On 15 November 2019, protests erupted across Iran following the government’s overnight announcement of a significant increase in the price of fuel. Demonstrators voiced anger that the measure would crush poor people already struggling amid an economic crisis engulfing the country. As protests intensified in most cities across the country on 16 November 2019, the Iranian authorities deliberately shut down the internet, hiding the true scale of unlawful killings by security forces. This document is a downloadable summary of Amnesty International’s Iran microsite: A web of impunity: The killings Iran’s internet shutdown hid.
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