Kurd dies in custody of Tehran police

11/2/2022 2:28:10 PM
 Protesters in Iran block roads.
 photo: KurdSat English
The Kurdish man was captured in the Tehran protests.

Iranian security forces detained a Kurd in Tehran protests and died on Saturday, October 29, after “brutal torture” by Iran security forces, the Hengaw human rights watchdog reported on Tuesday. Iranian Kurdish cities have seen most of the unrest, and according to Amnesty International, most of the victims in the protest crackdowns are Kurds. 

Only last week, 16 Kurds were killed by Iranian security forces, while hundreds were jailed.

“Iran has arrested at least 51 journalists since the start of protests in mid-September following the death of a 22-year-old woman, [Zhina] Mahsa Amini,” the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) wrote. The group also called for sending home journalists put behind bars since the start of the countrywide unrest. “Iranian authorities should free all detained journalists immediately and unconditionally,” CPJ President Jodie Ginsberg said. 

Protests in Iran and East Kurdistan have been going on for nearly two months, with young people facing repression from the authorities. Iran security forces in Piranshahr killed a Sixteen-year-old teenager in the protests.

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