ERBIL - A monitor revealed on Saturday that ten demonstrators have so far been killed as a result of the ongoing protests in Iran’s southwestern Khuzestan province.
The Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), an NGO promoting the rights of Iranians, said in a statement that the Iranian security forces had also detained 102 people, according to Anadolu Agency.
According to a list by HRANA, containing the names of those killed and detained, two of the victims are under the age of 16.
"HRANA has been able to identify 102 detained and 10 killed so far, all of whom we will name in this report," the agency said.
People in Khuzestan have begun demonstrations lately amid water shortages in the area. They reportedly demand the Iranian government to stop a project providing water transfers from Karun River to other regions, which they say has led to water shortages.
Demonstrations have already spread to at least 30 cities, HRANA revealed.
Meanwhile, Hengaw Organization for Human Rights said in a statement on Friday that the Iranian security forces had killed a Kurdish demonstrator in Khuzestan, who was identified as Omed Azarkhish, 23.