In Iran, state television has hacked and new demonstrations against power

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As the protest movement triggered by Masha Amini’s death enters its fourth week in Iran, new demonstrations took place over the weekend. Two members of the security forces were killed, the country’s official news agency reported Sunday. The day before, state television was briefly hacked while broadcasting a speech by Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei.

Hot universities, violent demonstrations in Tehran and in the northern regions of the country, the Iranian street continues to express its anger despite the bloody repression exercised by power.

Two members of the Iranian security forces died during demonstrations held over the weekend to protest the death of Mahsa Amini, the official IRNA news agency reported on Sunday (9 October).

A member of the Bassij paramilitary militia was killed Saturday evening “after sustaining severe head injuries following an armed attack by a mob” in southern Tehran, IRNA reported. The strength of the Bassidji is linked to the Revolutionary Guards Corps, the ideological army of Iran.

A member of the Revolutionary Guards was also killed on Saturday during demonstrations in Sanandaj, the capital of Kurdistan, the province of origin of Mahsa Amini.

“Police forces used tear gas to disperse crowds in dozens of places in Tehran,” the official IRNA news agency confirmed, adding that the protesters “shouted slogans and set fire to and damaged public property, including one. police station and garbage cans “in Tehran, Sanandaj and other cities in the country.

“Join us and get up”

In addition, state television was hacked on Saturday during the retransmission of a speech by Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei. Suddenly the Ayatollah’s face appeared framed by a viewfinder and surrounded by flames. “Join us and get up,” read the still image as the faces of several protesters killed by law enforcement appeared at the bottom of the screen.

The latest toll of the protests reported by the Iranian media dates back to September 27, when the Fars news agency reported “about 60” people killed since September 16, including 12 members of the armed forces.

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But according to several NGOs, the budget would be even higher. The organization Iran Human Rights, based in Oslo in Norway, had mentioned the figure of 92 deaths in early October.

A protest movement shook Iran from the death, on September 16, of this young Iranian Kurdish woman, 22, who died three days after her arrest by the moral police in Tehran for having, according to them, violated the strict dress code for women in the Islamic Republic of Iran.

With AP and AFP

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