Human rights: Security forces in Iran apparently beat up professors

According to local media reports, security forces in the Iranian capital Tehran used violence against students.

Human rights: Security forces in Iran apparently beat up professors

According to local media reports, security forces in the Iranian capital Tehran used violence against students. After protests, several professors from the renowned Sharif University were also beaten, the Iranian newspaper "Emtedad" reported on Telegram.

Police and security forces cordoned off the campus. Shots are said to have been fired. Since the beginning of the nationwide protests in Iran, students at numerous universities have demonstrated against the leadership of the Islamic Republic and its repressive course. The authorities then canceled lectures in many cities.

State media speak of a calm situation

Videos shared thousands of times on social media, the authenticity of which could not initially be verified, showed a strong presence of security forces. Many people accused the militias online of using violence and live ammunition against students. The state media meanwhile spoke of a calm situation and accused the media abroad of spreading lies.

The demonstrations were triggered by the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini a good two weeks ago. The moral police had arrested her because of her alleged "un-Islamic outfit". What happened to Amini after that is unclear. The woman fell into a coma and died in a hospital on September 16. Critics accuse the morality police of using violence; the police deny it. Since the young woman's death, thousands of people have been demonstrating across the country against the repressive course taken by the government and security forces, as well as against the Islamic system.

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