Protests have been going on in Iran every day since September 16, after 22-year-old Amici died in hospital. She was arrested three days ago by the subcommittee after allegedly failing to adhere to strict dress codes in the Islamic country. At least 92 people have been killed in protests in Iran.
At a graduation ceremony for officers at the military academy in Tehran, Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei responded to the young woman’s death for the first time. “I am saying frankly that these riots and insecurity are done with the help of the US, the Zionist regime and their ‘agents’, some traitorous Iranians abroad,” Khamenei said.
“The girl’s death has broken our hearts, but it is not normal. Without evidence or investigation, some people make streets unsafe, burn Qurans, remove hijabs from veiled women, set fire to mosques and cars,” he said. He still is.
Lessons are suspended
Meanwhile, in the Iranian capital Tehran, on-site classes at the country’s main science university have been suspended since Monday after violent incidents broke out between students and law enforcement officers on Sunday evening. Local news agency Mehr reports.
According to Mehr, around 200 students gathered at the university on Sunday afternoon and chanted slogans such as “Women, Life, Freedom” and “Students prefer death to shame” against the religious system prevailing in the Islamic Republic. In addition to Amini’s death, the students also protested the arrest of students who had protested in previous demonstrations.
Demonstrations are now organized around the world in support of Iranian women. On Saturday, demonstrations took place in more than 150 cities, including Brussels and Ghent.
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