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Iran - November 2022

Iran’s government ramped up violent crackdown as protests continued into third month

The wave of nationwide unrest sparked by the dead of Mahsa Amini in September continued for the third month. Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, ordered a stronger crackdown on protests. Enhanced efforts to silence demonstrations by Iran’s security forces followed this month with an increased presence across various regions, sustained violent clampdowns and intensified arrests. It was also revealed in November that the regime’s security forces have employed rape and sexual assault to suppress protesters.

Nearly 14,000 Iranians have been arrested, including children. Human rights organizations estimate that more than 400 people have been killed. Iran's judiciary has further sentenced five protesters to death and stated more than 2,000 people who were arrested during the unrest will face trial.

Sources: Arab News, CNN, Middle East Monitor, Reuters

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