Monday, February 5, 2018

Iran Human Rights Monitor, Monthly Report – January 2018

Detainees of Iran Protests
Iran Human Rights Monitor, monthly report
January 2018
Introduction
The most noticeable development in January was the regime’s crackdown on Iran protests which started from Mashhad, the second largest city of Iran in the North East. The people took to the streets protesting against skyrocketing prices while the general public’s purchasing power is next to nothing.
Iran Human Rights Monitor published a special report on violations of the rights of Iran protesters. This bulletin just supplements it.
In addition to the arrest of more than 8,000 people and the killing of at least 50 during the nationwide protests, other systematic violations of human rights continued in January.
This bulletin makes brief references to rights abuses including the amputation of a thief’s hand, 13 executions, crackdown on minorities particularly Dervishes, continuing arbitrary arrests and ill-treatment of political prisoners.

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