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Iran: dozens of deaths and hundreds of arrests in demonstrations
© AFP A demonstration in Tehran, a few days after the death of Mahsa Amini in police custody. The photo was obtained by AFP on September 21, 2022. The demonstrations continued on Saturday in Iran after a week of protests launched by the death of a young woman arrested by the moral police. The repression has already left at least 41 dead according to a state media, 50 according to the opposition NGO Iran Human Rights.
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Initiative with other European countries
after again violent action against students
Dubai /Berlin, Oct 33 (Reuters)-Germany, together with other EU countries, calls for further EU sanctions against the country in view of the procedure of Iranian security forces against the women's protests. "For those who are responsible for the death of Jina Mahsa Amini and the violent suppression of protests in Iran, there must be consequences," it said on Monday from the Federal Foreign Office in Berlin. "That is why together with France, Denmark, Italy, Spain and the Czech Republic in the European Union, we have made sixteen concrete suggestions against which individuals and organizations in Iran should be imposed."
daughter of ex-President arrested
Tehran/Berlin. The police speaks of "rioters", Iran's President Raisi of a "conspiracy". Despite the government's hard attitude, demonstrators cannot be stopped. The arrests continue and meet an influential woman. © Uncredited A police motorcycle burns during a protest against Mahsa Amini's death in Tehran. Iranian security forces arrested the daughter of an ex-president for supporting the protests.
Federal Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock wrote on Twitter that it was "difficult to bear" that the foreign policy options were limited. "But we can strengthen your voice, create, accuse and sanction of the public. And we do." According to its own statements, the Federal Foreign Office "now works at high pressure to implement these suggestions".
According to reports of state Iranian media and internet platforms, on Sunday on the Sharif University in Tehran, there were collaborations between students and security forces. The state power was violent against the demonstrators.
The country, which has been ruled Islamistically since the 1979 revolution, has a rarely existent wave of protest, which has developed into police custody since the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini. Amini was arrested in Tehran on September 13 because she had violated the rules to carry a headscarf. She died in a hospital three days later after falling into a coma. There is contradictory information about the circumstances of their death.
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Baerbock emphasized with a view to the procedure against students in Tehran: "The courage of the Iranians is incredible. And the raw violence of the regime expression of the pure fear of the strength of education and freedom." According to the organization of human rights in Iran based in Norway, 133 people have been killed in the protests.
Iran's spiritual leader Ajatollah Ali Chamenei blamed the United States and Israel for the unrest in a first explanation on the protests on Monday. The protests did not run out of "ordinary Iranians", he said according to the state media. Amini's death "broke his heart," said Chamenei and spoke of a "bitter event". However, "some people would have caused uncertainty on the streets". Chamenei expressed his trust in the security forces. (Report by Parisa Hafezi and Alexander Ratz, edited by Ralf Bode. If you have any questions, contact our editorial team at Berlin.email@example.com)
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73 missiles and dozens of drones have been launched into Iraq in an attempt to distract from protests at home. Iran is also brutally crushing protests. Iran is clearly upping its threats to the region through the admission that it used missiles and drones against Kurdish groups in Iraq. It shows that the regime in Tehran believes it can basically test its missiles and drones by attacking Kurdish opposition groups in Iraq. It knows these groups are defenseless and that Iran can quietly plan the attacks and practice using drones, missiles and artillery in combined operations.