Khamenei says Iran unrest victims to be compensated | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, December 06, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:39 AM, December 06, 2019

Khamenei says Iran unrest victims to be compensated

Iran’s supreme leader has agreed that people killed in nationwide unrest last month who had no role in fomenting it should be treated as “martyrs” with their families compensated. Demonstrations erupted in Iran on November 15 against a surprise hike in petrol prices by as much as 200 percent. Iran has yet to give overall figures for the number of people killed or arrested when security forces moved in to quell the unrest that saw buildings torched and shops looted. Amnesty International said on Monday that at least 208 people had died. Tehran has dismissed the high death tolls. Iran has blamed the violence on “thugs” backed by its foes the United States, Israel and Saudi Arabia.

 

 

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