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11 December, Wednesday


Death toll rises to 106 in Iran protests

Rights group calls for end to 'brutal crackdown' of anti-government demonstrations, reporting 106 deaths in 21 cities.

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Days of protests in Iran over rising fuel prices and a subsequent government crackdown have killed more than 100 people across the country, according to rights group Amnesty International, Eurasia Diary reports citing Aljazeera.

In a statement on Tuesday, the UK-based organisation accused Iranian security forces of using "excessive and lethal force" to crush the demonstrations since they started on Friday. 

"At least 106 protesters in 21 cities have been killed, according to credible reports," Amnesty said. "The real death toll may be much higher with some reports suggesting as many as 200 have been killed."

No immediate reaction was available from Iran's government to the estimated death toll.

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