Iran has issued a series of death sentences as women-led protests over Mahsa Amini’s death in policy custody entered a third month Wednesday.
The overnight clashes have left at least six people dead.
In a widely shared video verified by AFP, security forces appear to open fire on dozens of commuters at a Tehran metro station, causing them to scramble and fall over each other on the platform.
Another verified video showed members of the security forces, including plainclothes officers, attacking women without hijab headscarves on an underground train.
Organisers of the protests have called for three days of actions to commemorate hundreds killed in the “Bloody Aban” or Bloody November demonstrations that erupted on November 15, 2019, after a shock decision to hike fuel prices.
Amini, a 22-year-old Iranian woman of Kurdish origin, died in the custody of the notorious morality police after her arrest for an alleged breach of Iran’s strict dress code for women.
Iran has struggled to contain the protests, which have seen women remove and burn their headscarves and face off with the security forces on the street.
The unrest was fanned by fury over the brutal enforcement of a mandatory hijab for women but has grown into a broad movement against the theocracy that has ruled Iran since the 1979 Islamic Revolution.