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Iranian lawmaker says 3,700 arrested in days of violent protests

An image grab taken from a handout video released by Iran’s Mehr News agency reportedly shows a group of men walking down a street in Tehran on December 30, 2017. (AFP)

An Iranian reformist lawmaker says some 3,700 people were arrested in the days of protests and unrest that roiled Iran over the past two weeks.

The official news website of the Iranian parliament, icana.ir, quoted Mahmoud Sadeghi on Tuesday as saying that different security and intelligence forces detained the protesters, making it difficult to know the exact number of detainees.

The number is far higher than the one initially offered by authorities.
 

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Last Update: Tuesday, 9 January 2018 KSA 12:44 - GMT 09:44
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