Iran ‘ruthlessly’ suppressing protests, says Amnesty International


A woman holding signs takes part in a candlelight vigil for Mahsa Amini who died in custody of Iran's morality police, in Los Angeles, California, September 29, 2022. – AFP pic, September 30, 2022.

IRAN is intentionally using lethal force to crack down on protests that erupted after the death of Mahsa Amini, Amnesty International said today, adding that without international action more people risk being detained or killed.

Its warning came as another rights group said 83 people had been killed in two weeks of protests that started over Amini’s death following her arrest by morality police, as Iran pressed ahead with more detentions of prominent figures.


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