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Thousands in Iran demand opposition leaders execution

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Thousands in Iran demand opposition leaders execution


Thousands of pro-government supporters in Iran have taken to the streets to call for the hanging of two opposition leaders.

Angry protesters demanded the arrest and execution of Mirhossein Mousavi and Mehdi Karoubi after an anti-government rally on Monday.

Despite those demands, the head of Iran’s guardian council said their was no need to sentence them to death as their influence was already dead.

Nevertheless, the protesters appear to have got some of what they want, with former presidential candidate Mousavi already under house arrest, according to his website.

The opposition protests on Monday, the first in more than a year, saw at least two people killed in clashes.

Meanwhile, Egypt confirmed on Friday that it had received a request from Tehran to allow two Iranian naval vessels to pass through the Suez Canal, a move Israel described as provocative.

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