By Peter Lawrence, The Chicago Times
November 28, 2022
TEHRAN – Iranian officials claim that 300 people have been killed in the protests spreading across Iran over the last two months.
An Iranian general claimed that 300 hundred people have been killed during the past two months of protesting, which is lower than that reported by Human Rights Activists in Iran, US based group monitoring the protests that began after the death of a young woman taken prisoner by Iran’s morality police.
According to HRAI, it is believed that 451 protesters and 60 security forces have been killed along with some 18,000 people detained since protesting began in September. The protests erupted after the suspicious death of Mahsa Amini, 22, who was arrested for violating the Islamic Republic’s strict dress code.
General Amir Ali Hajizadeh, commander of the aerospace division of the paramilitary Revolutionary Guard, was caught saying on a Guard website that 300 people have been killed, including security forces. Hajizadeh believes the protests have been fomented by Iran’s enemies and not by the suspicious death of a 22-year-old woman in the custody of police for a dress code violation. Protestors have declared that they have had it with decades of social and political repression and deny any foreign influence.
Feature Photo: General Amir Ali Hajizadeh, Commander of the IRGC Air Force.