The death toll in the protests that began after the death of Mahsa Amini after she was detained by the vice police in Iran has risen to 476 people.

The Norwegian-based Iranian Organization for Human Rights (IHR) announced that the death toll during demonstrations in Iran has risen to 476.

A report published on the IHR website indicated that 34 of the dead demonstrators were women, and 64 of them were under the age of 18.

According to the report, which includes data from 25 of the country’s 31 provinces, the largest number of casualties occurred in the province of Sistan-Baluchistan, where Sunnis are concentrated.

In the report, 130 in Sistan-Baluchistan, 53 in Kurdistan, 55 in Western Azerbaijan, 52 in Tehran, 38 in Mazandaran, 26 in Gilan, 25 in Kermanshah, 23 in Elborz, 14 in Isfahan, 11 in Fars, 11 in Khuzestan. , 7 in Razavi-Khorasan, 4 in East Azerbaijan, three each in Loristan, Zanjan, Merkezi, Qazvin and Hamadan, two each in Kohgiluy-Bayer-Ahmed, Ardabil, Ilam, Bushehr and Hormuzgan. Simnan and Gulistan.

2 people executed

Muhsin Shikari, who was sentenced to death, was executed on December 8, 75 days after he was taken into custody, and Mecidriza Rahneverd was executed on December 12, 23 days after he was taken into custody.

The report recalled that at least 100 people are at risk of being sentenced to death, imprisonment or firing squad, and that there are already those on death row.

The IHR has criticized the Iranian judiciary for its lack of transparency regarding the executions in question, saying it was planned to create uncertainty about decisions by depriving people of the right to choose a lawyer and meet with their families.

The September 16 death of 22-year-old Mahsa Emini, who fell ill and was taken to hospital after being detained on September 16 by Irshad patrols, known as Tehran’s “vice police”, sparked protests against the country’s government. .

In its report released on December 18, the IPI stated that 469 protesters were killed as a result of security forces intervening in the street demonstrations that began after Emini’s death.

Brigadier General Emir Ali Hajizadeh, commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Army Air Force, said in a speech on November 29 that more than 300 people, including security officials, have died in protests that have been going on in the country for about 2.5 months. On December 3, Iran’s Security Council announced that the total death toll had exceeded 200.

Iranian officials claim that the killed people were killed not by the security forces, but by “provocateurs”.

More than 60 security guards were killed during the demonstrations, according to Iranian media reports.

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