A FEMALE protester has been killed after being shot six times by Iranian security forces amid a bloody uprising.
BRAVE Hadis Najafi was murdered for taking part in protests against Iran’s strict hijab laws, according to reports.
The 20-year-old was shot in the chest, face and neck by trigger happy security forces, reports on social media claim.
It comes days after Mahsa Amini, 22, was beaten to death by Iran’s morality police for failing to comply with the country’s strict hijab rules.
Mahsa had been visiting relatives in Tehran when morality police – who enforce rules on how women can dress and act – arrested her then beat her up in custody, causing her to have a heart attack and die.
Her brutal death sparked a wave of demonstrations across Iran and prompted a harsh response from the Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi who ordered riot police to “deal decisively” with protesters.
A video circling online appeared to show Hadis tying up her hair as she prepared to join protesters on the the street.
Hadis’ shock death was shared by prominent Iranian journalist Masih Alinejad and followed footage of mourners at the young Iranian’s funeral in Karaj, northern Iran.
“This 20 Yr old girl who was getting ready to join the protest against the murdering of #MahsaAmini got killed by 6 bullets,” Alinejad wrote on Twitter.
“HadisNajafi, 20, was shot in the chest, face and neck by Islamic Republic’s security forces.”
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A second clip appeared to show the girl’s family weeping over a photo of her on a freshly dug grave.
This spurred friends and family to share videos of the vibrant youngster in her element either dancing around or posing for cameras.
At least 100 protesters have been killed and thousands wounded during mass protests, an opposition group has claimed.
People’s Mujahedin Organisation of Iran (MEK) said that 1,800 people had been arrested in Tehran alone as protests raged in 31 provinces across the country.
Mahsa’s death sparked a wave of protests against the country’s strict laws which have been viciously cracked down upon by Tehran.
Demonstrators have clashed with police, hurling rocks and bottles, as well as setting fires in a number of cities following over a week of protests.
Some women, meanwhile, have torn off their hijabs and thrown the legally-required garment onto bonfires.
Iran’s Revolutionary Guard have vowed an even harsher crackdown on the protesters which are being backed by women’s rights figures worldwide.
Iran is claimed to have deployed an elite unit of all-female commando cops in a bid to bust the protests – with many demonstrators shouting “death to the dictator”.
A video shot during the funeral of Mohsen Qeysari, a 32-year-old protestor from Ilam who was killed during the protest, showed people vowing to avenge his blood.
Wednesday’s footage showed people chanting, “I will kill the ones who killed my brother”.
In a statement to The Sun, Shahin Gobadi, a spokesman of the MEK, based in Paris said: “People from all walks of life have risen for freedom across Iran, in the capital, and from West to East, and North to South.
“Women, in particular, young women are taking the lead and their high fighting spirit who in step with freedom-loving youths and men drive back the IRGC [Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps] mercenaries with chants of “Death to [Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali] Khamenei,” is the promise of a democratically elected republic based on gender equality and national sovereignty.”
Commenting on the ongoing protests despite the alleged heavy death toll, Gobadi said: “It is very telling that despite brutal suppression, the regime has failed to quash the protests.”
The MEK spokesman highlighted that the Iranian regime has turned to Internet shutdown and blocking social media in a bid to prevent the spread of Iran protests via news channels.