Four killed in Iran during protests over death in custody - rights group
Four people were killed in Iran's Kurdish region on Monday when security forces opened fire during protests over the death of a woman in police custody, a Kurdish rights group said, on a third day of turmoil over an event that has ignited nationwide anger, News.az reports citing Reuters.
Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old from Iran's Kurdistan province, fell into a coma and died following her arrest in Tehran last week by the morality police, sparking demonstrations in numerous areas including the capital.
Two of the people were killed as security forces opened fire on protesters in the Kurdish city of Saqez, Amini's hometown, the Hengaw Human Rights Organisation said on Twitter.
It said two more were killed in the town of Divandarreh "by direct fire" from security forces.
There was no official confirmation of the deaths.