Iran

Opposition leaders condemn government suppression


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Two leaders of the opposition, former prime minister Mir-Hossein Moussavi and former speaker of the parliament Mehdi Karroubi have condemned the suppression of protests which took place across Iran on Monday (14th February 2011).

The protests, the first since the aftermath of the 2009 presidential election, were held in Tehran and five other cities and led to two deaths and dozens of arrests.

Over 200 legislators have demanded the death sentence for the two leaders for their part in organising the protests.

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