Iran police to oppose protests with 'all their might'
TEHRAN, Sept 28, 2022 (BSS/AFP) - Iran's police command warned on Wednesday
that the force would come down hard on protests that erupted nearly two weeks
ago over the death of a young woman in custody.
Dozens of people have been killed since nightly demonstrations erupted after
Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old Kurdish woman, died after being arrested in Tehran
for allegedly breaching the Islamic republic's strict rules on hijab
headscarves and modest clothing.
"Today, the enemies of the Islamic Republic of Iran and some rioters seek to
disrupt the order, security and comfort of the nation using any pretext," the
police command said in a statement.
"Police officers will oppose with all their might the conspiracies of
counter-revolutionaries and hostile elements, and deal firmly with those who
disrupt public order and security anywhere in the country," it said, quoted
by Fars news agency.
Fars news agency said on Tuesday that "around 60" people had been killed
since Amini's death on September 16, up from the official toll of 41
authorities reported on Saturday.
Officials said Monday they had made more than 1,200 arrests, including of
activists, lawyers and journalists.