Over 100 killed in Iran protests

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Newest on protests in Iran (all instances native):

8:15 p.m.

Amnesty Worldwide, citing “credible studies,” says it believes not less than 106 folks have been killed throughout protests in Iran over government-set gasoline costs rising.

Amnesty made the allegation in a report launched Tuesday.

Iran’s authorities, which has not made nationwide numbers out there for the toll of the unrest that started Sunday, didn’t instantly reply to the report.

Amnesty added that it “believes that the actual demise toll could also be a lot larger, with some studies suggesting as many as 200 have been killed.”

Iran since has shut down the web and deployed police and anti-riot forces to quell the unrest. Demonstrations are believed to nonetheless be occurring within the nation.

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1:35 p.m.

A tough-line newspaper in Iran is suggesting that those that led violent protests can be executed by hanging because the unrest continues.

An article printed Tuesday within the Keyhan newspaper made the declare, although Iranian authorities nonetheless haven’t supplied an in depth accounting of the toll of the demonstrations that started Friday over government-set gasoline costs rising.

The newspaper stated: “Some studies say that judiciary considers execution by hanging for the riot leaders a particular punishment.”

It didn’t elaborate.

The protests gave the impression to be ongoing on Tuesday in some areas of the nation, although the streets of Tehran appeared largely calm.

It stays troublesome to know the dimensions of the demonstrations. Iran shut down the web Saturday, stopping protesters from sharing data and their movies on-line.

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