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Iran expands crackdown


At least 20 opposition figures have been arrested as Iran expands its crackdown on anti-government protestors.

Eight people were killed on Sunday, and there are now calls for the opposition leaders to be executed as ‘enemies of God’.

President Obama has condemned what he said was the “iron fist of brutality” used to quell the protests.

Exiled Iranians in France took to the street to ensure their voices were heard. One protester in Paris said: “There’s another message today, to this country and the European Union and the world: do not support this regime. Stop supporting this regime which is killing its own people in the streets – people who are not armed, who just want to live in liberty and democracy for the country.”

The United States and its allies are discussing whether to impose focused sanctions on Iran which hurt the leadership not the people.

A Pro-government protester said, “We have gathered here to demand that the Judiciary legally confront the main leaders of the rebellion: Mousavi, Karroubi, Khatami. Its these three people that are causing the rebellion in the country since the election. They must be punished.”

Many Iranians have also taken to the street to show their support for the government. The pro-government protesters chanted: execute the rebel makers! and urged the judiciary to take action.

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