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To: DoctorZIn
Violent clashes results in several deaths and tens of injured in Kerman province
SMCCDI (Information Service)
Jan 24, 2004


The today's deadly clashes, in the Babak City of Kerman province, have resulted, so far, in at least 8 deaths and tens of injured among protesters who were attacked by the Elite troops of the Pasdaran Corp. Tens of other residents have been reported as arrested and transferred to Kerman city.

The local authorities unable to persuade the residents to end their peaceful rally had called on the nearby stationed Elite Forces in order to break the protest. These special sections are mainly composed by hardcore Iranian militiamen and hundreds of foreign Islamist mercenaries defending the Clerical regime.

Bullets, Clubs, Chains and Tear gas were used to break the popular gathering which happened, in the Khatoon Abad district, in order to protest against the raising unemployment and the degrading economic conditions of the residents.

Reports from the extreme brutality used against the protesters and women and kids who tried to make of themselves as shield to their husbands and brothers are of the most shocking and mark the degree of the regime's fear of any gathering even peaceful.

Reacting to this brutal repression, the residents continued showing their rejection of the regime by attacking governmental centers, buildings and military vehicles and shouting, later in the evening, slogans from roofs against the regime and its leaders.

The situation in the city have been reported as very tense and all accesses to the area have been placed under military control.

http://www.daneshjoo.org/generalnews/article/publish/article_4731.shtml
13 posted on 01/24/2004 10:24:36 AM PST by freedom44
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To: freedom44
"The local authorities unable to persuade the residents to end their peaceful rally had called on the nearby stationed Elite Forces in order to break the protest. These special sections are mainly composed by hardcore Iranian militiamen and hundreds of foreign Islamist mercenaries defending the Clerical regime."

No wonder it got so violent.
33 posted on 01/24/2004 7:19:15 PM PST by nuconvert ( It's a naive domestic Burgundy without any breeding, ..I think you'll be amused by its presumption)
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