Iran’s morale police kill two more girls, 16 and 17, leaving one with a crushed skull in a crackdown on hijab protests

TWO other young girls have been killed during the Iranian regime’s crackdown on hijab protests that have gripped the country.

According to Amnesty International, 16-year-old YouTuber Sarina Esmailzadeh died after security forces hit her in the head with batons.

Sarina Esmailzadeh, 16, died in a crackdown on protests in Iran

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Sarina Esmailzadeh, 16, died in a crackdown on protests in IranPhoto credit: @sarinacmz/CEN
Nika Shakarami, 17, had a fractured skull and a shattered nose, her family says

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Nika Shakarami, 17, had a fractured skull and a shattered nose, her family saysPhoto credit: Newsflash

Her death was reported when officers turned over the body of a “fearless” teenager whose family had been searching for her for ten days.

Nika Shahkarmi, 17, went missing from a protest in the capital Tehran on September 20.

Atesh Shakrami, Nika’s aunt, told BBC Farsi she left the house with a bottle of water and a towel – which they later realized were meant to fight tear gas.

In her last phone call with a pal, she said she was “running away from security agents.”

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That night her Telegram and Instagram accounts were deleted and her phone was dead.

Her family spent the next ten days searching for her in jails, hospitals and even the morgue.

Eventually, they were told that a girl matching their description was in the Kahrizak morgue.

Her body showed signs of having her skull fractured and her nose shattered, reports said.

The official cause of death was a fall from a great height, but family members don’t believe it.

They say a photo of her lifeless body on the sidewalk shows “the water bottle and cell phone were arranged beside her for the photograph.”

At least 52 people have been killed in protests across Iran since the death of Mehsa Amini last month, according to Amnesty International.

Activists in Iran say the true number is now over 300.

Mehsa, 22, from Kurdistan, was arrested by the feared morality police for allegedly wearing a hijab that did not fully cover her hair.

Officials claimed she suffered a heart attack and was hospitalized, but her family said she was put into a coma by guards.

Leaked medical reports claimed she suffered a fractured skull after a “blow to the head”.

Her death sparked angry protests across Iran, and defiant women were filmed burning their headscarves as they called for an end to the ayatollah regime.

Colonel Ebrahim Khouchakzai is said to have taken the girl for questioning during the investigation into the murder of one of her neighbors.

It is said that he undressed her in his office and forced himself on her.

The girl’s family made a complaint to the police and then went to a local media outlet when they said nothing was done.

Now city police have taken three members of her family “hostage” to force her to publicly deny she was raped, according to the latest reports.

Supporters took to the streets demanding justice while demonstrations raged over Mehsa’s death and women’s rights.

In a desperate attempt to quell protests, authorities have panicked and shut down social media and much of the internet.

Paramilitary police and Revolutionary Guard soldiers were also ordered to “mercilessly confront civilians with deadly force.”

“The Iranian authorities knowingly chose to injure or kill people who took to the streets to express their anger at decades of oppression and injustice,” Amnesty’s Agnes Callamard said.

Protests have also erupted around the world, and a growing list of politicians and celebrities have expressed their support.

The outrage was further fueled by the alleged rape of a 15-year-old girl by a police commander in the city of Chabahar.

There were renewed clashes between demonstrators and riot police in Tehran last night

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There were renewed clashes between demonstrators and riot police in Tehran last nightPhoto credit: Reuters
Mahsa Amini, 22, died after being arrested by Iran's Morality Police last month

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Mahsa Amini, 22, died after being arrested by Iran’s Morality Police last monthPhoto credit: Newsflash

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