Iran on Friday continued to accentuate its violent crackdown on nationwide protests sparked by the dying of Mahsa Amini — a 22-year-old Kurdish Iranian girl detained by police final week for a supposed violation of the nation’s ultraconservative gown code — who has change into an emblem for nationwide anger over poverty, repression, clerical management and authorities impunity.
Greater than 30 folks, the bulk in Amini’s Kurdistan province, have been killed, and lots of extra have been injured or arrested, in keeping with rights teams and information experiences. The federal government has blocked Instagram and WhatsApp and lower or slowed entry to the web and mobile service in a lot of the nation.
Iran’s army and Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corp (IRGC) have warned they’ll escalate their clampdown if demonstrations don’t cease — although as of Friday there as no signal of the unrest and anger abating.
Right here’s what to find out about what’s taking place in Iran.