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Iran: Several Dead In Protest Clashes

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The Iranian Revolutionary Guard forces on Friday fired on demonstrators in the city of Ahwaz, the region in Iran (Khūzestān Province), killing three and injuring many others.

This came in response for peaceful protests which swept the region in what was called as the “day of rage in Ahwaz”. It was declared to protest what the organizers called the oppression against the Arabs in that province.

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Ahead of the protests, the authorities launched a crackdown arresting more than 260 political activists.

The Revolutionary Guard Corps used tear gas to disperse the demonstrations, while using live bullets in some neighborhoods. After Friday prayers, the Iranian authorities cut off Internet services, water and electricity to the district and declared the imposition of a state of emergency. The Basij forces confiscated satellite dishes and computers.

In the city of Hamidiya, demonstrations clashed with Iranian security forces. At least one protester was killed. Eyewitnesses said that a large number of wounded were taken to homes and their relatives refused to transfer them to hospitals for fear of arrest.

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2 thoughts on “Iran: Several Dead In Protest Clashes

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    April 17, 2011 at 4:22 pm
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    The Irani gov. is killing it’s own people just because they asked for their basic rights…i have friends there and I couldn’t contact since the revolution…i hope the UN will make an act about what’s happening in Iran soon or more people will get killed…

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    April 17, 2011 at 5:00 pm
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    Someone has to do something to the people being killed and beaten in Iran
    What are all the human rights activist & UN doing?

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