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4,000 arrested in post-election Iran protests

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Iran’s Judiciary spokesman Ali Reza Jamshidi says about 4,000 people were arrested during post-election protests in country.

“4,000 people were detained in relation with the recent incidents, but thanks to the round-the-clock efforts of judges, 3,700 of them were released soon,” the Mehr news agency quoted Jamshidi as saying.

He stressed that Iran’s Judiciary was closely following the post-election developments in the country to ensure the observation of detainees’ rights.

After Iran’s June 12 presidential elections, supporters of defeated opposition candidates dismissed official results that returned incumbent President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to office as ‘fraudulent’ and took to the streets in protest to press for a re-run.

A number of the detained protesters and other dissidents have appeared in televised mass trials in the past 2 weeks.

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