24 Sep 2022

Iran hijab protests: 35 dead as president warns of ‘decisive’ action

Iran’s President has warned protesters they will be dealt with ‘decisively’ following a week of anti-government demonstrations across the country.

Pro-government rallies in several Iranian cities accused ‘enemies’ of the regime of being behind the unrest.

State officials say at least 35 people have been killed in the protests, which erupted after the death of a young woman in police custody.

Mahsa Amini had been detained by the Islamic Republic’s morality police for allegedly breaking headscarf rules.