Iranian Women Under Siege

This is what bravery looks like. Iranian women protesting for their human rights!

Protesters burn an Iranian flag
Image caption,Much of the country has seen protests following the death of a young woman in custody

Iran’s president has vowed to take action against protesters after more than a week of anti-government demonstrations.

President Ebrahim Raisi pledged to “deal decisively” with the protests, which have now spread to most of Iran’s 31 provinces.

Officials say some 35 people have been killed since protests broke out over the death of Mahsa Amini in police custody.

Clashes continue in several cities.

Ms Amini had been detained for allegedly breaking headscarf rules. Officers reportedly beat her head with a baton and banged her head against one of their vehicles. The police have said there is no evidence of any mistreatment and that she suffered “sudden heart failure”.

And while Mr Raisi says her death will be investigated, his Interior Minister Ahmad Vahidi has insisted that Ms Amini was not beaten.

People gather in protest against the death of Mahsa Amini on September 24, 2022 in Rome, Italy

On Saturday people joined protests in several cities across the world including Rome, Athens and Stockholm

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