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Further protests against Iranian regime


“Mubarak, Ben Ali and now Ayatollah Khamenei” – the slogan of protesters in the Iranian city of Shiraz.
More amateur video footage of anti-government demonstrations has been posted on the internet. The protest is one of several held over the past few weeks, including in Tehran.
The regime has clamped down hard, with opposition activists arrested and reports of executions. Opposition groups say those killed are being described by the regime as drug traffickers.
Iranian doctors who have treated the injured say banned chemical gases have been used against protesters. 
An Iranian diplomat who recently quit the country’s consulate in the Italian city of Milan has also spoken out.
Ahmed Maleki said: “We’ve now come to the point of understanding that this regime will not allow any kind of reform and does not listen to anyone. Even the leading members of the religious establishment are excluded in every way from making their positions felt. It’s impossible to imagine that anything in the area of reform and change could come from within the system.”
Maleki is the nephew of the opposition figure Medhi Karoubi. Karoubi and another opposition leader, Mir Hussein Moussavi, have been placed under house arrest. The Iranian parliament has demanded a trial of what it calls “traitors.”
Some other amateur video footage shows that rallies of support for the two men have been held, with calls for their immediate release.
A demonstration has also been held outside the residence of the Iranian ambassador in Paris. euronews spoke to one of those who took part, who wanted to remain anonymous.
“We’re showing our support for the demonstrations against the regime and to support political prisoners,” she said. “We want to protest against the arrest of Moussavi and Karoubi.”

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