Iran Protests Continue As Group Issues Death Tally And EU Tensions Rise With Tehran

Protesters take to the streets in Zahedan, Iran, on November 11.

Protests continued overnight on November 12-13 in many Iranian cities as rights defenders warned of a climbing death toll and Tehran responded angrily to outside criticism of the Iranian government’s eight-week crackdown.

There were street demonstrations overnight in the capital, Tehran, and the cities of Arak, Shiraz, Zanjan, Sanandaj, and Sardasht.

Iran has been engulfed by protests and a brutal crackdown triggered by the death in custody of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini in mid-September after her detention by morality police for an alleged dress-code violation.

Video also emerged on social media of the moment when a 17-year-old was apparently shot by security forces in the city of Karaj. The images showed Mehdi Hazrati pushing ahead of a crowd of protesters before being gunned down.

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