” Mansouri said, according to local media.
Iran’s Morale Police arrested Amini on September 13, allegedly for allegedly the young woman was wearing the islamic veil wrongly. She was taken to a police station to attend a “re-education” session, but days later she died in a hospital where she arrived in a coma after suffering a heart attack.
The authorities assure that the young woman died due to health problems, a version that was rejected by her family. Erfan Salih Mortezaee, cousin of the young woman interviewed by AFPsaid She died after a “violent blow to the head” received by the police the day of her arrest.
The policemen who arrested Amini were denounced, reported his lawyer.
The protests have been going on for two weeks not only in the Iranian capital, but throughout the country, although they have lost out due to the government repression by the police in conjunction with paramilitary militias loyal to the regimein addition to the restrictions on the internet and the arrests of activists, journalists and even celebrities.
“We will take action against the celebrities who blew the coals” of the “riots”, Governor Mansouri said Thursday, according to the news agency ISNA.
The warning is similar to the one given a few days ago by Gholamhossein Mohseni Ejei, the head of Iranian justice, against people “have become famous thanks to the support of our system […] [y] They have joined the enemy.”
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Several demonstrators have been killed during the protests, although the figure varies, depending on the source. For example, Iranian state television speaks of 41 dead, while an Iranian NGO based in Oslo assures that there are 76 fatalities.
To all this, the president of Iran, Ebrahim Raisí, said on TV that Amini’s death will be investigated “until the end”. But also saluted the security forces for the work done in recent days and called the protests “unacceptable riots” and “chaos.” (YO)