A member of Iran’s safety forces has been shot lifeless throughout protests within the metropolis of Semirom, state media mentioned on January 1, greater than 100 days after Mahsa Amini’s loss of life sparked nationwide unrest.
Iran has been rocked by protests—dubbed “riots” by the authorities—since Amini (22) died in custody on September 16 following her arrest for an alleged breach of the nation’s strict gown code for ladies.
“A Basij member was killed within the metropolis of Semirom by armed criminals,” official information company IRNA reported, referring to the paramilitary drive linked to the highly effective Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps.
IRNA mentioned protesters had gathered late Saturday within the metropolis, about 470 kilometres (290 miles) south of the capital Tehran within the central Isfahan province.
They rallied in entrance of the regional administration constructing and different areas in Semirom, it added.
“Safety forces had been deployed to determine order within the metropolis and, in some instances, clashes occurred with a number of rioters,” the report mentioned.
Iranian officers say tons of of individuals have been killed within the nationwide unrest, together with members of the safety forces, and hundreds arrested.
Tehran accuses hostile overseas powers and opposition teams of stoking the unrest.
Final month, Iran executed two males, each 23, who had been convicted of assaults towards safety forces in reference to the protests.
The judiciary has mentioned 9 others have been sentenced to loss of life. Campaigners mentioned this week dozens of protesters additionally face prices that carry a possible loss of life sentence.