Amnesty: At Least 106 Killed in Iran Protests – Jon Gambrell
Amnesty International said Tuesday it believes at least 106 people have been killed during protests in Iran. It “believes that the real death toll may be much higher, with some reports suggesting as many as 200 have been killed.” The protests began Friday and quickly spread across at least 100 cities and towns in Iran. (AP-ABC News)
The most important regional development in recent days isn’t happening in Israel or Syria, but in Iran, where the impression is that the protests against the government are spreading.
Iranian-American journalist Farnaz Fassihi, who writes for the New York Times, tweeted on Monday:
“I’ve covered Iran for 25+ years. Never seen protests this brazen, this angry, this widespread. This is serious. That’s why there is a total Internet blackout. Regime is scared.”