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Iran says more than 500 protesters arrested

Iran says more than 500 protesters arrested

Iran's police chief says more than 500 opposition protesters have been arrested since clashes on Sunday that left at least eight dead.
Gen. Ismail Ahmadi Moghaddam said Wednesday the number of arrests may be higher because hardline Basij militiamen and intelligence agents may have apprehended more people on their own.
The clashes Sunday were the most violent since the aftermath of June's disputed presidential election.
The semiofficial Fars news agency says the nephew of opposition leader Mir Hossein Mousavi, one of those killed on Sunday, was buried Wednesday. Authorities had taken the body from the hospital earlier in the week, in what was seen as an attempt to prevent the funeral from turning into a protest.


Updated : 2021-06-17 17:48 GMT+08:00