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Kurdish Protesters Rally in Erbil over Amini's Death in Iran

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Kurdish Protesters Rally in Erbil over Amini's Death in Iran

Saturday, 24 September, 2022 - 13:30
People take part in a protest following the death of Mahsa Amini in front of the United Nations headquarters in Erbil, Iraq September 24, 2022. REUTERS/Azad Lashkari

Dozens of Iraqi and Iranian Kurds rallied in Iraq's northern city of Erbil on Saturday over the death of Mahsa Amini, a young woman who died in the custody of Iranian police.


Protestors carrying placards with Amini's photograph gathered outside the United Nations compound in Erbil chanting "Death to the dictator" - a reference to Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei.


"Women, Life, Freedom" chanted others, many of whom were Iranian Kurds living in self-imposed exile in the semi-autonomous Kurdistan region of Iraq.


Protests broke out in northwestern Iran a week ago at the funeral of Amini, a 22-year-old Kurdish woman who died after falling into a coma following her detention by morality police enforcing hijab rules on women's dress.


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