Iran protests: Death toll rises to 76 as crackdown intensifies – rights group

Written by on September 28, 2022

At least 76 protesters have been killed by Iranian security forces during 11 days of unrest sparked by the death of a woman in custody, activists say.

Iran Human Rights (IHR), a Norway-based organisation, accused authorities of using disproportionate force and live ammunition to suppress the dissent.

State media have put the number of dead at 41, including several security personnel, and blamed “rioters”.

BBC reports that Hundreds of people have also been arrested, 20 of them journalists.

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