Con­cerns deepen over ar­rests in Iran

The Guardian Weekly - - World Roundup -

7 Hu­man rights ac­tivists in Iran have raised con­cerns about mass ar­rests dur­ing the coun­try’s largest protests in nearly a decade, af­ter at least three demon­stra­tors died in a no­to­ri­ous Tehran jail.

Two mem­bers of the Ira­nian par­lia­ment con­firmed on Mon­day that one de­tainee, Sina Ghan­bari, had died in Evin prison.

Sep­a­rately, Nas­rin So­toudeh, a prom­i­nent hu­man rights lawyer, said that at least two other pro­test­ers had died in the jail. They have not been iden­ti­fied.

At least 21 peo­ple died af­ter vi­o­lent clashes be­tween pro­test­ers and se­cu­rity per­son­nel dur­ing more than a week of demon­stra­tions.

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