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Iran's Raisi meets families of forces killed in protests

President Raisi meeting families of security personnel killed during the mass protests
— Tehran (AFP)

Iran's President Ebrahim Raisi has met with families of security personnel killed during mass protests sparked by the death in custody of Mahsa Amini last year, state media reported Saturday.

Raisi has been holding the meetings since Thursday during a visit to the northeastern city of Mashhad, ahead of Saturday's first anniversary of Amini's death.

Iran was gripped by nationwide demonstrations following Amini's death days after her arrest by Tehran's morality police for an alleged breach of the Islamic republic's strict dress code for women.

Hundreds of people were killed, including dozens of security force members, during the months-long protests, and thousands more were arrested.

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