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Tuesday, August 11, 2009

New Figures on Deaths and Detentions in Iranian Protests

New figures released on protesters detained, killed « niacINsight
niacINsight reports new figures released on Iranian protesters detained, killed

From AFP:

An aide to Iranian opposition leader Mir Hossein Mousavi has said in a report to parliament that 69 people died in post-election violence, a newspaper reported on Tuesday.

“A list of 69 dead and about 220 detained after the election was submitted to a special parliamentary committee,” Alireza Beheshti was quoted as saying by the reformist Sarmayeh newspaper.

Iran’s judiciary also said today that 4,000 protesters were initially arrested in the brutal crackdown just after the vote.

“In the aftermath of the election, 4,000 people were arrested,” judiciary spokesman Ali Reza Jamshidi told reporters.

He said 3,700 were released “very soon”, but that “those who were involved in the riots were detained.”

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