Internet restricted in Iran as officials work to crack down on spreading protests

Internet access is being restricted in Iran as violent protests sparked by the death of a woman in police custody spread across the country, according to residents and global internet watchdog NetBlocks.

The death last week of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini, who was arrested by Tehran’s morality police for “unsuitable clothing”, sparked fury over issues such as freedoms in the Islamic Republic and a sanctions-wound economy.

Ten people were killed in the protests, including A 16-year-old boy was shot dead when security forces opened fire on protesters.

Kurdish rights group Hengaw said 450 people were injured in Iran’s Kurdish regions, in addition to Kurdish protesters who have died from “direct fire” from government forces over the past four days.

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