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How Iran’s Security Forces Carried Out ‘Bloody Friday’ Massacre

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Thousands in The Hague, Netherlands, show their support for Iranian protesters risking their lives by standing up to Iran’s repressive government. Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022. (AP File)
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A New York Times analysis of witness testimony and videos reveals the bloody scene that unfolded last month in southeastern Iran during Friday Prayer.

Reports the Times:

“Some of the wounded tried to crawl away to escape the bullets. Others bled to death on prayer mats as people tried to drag them to safety.

“But the snipers and officers kept pulling their triggers, firing bullet after bullet into men and young boys at a worship area where Friday Prayer had been underway.

“The horrific scene unfolded on Sept. 30 in Zahedan, a city in southeastern Iran that is home to the ethnic Baluch minority, after a small group of worshipers emerged from the Great Mosalla prayer complex to confront security forces posted at a police station across the street.”

‘Bloody Friday’ Claims Nearly 100 Lives

Human rights groups estimated that as many as 96 people were killed in what is being called “Bloody Friday” by residents.

Read more at this New York Times link.

Watch: Protests Resume on Friday, Oct. 14, in Zahedan 

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