Religious leaders in Saqqez (Seqiz) in Iran have condemned the attacks against protesters as the nation-wide protests enter their third month following the death of the 22-year-old Kurdish woman Jîna (Mahsa) Amini at the hands of the the morality police, reported Mezopotamya News Agency.
Stating that people are struggling against corruption in the state bureaucracy and the violence against the people, the imams supported the demonstrations.
“It has been two months since Jîna was murdered, but the government is not listening to the protesters, they are killing people by turning the facts upside-down,” said the clergymen.
“Detainees are subjected to ill-treatment. We support the protests and demand the release of those detained,” added the clergymen in their statements.
Meanwhile, the forces of the Sardasht Border Regiment raided a village under the pretext of seizing smuggled goods, and tried to enter a number of homes without presenting court orders. A father of two known only as Hamzeh, was shot in the chest and killed, reported Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN).
KHRN also reported that at least seven civilians in the cities Orumiyeh, Piranshahr, Saqqez, Sanandaj and Bijar have suffered incurable eye injuries and loss of sight in one or both eyes as a result of anti-riot forces firing shotguns.
Jîna (Mahsa) Amini, a 22-year-old Kurdish woman, was arrested by Iran’s notorious morality police on 13 September for an alleged breach of the country’s strict mandatory dress code for women. Three days later she died in hospital from injuries that her family says she sustained when the police beat her during her arrest.
As of 7 November, the death toll from the protests had risen to 304 as Iranian security forces left 10 more dead in Zahedan, Iran.