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Iran: security forces fire on protesters and arrest several foreigners, including French


In a statement, the Iranian Ministry of Intelligence announces the arrest of nine nationals of France, Germany, Poland,

Iranian forces opened fire on rock-wielding protesters on Friday, according to an overseas-based opposition media outlet.

The protest movement triggered by the death of a young woman arrested by the police is entering its third week.

The protests, whose crackdown has left at least 83 people dead, began after the death on September 16 of Mahsa Amini, three days after her arrest for violating the dress code.

The power, which denies any involvement of the police in the death of this 22-year-old woman, castigates the demonstrators, qualified as "rioters", reporting hundreds of arrests.

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In Avaz, in the southwest of the country, security forces fired tear gas to disperse many people who came out into the streets to chant slogans against the government, according to another video.

Activists, lawyers and journalists arrested

In Zahedan, in the southeastern province of Sistan-Balochistan, men came under fire as they threw stones at a police station, according to other footage released by Iran International.

Oslo-based NGO Iran Human Rights said a number of people were killed in Zahedan.

The authorities have also reported the arrest of more than 1,200 demonstrators since September 16.

Activists, lawyers and journalists have also been arrested, according to NGOs.

A woman who had lunch without a headscarf in a restaurant in Tehran, whose photo has gone viral on social media, has been arrested, her sister said on Friday.

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Iran accuses US of stoking protests

Security forces also arrested singer Shervin Hajipour, whose song “Baraye” (“For”), made up of tweets about the protests, went viral on Instagram, according to rights group Article 19 and Persian media. based outside Iran.

In a press release, the Iranian Ministry of Intelligence announces the arrest of “nine nationals of Germany, Poland, Italy, France, the Netherlands, Sweden, etc”.

According to him, they were arrested "at the scene of the riots or were involved in them".

Since the start of the protests, Iranian authorities have accused forces abroad, including the United States, their sworn enemy, of being behind the rallies or of inciting them.

Source: leparis

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