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Over 200 killed in Iran protests: Top security body


TEHRAN: More than 200 people were killed in Iran since nationwide protests broke out over death while in police custody Mahsa AminiThe country’s top security agency said Saturday.
Amini, 22, an Iranian of Kurdish origin, died on September 16 after being arrested in Tehran for allegedly violating the Islamic republic’s dress code for women.
Quoted by the country’s official news agency IRNA Supreme National Security Council said the number of people killed in the unrest as a result of her death “exceeded 200”.
It said the number included security personnel, civilians and “separatists” as well as “rioters” – a term used by Iranian officials to describe protesters.
A general in Iran Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps This week, for the first time, more than 300 people were killed in the unrest.
The security council said that in addition to the loss of life, the violence also caused millions of dollars in damage.
Oslo-based Iran Human Rights NGO on Tuesday said at least 448 people have been “killed by security forces during ongoing nationwide protests”.
UN human rights chief Turkish Volker said last week that 14,000 people, including children, had been arrested in the crackdown.

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