Iran Anti-Government Demonstration Over 300 Deaths International Human Rights Organization Announced December 16 18:30
Following a massive anti-government demonstration last month in Iran, the Middle East, an international human rights group issued a report stating that more than 300 people were killed in clashes with security forces. Iran's President Rouhani continues to make adjustments to visit Japan in the near future, but the international community is getting harsh.
Amnesty International, the international human rights organization, released a new report on a major anti-government demonstration last month in Iran on the 16th.
According to it, at least 304 people were killed and thousands were injured in the four days from last month due to clashes between security forces and demonstrators.
The human rights organization explained that it was confirmed that the security forces fired guns at the demonstration participants who did not have weapons, as a result of analyzing local footage.
He also accuses thousands of journalists and human rights activists of being detained by the authorities, saying, "I am trying to prevent the cruel repression from being exposed."
In the last month's demonstration, a US State Department official said that "a series of protests may have killed more than 1000 people."
On the other hand, the Iranian government says that the number of deaths announced by human rights organizations is unfounded, but has not released detailed information.
Iran's President Rouhani is making adjustments to visit Japan and talk with Prime Minister Abe in the near future, but the international community has been scrutinizing the response to the demonstration.