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Iran: Leaked official documents ordering deadly crackdown highlight need for international action

Index Number: MDE 13/6070/2022

Iranian authorities have mobilized their machinery of repression to ruthlessly crackdown on nationwide protests in an attempt to thwart any challenge to their power. In this detailed analysis, Amnesty International documents the authorities’ plot to crush demonstrations by deploying the Revolutionary Guards, the Basij paramilitary force, the Law Enforcement Command of the Islamic Republic of Iran, riot police, and plainclothes security agents, and also shares evidence of the widespread use of lethal force and firearms by security forces who either intended to kill protesters or should have known with a reasonable degree of certainty that their use of firearms would result in deaths.

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