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Protests flared up again in Iran on Saturday over the death of a woman in moral police custody despite a crackdown by security forces that officially claimed the lives of at least 41 people.

The main reformist party inside Iran called for the repeal of the mandatory Islamic dress code that late Mahsa Amini had been accused of breaching as the protests over her death entered their ninth night.

Web monitor NetBlocks reported that Skype was now restricted in Iran, as part of a crackdown on communications that has already targeted the last accessible international platforms Instagram, WhatsApp and LinkedIn.

Hundreds of angry demonstrators have been arrested, along with reformist activists and journalists.

22-year-old Amini was pronounced dead after spending three days in a coma following her arrest by the morality police.

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