Posted by: bahareiran | February 17, 2011

Amnesty International condemns suppression of protests in Iran

16 February – The prominent human rights group Amnesty International has condemned the Iranian regime’s suppression of protests on Monday.

In a statement published on its website, Amnesty International said it condemned the Iranian regime for breaking up protests in Tehran and other cities.

“Iranians have a right to gather to peacefully,” it said.

The regime as “no excuse to ban and disperse protests by those who choose to exercise that right,” said Hassiba Hadj-Sahraoui, Amnesty International’s Deputy Director for the Middle East and North Africa.

“This crackdown is the latest in a series of moves by the authorities aimed at blocking the work of activists and stifling dissent.”

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