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Women college students inform Iran’s president to ‘get lost’ as unrest rages

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DUBAI:

Female college students in Tehran chanted “get lost”, in accordance with activists, as Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi visited their college campus on Saturday and condemned protesters enraged by the loss of life of a younger lady in custody.

As nationwide demonstrations which have rocked Iran entered a fourth week, Raisi addressed professors and college students at Alzahra University in Tehran, reciting a poem that equated “rioters” with flies.

“They imagine they can achieve their evil goals in universities,” state TV reported. “Unbeknownst to them, our students and professors are alert and will not allow the enemy to realise their evil goals.”

A video posted on Twitter by the activist 1500tasvir web site confirmed what it mentioned have been ladies college students chanting “Raisi get lost” and “Mullahs get lost” because the president visited their campus.

An Iranian state coroner’s report denied that 22-year-old Mahsa Amini had died on account of blows to the top and limbs whereas in morality police custody and linked her loss of life to pre-existing medical situations, state media mentioned on Friday.

Amini, an Iranian Kurd, was arrested in Tehran on Sept 13 for sporting “inappropriate attire”, and died three days later.

Her loss of life has ignited nationwide demonstrations, marking the most important problem to Iran’s clerical leaders in years.

Women have eliminated their veils in defiance of the clerical institution whereas livid crowds referred to as for the downfall of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

The authorities has described the protests as a plot by Iran’s enemies together with the United States, accusing armed dissidents – amongst others – of violence through which at the least 20 members of the safety forces have been reported killed.

Rights teams say greater than 150 folks have been killed, lots of injured and 1000’s arrested by safety forces confronting protests.

After a name for mass demonstrations on Saturday, safety forces shot at protesters and used tear gasoline within the Kurdish cities of Sanandaj and Saqez, in accordance with the Iranian human rights group Hengaw.

In Sanandaj, capital of the northwestern Kurdistan province, one man lay lifeless in his automobile whereas a girl screamed “shameless”, in accordance with Hengaw, which mentioned he had been shot by safety forces after he honked his horn as an indication of protest.

But a senior police official repeated the declare by safety forces that they didn’t use dwell bullets and that the person had been killed by “counter-revolutionaries” (armed dissidents), the state information company IRNA reported.

‘Woman, life, freedom’

Hengaw additionally carried a video of emergency personnel attempting to resuscitate an individual and mentioned one protester had died after being shot within the stomach by safety forces in Sanandaj. Reuters couldn’t confirm the video.

One of the colleges in Saqez metropolis’s sq. was full of faculty ladies chanting “woman, life, freedom,” Hengaw reported.

The broadly adopted 1500tasvir Twitter account additionally reported shootings at protesters within the two northwestern Kurdish cities.

A college scholar who was on his method to be a part of protests in Tehran mentioned he was not afraid of being arrested and even killed.

“They can kill us, arrest us however we won’t stay silent anymore. Our classmates are in jail. How can we stay silent?” the coed, who requested to stay nameless, informed Reuters.

Widespread strikes are happening within the cities of Saqez, Diwandareh, Mahabad and Sanandaj, mentioned Hengaw.

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