Mon, 10 Aug 2020

A total of 160 Iranian lawyers have called for an investigation into a deadly crackdown against protests that hit some 100 cities and towns last month.

The lawyers made the plea in an open letter to President Hassan Rohani that was published on the opposition news site Kalameh on December 9.

Calling for the accountability and transparency of the state, the letter said the perpetrators of the crackdown should be dismissed from their positions and punished.

Iranian authorities have yet to publish any definitive official death toll for the several days of unrest triggered by a sharp hike in gas prices.

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