Source: BBC News
Amnesty International says Iran arrested 7,000 people last year in a “shameless campaign of repression”.
Those swept up by the crackdown included protesters, students, lawyers, journalists, environmental and women’s rights activists, and trade unionists.
Hundreds were sentenced to prison or flogging. At least 26 protesters were killed and nine others died in custody.
The crackdown was a response to unrest over poverty, corruption and the lack of political and social freedoms.
Categories: Iran, Middle East, The Muslim Times
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