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Iran’s parliament asks for harsh penalty for protestors

Lawmakers in Iran call for severe punishments for "rioters" amid the country's unrest.
A picture obtained by AFP outside Iran on Sept. 21, 2022, shows Iranian demonstrators taking to the streets of Tehran.

During an open session of parliament on Nov. 6, 227 parliament members signed an open statement asking Iran’s judiciary to take “decisive” action against protestors.

The statement began by saying that enemies of Iran have tried for over 40 years to destroy the country through the arming of separatists, supporting Saddam Hussein, so-called crippling sanctions and supporting various protests, which the statement referred to as “seditions.” The statement continued that the United States has failed in its policies against Syria, Yemen and Iraq, and is now targeting Iran from the inside.

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