Iran protests: deaths in custody spark human rights concerns - News Summed Up

Iran protests: deaths in custody spark human rights concerns


At least 21 people died after violent clashes between protesters and security guards during more than a week of demonstrations. Most of those killed were protesters and some were security guards, according to officials. He is a member of the Gonabadi dervish order, a minority Muslim sect not recognised by the Iranian authorities. Concern about the fate of thousands of detainees had been heightened by Ghanbari’s death, Hadi Ghaemi, the executive director of the Centre for Human Rights in Iran, said. “We’re also concerned that the Iranian authorities are denying the family members of those arrested information about the fate and whereabouts of their loved ones.


Source: The Guardian January 09, 2018 04:52 UTC



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