Iranian protesters stand around a vehicle set ablaze during clashes following fuel price increase in Tehran. Photo: EPA-EFE

Security forces have killed more than 100 protesters in Iran since fuel price rise, Amnesty International says

  • The rights watchdog said the security forces had received a ‘green light to crush’ the protests which broke out on Friday
Topic |   Middle East

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Iranian protesters stand around a vehicle set ablaze during clashes following fuel price increase in Tehran. Photo: EPA-EFE
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Iranian protesters block a highway following fuel price increase in Tehran, Iran, 16 November 2019. Photo: EPA-EFE

Iran shuts down internet access across the country as protests escalate over gas hikes

  • Connectivity in Iran was only 5 per cent of normal levels on Tuesday in a ‘near-total national internet shutdown’, according to NetBlocks.org
  • Iran is not the first country to use internet blackouts as a way to restrict communication among protesters
Topic |   Iran

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Iranian protesters block a highway following fuel price increase in Tehran, Iran, 16 November 2019. Photo: EPA-EFE
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