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Iran to hold public trials for up to 2,000 detained protestors

Iran has announced that it will hold public trials for as many as 1,000 people detained during recent protests in Tehran alone – and more than a thousand others outside the capital.

The judiciary made the announcement as protests continued following the death of  22 year-old Kurdish Mahsa Amini. 

The latest signs of external support for the Iranian protests led by women and students came as sit-ins continued in universities and more than 500 civilian journalists put their names to an internal petition demanding that reporters who helped break the story of Mahsa Amini be released from detention.

Read more at the Guardian. 

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