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Friday, June 19, 2009

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Hundreds of prominent activists and politicians have been arrested in Iran for taking part in anti-government protests, it was claimed today.

Hadi Ghaemi, of the New York-based International Campaign for Human Rights, said he had spoken to families and colleagues of people who have been arrested or who have disappeared and was told that there were at least 200 across Iran.

The claim could not be confirmed because of government restrictions on reporting inside the country. The Iranian government said it had arrested a relatively small number of people for violence and other crimes.

link: 'Hundreds of Iran dissidents held' | News London Evening Standard


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