MOSCOW, October 2 – Novosti. Two members of the military militia “Basij” (part of the elite military units of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps) were killed as a result of protests and riots in Iran’s Qom province and in the city of Qeshm, located in the south of the country, reports Tasnim.
“Mehdi Zahedlui, one of the Basij employees in the province of Qom, who was attacked by the rioters, died today in the hospital. Also, the mayor of the city of Qeshm announced the death of another employee – Mujtab Amiri Domari – of this city,” the message says.
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On September 13, Amini was detained in Tehran by the morality police and sent to one of the Faraj centers belonging to the police department and military intelligence for an explanatory conversation. In this center, the girl had a heart attack, after which she was immediately taken to the hospital. Three days later, on September 16, she died. Residents blamed the vice police for Mahsa’s death. People in different cities of the country began to gather on the streets to protest. Videos have been posted on social media showing girls cutting off their hair and burning a “hijab” or “Rusari” headscarf (which must necessarily cover the head of an Iranian woman).
As a result, for more than 10 days, protests and riots were continuously held in a number of large cities of Iran. According to the latest reports, four members of the Basij militia were killed during them, and another 180 were stabbed. According to unofficial local media reports, 41 people were killed and about 100 people were injured. Videos of police being brutally treated and beaten by protesters were posted on social media. In addition, people staged robberies and pogroms on the streets of cities, causing damage to public and state infrastructure. So, for example, in the first days of the protests, more than 60 ambulances were smashed. In response, the Iranian authorities held large-scale demonstrations in support of the state system and the country’s regime.
According to statements by the Iranian authorities, the unrest in the country was directed from abroad. In this regard, on Monday, the ambassadors of Great Britain and Norway were summoned to the Iranian Foreign Ministry , and on Thursday, the charge d’affaires of France in Iran. The European diplomat handed a note of protest in connection with the propaganda of subversive, anti-Iranian messages in their media, as well as calls for the overthrow of power in Iran.
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