Iran riots after Kurdish woman “jumps to death to escape rape”

Farinaz Khosrawani demonstrationFarinaz Khosrawani died from either suicide or a fall while reportedly trying to escape a rape attempt by an Iranian intelligence official.

Khosrawani was reportedly an employee of Tarai hotel in Mahabad, an ethnically Kurdish city of 280,000 in the north-west of Iran.

The hotel was later burned down by hundreds of Kurds during a protest against her death….

On Friday, local authorities announced that an individual has been detained over the death.

Kurdish sources were not happy: “The rape and torture of Kurdish and dissidents in Iran — both women and men — is now widespread and systematic.”

Mahabad-uprising

And no, Wikipedia does not mention this anywhere.

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