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Iranian Kurdistan Protest Death Toll Raises to 26 Killed

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At least 26 Kurdish protesters in Iran have been killed since Friday when massive demonstrations began across the country in reaction to government’s petrol price increase.

According to Hengaw Organization for Human Rights, a total of 147 Kurdish protesters were injured in clashes with security forces.

Iranian Ministry of communication said access to internet was limited as part of government’s policy to bring the growing protests under control.

Monitoring groups, which are mostly based outside Iran, believe that the casualty figures could be higher than the above records, but there is very limited communication line for the protesters or activists to share reports.

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