Iranian state TV says that ‘rioters’ were shot in the protests last month

Iranian state television acknowledged that security forces killed “the rioters” in several cities during the city protests last month, which they have used to protest the violence that the authorities used to protest.

Standing in front of a young house: Children look at the ruins of a Bank in Tehran that was destroyed during a protest against the hike in fuel prices. © Reuters children look at the ruins of a Bank in Tehran that was destroyed in protest of the hike in fuel prices.

Amnesty International said the government’s response to the unrest in the country, which saw a surprise increase in petrol prices on November 14, resulted in the deaths of 208 protesters, almost certainly increasing and it will be in the midst of 40— protests. The most serious crackdown. History of the Year of the Islamic Republic.

Iranian television reported Tuesday that the victims included rioters who attacked sensitive or military centers with firearms or knives or who were hostage in some areas. The report said that passersby, security forces and peaceful protesters were also killed without blaming them for their deaths.

The government has previously admitted only a handful of deaths and refused to give official estimates of the total number of casualties, but in recent days, the country’s officials have been storming the city to order security forces to fire at protesters. He spoke publicly. Government buildings.

In most parts of the country, there is still an Internet blackout that has slowed the release of information about protests and subsequent crackdowns, but media and NGO reports have given a glimpse into the situation in recent days.

State TV reported that security forces in the south-central City of Siraj were confronted by rioters, with videos and interviews with activists showing public protests that were violent and several government officials were involved in the violence. The building was torched and 16 people were killed.

It also acknowledged the killings in Tehran and its city of Shahriar, where Amnesty said they had learned of “dozens” of recent deaths.

In another case, the report said that security forces encountered a separatist group in the city of Mahasa. It claims that armed rioters from oil-rich regions, mostly Arab communities, often complain of discrimination by the central government, fought for hours with security personnel.

Philip Luther, Amnesty’s Middle East Research and Advocacy Director, said the death toll so far is “more evidence that Iranian security forces carried out a terrible killing.” “Those responsible for this bloody claim must be held accountable for their actions,” he said.

Rights groups said they had collected information that showed that the families of the victims were warned not to speak to the media or to make a statement for their loved ones. Some families were forced to take the victims back to their bodies.

Authorities also went to the hospital to search for the injured or injured, the group said, adding that the suspected injuries were immediately detained.

The Iranian UN Mission in New York said amnesty searches are incomplete.

Iran’s fuel prices are among the cheapest in the world, but the price rise has been amid a sick economy and expensive living conditions, partly after The United States came out of a global deal to curb Iran by donald Trump. Nuclear ambition in exchange for economic relief.

Tehran followed the agreement, but Trump argued that the opportunities were too narrow and that the country needed to include missile development, militia sponsorship and measures against human rights violations.

Iranian officials say that the figure is controversial but that nearly 100,000 people have been arrested since the protests began.