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Prosecutor says 2 more killed in Iran protests after woman’s death

A protester holds a portrait of Mahsa Amini  during a demonstration in support of Amini, a young Iranian woman who died after being arrested in Tehran by the Islamic Republic's morality police, on Istiklal avenue in Istanbul on September 20, 2022. (Photo by Ozan KOSE / AFP)
A protester holds a portrait of Mahsa Amini during a demonstration in support of Amini, a young Iranian woman who died after being arrested in Tehran by the Islamic Republic's morality police, on Istiklal avenue in Istanbul on September 20, 2022. (Photo by Ozan KOSE / AFP)

Two more Iranian protesters were killed in Kermanshah province, during rallies over the death of Mahsa Amini in the custody of morality police, the region’s prosecutor says.

“Unfortunately, two people were killed during the riots yesterday,” Shahram Karami is quoted as saying by Fars news agency, raising the official death toll in Kermanshah so far to five in several days of unrest.

“We are sure that this was done by counter-revolutionary agents because these people were targeted with non-organizational weapons,” Karami adds.

Public anger has flared since authorities Friday announced the death of 22-year-old Amini, after her arrest by the morality police responsible for enforcing a strict dress code for women.

He also said 25 people including some police forces were wounded during the protests.

Kurdistan governor Ismail Zarei Koosha said on Tuesday that three people had been killed during protests in the province, without specifying when.

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