Iran Steps Up Violence Against Protesters, Sentences Five Activists to Death

Posted on AllSides November 17th, 2022
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In Iran, women and youth-led protests continue two months after the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini while in police custody. Crackdowns on the mobilizations are also intensifying. On Tuesday, police opened fire on protesters inside a metro station in Tehran. In other parts of Iran, as many as 15 people were killed Wednesday night. Some of the deaths were attributed to gunmen on motorcycles. Iran has blamed “terrorists,” though some local witnesses have said security forces are responsible. Demonstrators this week are commemorating 2019’s “Bloody November,” when hundreds were killed...

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