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Amnesty International
27-Jun-2009 (3 comments)

Iran’s presidential election on 12 June, took place against a backdrop of discrimination, worsening repression of dissent and violent unrest.

In the days following the election, hundreds of thousands of people took part in marches and demonstrations across Iran, protesting against both the process and outcome of the election.

The police and security forces, including the volunteer Basij militia, have used excessive force, including beating with truncheons to end demonstrations.  In some cases demonstrators have been shot with live ammunition, The death toll is rising.

Iran is now witnessing sweeping restrictions on the use of communications technology, including telecommunications, satellite broadcasts and internet access, a ban on peaceful demonstrations, armed attacks on students in university premises  as well as the arbitrary arrest of political activists, students, journalists, and human rights defenders,  many – if not all - of whom are prisoners of conscience.

Peaceful assembly is expressly permitted under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights to which Iran is a state party and is also guaranteed by the Constitution of Iran, Amnesty International calls on the Iranian authorities to allow peaceful demonstrations, to exercise restraint in the policing of any further demonstrations, to stop using the Basij militia to police protests, and to ensure that firearms are not used except  as a last resort and where stri... >>>

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In the days following Iran's presidential election on Friday 12 June, many thousands took part in marches and demonstrations across the country, condemning both the process and outcome of the election.

Amnesty International asks everyone to send information in any language about arrests, killings, and other human rights abuses in Iran to iran.alerts@googlemail.com All information will be dealt with confidentially.

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