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Pouya Bakhtiari died 40 days ago Thursday, shot in the head, his family says, during the anti-government demonstrations that briefly swept through Iran in mid-N

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Pouya Bakhtiari died 40 days ago Thursday, shot in the head, his family says, during the anti-government demonstrations that briefly swept through Iran in mid-November. This week, his family wanted to honor the 26-year-old in accordance with Shiite tradition, marking the 40th day of mourning with a commemoration.

 

uthorities have not specified the number of people killed during the November demonstrations, the broadest since the 1979 revolution that ushered in Iran's theocratic government. Amnesty International has documented at least 305 deaths, and the London-based human rights group said the actual death toll is probably much higher. Three Iranian Interior Ministry officials told Reuters that about 1,500 people were killed, which another Iranian official dismissed as "fake news." In early December, authorities admitted to using lethal force but said it was only against "rioters."

That seemingly simple tribute led to the arrest of Bakhtiari family members, according to Iranian media and human rights groups. On Thursday, Iran limited Internet and phone services in some major cities and put security forces on high alert for protests - or even unsanctioned acts of honoring the dead.

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Authorities have not specified the number of people killed during the November demonstrations, the broadest since the 1979 revolution that ushered in Iran's theocratic government. Amnesty International has documented at least 305 deaths, and the London-based human rights group said the actual death toll is probably much higher. Three Iranian Interior Ministry officials told Reuters that about 1,500 people were killed, which another Iranian official dismissed as "fake news." In early December, authorities admitted to using lethal force but said it was only against "rioters."

Pouya Bakhtiari died 40 days ago Thursday, shot in the head, his family says, during the anti-government demonstrations that briefly swept through Iran in mid-November. This week, his family wanted to honor the 26-year-old in accordance with Shiite tradition, marking the 40th day of mourning with a commemoration.

That seemingly simple tribute led to the arrest of Bakhtiari family members, according to Iranian media and human rights groups. On Thursday, Iran limited Internet and phone services in some major cities and put security forces on high alert for protests - or even unsanctioned acts of honoring the dead.

Authorities have not specified the number of people killed during the November demonstrations, the broadest since the 1979 revolution that ushered in Iran's theocratic government. Amnesty International has documented at least 305 deaths, and the London-based human rights group said the actual death toll is probably much higher. Three Iranian Interior Ministry officials told Reuters that about 1,500 people were killed, which another Iranian official dismissed as "fake news." In early December, authorities admitted to using lethal force but said it was only against "rioters."

Pouya Bakhtiari died 40 days ago Thursday, shot in the head, his family says, during the anti-government demonstrations that briefly swept through Iran in mid-November. This week, his family wanted to honor the 26-year-old in accordance with Shiite tradition, marking the 40th day of mourning with a commemoration.

That seemingly simple tribute led to the arrest of Bakhtiari family members, according to Iranian media and human rights groups. On Thursday, Iran limited Internet and phone services in some major cities and put security forces on high alert for protests - or even unsanctioned acts of honoring the dead.

Authorities have not specified the number of people killed during the November demonstrations, the broadest since the 1979 revolution that ushered in Iran's theocratic government. Amnesty International has documented at least 305 deaths, and the London-based human rights group said the actual death toll is probably much higher. Three Iranian Interior Ministry officials told Reuters that about 1,500 people were killed, which another Iranian official dismissed as "fake news." In early December, authorities admitted to using lethal force but said it was only against "rioters."

Pouya Bakhtiari died 40 days ago Thursday, shot in the head, his family says, during the anti-government demonstrations that briefly swept through Iran in mid-November. This week, his family wanted to honor the 26-year-old in accordance with Shiite tradition, marking the 40th day of mourning with a commemoration.

That seemingly simple tribute led to the arrest of Bakhtiari family members, according to Iranian media and human rights groups. On Thursday, Iran limited Internet and phone services in some major cities and put security forces on high alert for protests - or even unsanctioned acts of honoring the dead.

Authorities have not specified the number of people killed during the November demonstrations, the broadest since the 1979 revolution that ushered in Iran's theocratic government. Amnesty International has documented at least 305 deaths, and the London-based human rights group said the actual death toll is probably much higher. Three Iranian Interior Ministry officials told Reuters that about 1,500 people were killed, which another Iranian official dismissed as "fake news." In early December, authorities admitted to using lethal force but said it was only against "rioters."

Pouya Bakhtiari died 40 days ago Thursday, shot in the head, his family says, during the anti-government demonstrations that briefly swept through Iran in mid-November. This week, his family wanted to honor the 26-year-old in accordance with Shiite tradition, marking the 40th day of mourning with a commemoration.

That seemingly simple tribute led to the arrest of Bakhtiari family members, according to Iranian media and human rights groups. On Thursday, Iran limited Internet and phone services in some major cities and put security forces on high alert for protests - or even unsanctioned acts of honoring the dead.

Authorities have not specified the number of people killed during the November demonstrations, the broadest since the 1979 revolution that ushered in Iran's theocratic government. Amnesty International has documented at least 305 deaths, and the London-based human rights group said the actual death toll is probably much higher. Three Iranian Interior Ministry officials told Reuters that about 1,500 people were killed, which another Iranian official dismissed as "fake news." In early December, authorities admitted to using lethal force but said it was only against "rioters."

 

 

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