Ay­a­tol­lah makes in­no­cent mar­tyrs

The Citizen (KZN) - - World - Tehran

– Iran’s leader Ay­a­tol­lah Ali Khamenei has agreed that peo­ple killed in na­tion­wide un­rest last month who had no role in fo­ment­ing it should be treated as “mar­tyrs”, with their fam­i­lies com­pen­sated.

This was a sig­nif­i­cant soft­en­ing to­wards those killed dur­ing the protests that erupted fol­low­ing a sur­prise hike in fuel prices.

He com­mis­sioned a re­port from Iran’s Supreme Na­tional Se­cu­rity Coun­cil and or­dered its rec­om­men­da­tions be im­ple­mented.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from South Africa

© PressReader. All rights reserved.