Protests & Crackdown in Mahabad over Woman's Death, Iranian Kurdistan, May 2015

  • Protests & Crackdown in Mahabad over Woman's Death, Iranian Kurdistan, May 2015
  • Protests & Crackdown in Mahabad over Woman's Death, Iranian Kurdistan, May 2015
  • Protests & Crackdown in Mahabad over Woman's Death, Iranian Kurdistan, May 2015
  • Protests & Crackdown in Mahabad over Woman's Death, Iranian Kurdistan, May 2015
  • Protests & Crackdown in Mahabad over Woman's Death, Iranian Kurdistan, May 2015
  • Protests & Crackdown in Mahabad over Woman's Death, Iranian Kurdistan, May 2015
  • Protests & Crackdown in Mahabad over Woman's Death, Iranian Kurdistan, May 2015
  • Protests & Crackdown in Mahabad over Woman's Death, Iranian Kurdistan, May 2015
  • Protests & Crackdown in Mahabad over Woman's Death, Iranian Kurdistan, May 2015

Thousands of Iranian Kurds protested in northwestern Iran starting Thursday, May 7, against the alleged harassment of an ethnically Kurdish woman by an Iranian officer, causing her to commit suicide. The Iranian government contests this version of events.

In the ensuing unrest, protests spread from Mahabad to other areas such as Sardasht City and other majority Kurdish areas of Iran. The hotel in Mahabad where the incident occurred was set on fire and burned down.

Police subsequently used heavy force and teargas to disperse the protesters.

Created by SamiGoat on 2015-05-13
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