Amnesty: 52 killed in Iran during protests sparked by woman’s death

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Fifty-two people have died in clashes with security forces during recent anti-government protests in Iran, according to human rights organization Amnesty International. Hundreds more were injured, Amnesty said on Friday. Iranian state media had previously reported more than 40 deaths, but the number of dead is widely thought to be higher. The government had also said that members of the security forces were killed. Iran is clamping down on nationwide protests in the wake of the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini, who was arrested for violating the country’s strict dress code for women. Mahsa Ami…

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