The US Soccer Federation decided to forego Iran's official flag on social media accounts to show support for protesters, which sparked anger online as Tehran accused Washington of removing the name of God.
UN rights chief Volker Turk says Iran is in a full-fledged human rights crisis and calls for an independent and transparent investigative process into alleged violations of human rights.
Norway-based Iran Human Rights says a total of 416 people have been killed by Iranian security forces during protests sparked by Mahsa Amini’s death in September.
In a first round of sanctions in October, the EU imposed travel bans and asset freezes on 15 Iranian individuals and institutions linked to the young woman's death and the clamp-down on protests.
In Iran, protests triggered by the death of Mahsa Amini – a woman who was detained by morality police – quickly turned into a popular revolt, with a wide range of people taking part.
Police didn't immediately share details but said an investigation had began into the incident at a traffic police station.
Hundreds of protesters poured into the streets of a northwestern Iranian city to mark the watershed 40 days since the death in custody of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini.
Thousands rally in Washington DC, Los Angeles and Berlin to express solidarity with Iranians protesting Mahsa Amini's custodial death.
"Iran is fully responsible for the safety of our wrongfully detained citizens," says Washington after local media reported gunfire and clashes at the detention facility in capital Tehran.
Four EU diplomats say a political agreement has been reached on the sanctions and that a foreign ministers' meeting in Luxembourg next Monday will officialise them.
Ali Daei has called on Iran's government to "solve the problems of the Iranian people rather than using repression, violence and arrests."
Concern has grown over violence at Sharif University of Technology where riot police confronted hundreds of students, using tear gas and paintball.
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