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Iranian schoolgirls take up battle cry as protests continue

By Emma Graham-Harrison and Maryam Foumani

04 Oct 2022 · 4 min read

Editor's Note

In Iran, school girls have been joining the protests. The latest wave of unrest was sparked by the disappearance of 16-year-old Nika Shahkarami - who was eventually found dead.

High school girls have become the latest Iranians to join anti-government protests in large numbers, as the country mourned a teenager killed in the first days of protests.

Nika Shahkarami, who lived in Tehran and would have turned 17 on Sunday, vanished in September. Her family found her body in a detention centre’s morgue 10 days later, BBC Persian reported.

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