Amnesty Says at Least 208 People Killed in Iran Protests

Remnants of an Iranian gas station after it was attacked last month

Remnants of an Iranian gas station after it was attacked last month

Leaders of a group planning unrest at universities in Tehran this weekend have been arrested, Iranian authorities said on Tuesday, adding that numerous 2,021 people detained in the area around the capital in unrest last month were released.

"Not just small numbers which are bad, big numbers which are really bad, and really big numbers ..." "It's something pretty unprecedented event in the history of the human rights violations in" Iran. After a monthly 60-liter quota, it costs 30,000 rials a liter.

A statement from Amnesty on Monday said there have been "dozens of deaths" in Shahriar, a suburb of the capital, Tehran.

If helping the Iranian people is a key objective, lifting the travel ban would be one of the most important steps this administration could take - for both humanitarian and interest-based reasons.

There are no statistics from the regime about the latest demonstrations but Amnesty International estimates more than 200 people have been killed by the government in a very short period of time.

Ms Mills said there was a "general environment of fear inside of Iran at the moment". Iran's mission to the United Nations disputed Amnesty's findings early Tuesday, though it offered no evidence to support its claim.

Cheap gasoline is widely expected by consumers in Iran, home to the world's fourth-largest crude oil reserves. That's almost 90 cents a gallon.

Stating that meeting with Omani officials is always a great opportunity to develop friendly relations, he said, "Iran attaches great importance to the development of relations and cooperation with its neighbors, particularly Oman". An average gallon of regular gas in the USA costs $2.58 by comparison, according to AAA. One Iranian lawmaker said he thought that over 7,000 people had been arrested, although Iran's top prosecutor disputed the figure without offering his own. That disparity, especially given its oil wealth, fueled the anger felt by demonstrators.

Iran's United Nations mission in NY called Amnesty's findings "unsubstantiated", without elaborating.

The unrest, which began on November 15 after the government abruptly raised fuel prices by as much as 300%, rapidly spread to over 100 cities and towns and turned political with young and working-class protesters demanding clerical leaders step down. The cost of daily staples also has risen. "We do support them totally", Trump explained.

He said that Iranian authorities are unwilling to carry out "independent, impartial and effective investigations" about the acts against protesters.

President Rouhani stressed the importance of expanding business relations, enhancing communication between the two countries' businessmen, trying to accelerate the implementation of mutual agreements and facilitating banking relations between the two countries, highlighting, "Oman could serve as a hub for Iranian trade in the region".

"I think it's a awful thing and I think the world has to be watching", Trump said.

He said, "We believe that we should work together to solve the region's problems", adding, "The policies of the Saudi government in Syria, Iraq and Lebanon have made no progress to them, and we hope that the Saudi authorities will change their policy".

Iran has accused the United States and its regional allies of fomenting the unrest, which Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei described as the work of a "very risky conspiracy".

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