Protest in Iran seaport after death of child

Protest in Iran seaport after death of child

Published by on October 1, 2015

Jask-Iran-200Residents of Jask, south-eastern Iran, demonstrated outside the Municipality Office on Wednesday protesting the death of a 9-year-old girl at the town’s hospital due to lack of medical facilities at the hospital.

The residents of the seaport city of Jask were already distraught following the recent death of a pregnant woman due to lack of medical facilities in the hospital.

Locals are also angry at the regime officials for the demolition of an ancient castle in the town that belonged to the Sassanid era of the Persian Empire (224 AD to 651 AD).

The Revolutionary Guards Navy has initiated the demolition of the ancient castle called “Castle of Kouh Mobarak”.

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