Iran: Election contested, repression compounded

Iran: Election contested, repression compounded

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Index Number: MDE 13/123/2009
Date Published: 10 December 2009
Categories: Iran

During the widespread unrest that followed the contested election result in June 2009, thousands of people were arbitrarily arrested, dozens were killed on the streets or died in detention, and many said they were tortured or otherwise ill-treated. This report includes cases and moving testimonies of individuals whose rights were abused. It shows that the willingness of the authorities to resort to violence and arbitrary measures to stifle protest and dissent has continued long after the post-election protests subsided.


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