According to Amnesty Iran, the security forces today exploded live bullets against unarmed demonstrators in Khash, in the province of Sistan and Baluchestan, killing 10 people, including children: “Worried about further bloodshed.”
Protests continue in Iran after the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini, which took place last September 6 in Tehran during an arrest triggered because she did not wear the veil correctly.
Amnesty Iran, in particular, denounced in the past few hours, complete with videos, and after hearing some witnesses, that in Khash, in the province of Sistan and Baluchestan, the security forces opened fire on demonstrators around 2 pm now. local, causing the death of at least 10 people, including children. Many were also injured.
The agents reportedly exploded a series of live bullets from the roof of the governor’s building and other nearby buildings “on peaceful protesters. We are seriously concerned about further bloodshed as well as internet outages and authority reports that have resulted in more security forces. to Khash da Zahedan “, reads the Amnesty note.
The organization also called for “the Iranian authorities to immediately stem the security forces. UN member states must immediately raise concerns with Iranian ambassadors and support the establishment of an independent investigative mechanism by the Human Rights Council. of the United Nations.”
According to the Baloch Activist Campaign (BAC) organization, which is based in London, “people had started a peaceful protest outside the state government headquarters, which quickly turned violent when military forces started shooting at people. “.
The province of Sistan and Baluchistan is mostly inhabited by Sunni Balochs, in Iran with a Shiite majority, who have long denounced ethnic and religious discrimination, accusing Tehran of not taking care of their region, one of the poorest in the country.