208 killed in Iran protests, crackdown over petrol price hike: Amnesty

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Dubai: At least 208 people were killed in protests in Iran over petrol price hike and crackdown by security forces, Amnesty International has said.

The reports said Iran is yet to release any nationwide statistics over the unrest that gripped the Islamic Republic beginning November 15.

Iran’s mission to the United Nations disputed Amnesty figure, but it has failed to offer no evidence to support its claim. Iran shut down internet access amid the unrest, blocking those inside the country from sharing their videos and information.

An Iran researcher at Amnesty, Mansoureh Mills, said: “We’ve seen over 200 people killed in a very swift time, in under a week. It’s something pretty unprecedented event in the history of the human rights violations in the Islamic Republic.”

 

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