200 days after the death of Mahsa Amini, Iran mourns 537 people killed by Iranian security forces. The repression of the protest movement which erupted last September in this country is bloody, according to the NGO Iran Human Rights (IHR), which reported 488 demonstrators killed in this repression during its previous assessment.
This new assessment takes into account new confirmed deaths, according to the NGO based in Norway. The deadliest months were September (223 deaths), October (100 deaths) and November (173 deaths).
Iran has been rocked by a protest movement since the death on September 16 of Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old Iranian Kurd detained by the morality police who accused her of having broken the strict dress code imposing in particular on women the wearing of sail.
For their part, the authorities claim that hundreds of people, including members of the security forces, have been killed in the context of these demonstrations, which have diminished in size in recent weeks.
The majority of deaths recorded by the NGO (134) were recorded in the province of Sistan-Baluchistan, a poor region in the south-east where the Baloch minority lives, mainly adhering to Sunni Islam and not to the dominant Shiism in Iran and where this minority regularly organized demonstrations.
At least 69 deaths have been recorded in Tehran, 57 in the province of Kurdistan and 56 in that of Western Azerbaijan (North-West), two provinces where the Kurdish minority lives in particular, adds the NGO.