Iranian authorities say eight protesters killed in Sunday clashes

Published December 28th, 2009 - 07:56 GMT

Iranian state television reported on Monday that eight people died in anti-government protests, citing information from the Islamic Republic's Supreme National Security Council. State media had earlier said five people were killed during the clashes between protesters and police forces in Tehran on Sunday.


"Supreme National Security Council: 8 killed in Iran anti-government protests," Press TV said.


Meanwhile, prominent opposition figure Ebrahim Yazdi, who served as foreign minister at the start of the 1979 Islamic revolution, has been deatined at his home, the Rahesabz website reported on Monday. Yazdi, secretary general of the outlawed Iran Freedom Movement, "was arrested at home and taken to an unknown place early Monday morning by security agents," the website said.


"He was summoned to an intelligence ministry office (last) Monday but did not go," it added.

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