(September 30, 2022 / JNS) As the ongoing protests in Iran reached their two-week mark on Friday, the death toll has reportedly exceeded 80 people.
Iranians have been protesting against the regime since the Sept. 16 killing of Mahsa Amini, 22, who was arrested for “unsuitable attire” by the Islamic Republic’s “morality police” and then beaten to death.
Iran Human Rights, a Norway-based NGO, tweeted that “at least 83 people including children, are confirmed to have been killed in (the) #IranProtests.”
On Friday, the influential American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) also weighed in on the protests.
Iranians in more than 80 cities across Iran are risking their lives to fight for human rights and protest the oppressive regime following the death of 22-year-old #MahsaAmini, who was brutally beaten by Iran’s "morality police" for incorrectly wearing her headscarf.
— AIPAC (@AIPAC) September 30, 2022
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