‘It’s like a warzone’: Unrest in Iran over death of Mahsa Amini, 22, spills into seventh

Iran‘s army warned on Friday that it would ‘confront the enemies’ to ensure security and peace in the country as protests rage over the death of Mahsa Amini in the morality police’s custody.

The army said ‘these desperate actions are part of the evil strategy of the enemy to weaken the Islamic regime’.

It comes as residents in Tehran have compared protest scenes to being ‘like a war zone’, while celebrities including Games of Thrones actress Sophie Turner, Sharon Stone and Hailey Bieber have joined the voices of outrage after the death of Mahsa. 

Mahsa, 22, died last week after being arrested by morality police in Tehran for allegedly not wearing her hijab properly and violating the country’s strict dress code.

Police say she had a heart attack – but an eyewitness claims she was beaten in a custody van before falling into a coma. Her distraught family are fighting for the truth as they say she had no underlying health issues and saw bruises on her body.

Women in the country have been…

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