UN Reports 14,000 Protestors Arrested in Iran

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The United Nations released a statement that approximately 14,000 protestors were arrested in a span of six weeks amidst ongoing protests in Iran.  Javaid Rehman, special rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran commented that the Iranian government will be holding public trials for 1,000 arrested protestors, adding that some sentences involve the death penalty.  Roham Alvandi, an associate professor of History at the London School of Economics said, “This is an uprising demanding the end of the Islamic Republic. And that is something completely different to what we’ve seen before.”