Sunday, September 25, 2022

Islamist tyranny

Iran's president calls for fresh crackdown as hijab demos death toll hits 50 after death of woman, 22, who was detained by morality police for wearing her headscarf incorrectly

  • President Ebrahim Raisi has called for a 'decisive' crackdown on the spiralling protests wracking Iran
  • The call for harsh measures comes after as many as 50 people reported dead and hundreds arrested
  • Uprising has been instigated by death of Mahsa Amini, a 22, at hands of the Islamic Republic's morality police
  • The protests have spread to every province, with some cities claimed to be entirely in control of protesters 

Iran's president has called for a 'decisive' crackdown on the mass protests that have sent the Islamic theocracy reeling over the past week after the death in custody of a woman detained by the Islamic Republic's morality police.

The call for harsh measures come as the country's ayatollahs scramble to get to grips with violent countrywide demonstrations that have seen at least 50 killed in more than 80 cities and hundreds arrested, according to a report by an Iranian human rights group.

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