Iranian Forces Shoot At Faces And Genitals Of Female 'Rioters' Amid Anti-Regime Protests

Security forces in Iran are shooting at the faces, breasts and genitals of female protesters with shotguns amid anti-regime protests in the country. 

What Happened: Doctors and nurses, who are treating protestors secretly to avoid arrest, said that women demonstrators often arrived with wounds different to men, The Guardian reported, citing interviews with medics across the country.

See Also: Iranian Government Reports Hundreds Killed In Widespread Protests Since September

A physician told the publication that men more commonly had shotgun pellets in their legs, buttocks and backs, while the women were being targeted in different ways "because they wanted to destroy the beauty of these women."

At least 10 medical professionals told the publication that the serious injuries could leave many young Iranians with permanent damage.

"I treated a woman in her early 20s, who was shot in her genitals by two pellets. Ten other pellets were lodged in her inner thigh. These 10 pellets were easily removed, but those two pellets were a challenge because they were wedged in between her urethra and vaginal opening," the physician said.

In mid-September, thousands of Iranians took to the streets to protest after the death of Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old Iranian Kurdish woman, in police custody. She was detained by morality police for allegedly wearing her hijab "improperly."

Iran, on Thursday, also carried out the first-known execution of a protester convicted in the recent nationwide anti-government unrest.

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