Iran confirms 20 died in post election riots
Twenty people died and more than 1,000 detained in the post election protests last month, Iran's police chief said Wednesday. "No policeman was killed in the Tehran riots but 20 rioters were killed," police chief Ahmadi Moghaddam was quoted as saying by the Fars news agency.
"Police arrested 1,032 people in the recent riots. Many have been released and the rest are being prosecuted in Tehran's public and revolutionary courts," he added.
Meanwhile, following the conclusion of a probe into the complaints into the 10th presidential elections in Iran, the Interior Ministry has ordered all election headquarters to end their activities. "Any activities by the election headquarters in provinces, cities and districts will no longer have a legal basis," warned the ministry, according to Press TV.