Tehran refinery workers stage strike

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Workers at a Tehran refinery staged a strike on Wednesday, 40 days after the death of Mahsa Amini in police custody, according to a video published by widely followed activist account Tasvir1500.

A refinery official however later denied the reports.

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Separately on Wednesday, Iranian riot police deployed in large numbers in Amini’s hometown of Saqez, witnesses said, after activists called for protests across the country to mark 40 days since she died in detention over her “inappropriate attire.”

Witnesses in the capital Tehran and the cities of Tabriz and Rasht to the north also reported a heavy presence of security forces in the streets.

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