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Iran human rights group puts Sunday-Monday toll at 32

NIACINsight, the blog of the National American Iranian Council, included this translation from The Association of Human Rights Activists in Iran:

The Association of Human Rights Activists in Iran can confirm thedeaths of 32 Iranian citizens connected to the events of June 14 andJune 15, based on its own fieldwork and despite numerous other reports.

Most of these citizens lost their lives in the attack on TehranUniversity dormitories on June 14 and the opening of fire by theparamilitary Basij forces on June 15. The violence started afterIranian citizens protested against the results of the tenthpresidential elections, and the interference of security andparamilitary forces connected to the government.

In a statement, the public relations office of The Office toConsolidate Unity [Iran’s biggest student organization] yesterdayreported the killing of at least seven students during the attack ondormitories of Tehran University and other universities around thecountry (Amnesty International said on June 15 there had been fivedeaths).

According to numerous and confirmed reports, the morgue at the RasulAkram Hospital in Tehran has also stored eight people, who lost theirlives during the shooting at defenseless people on Monday June 15.

In addition, Azerbaijani human rights activists have reported thekilling of two citizens of Orumiyeh during fights in that city onJune 15.

Finally, sources among the doctors at Erfan Hospital (which containsICU, CCU, NICU and 14 emergency operation rooms) in Western Tehranreported that 15 people were dead in the hospital, all connected tothe shooting on June 15.

Reports of civilian deaths across the country received by theAssociation are very high. However, it is impossible to confirm thesebecause of the highly militarized atmosphere and widespread arrests,so the Association can only vouch for the deaths detailed above butwill continue the process of documentation and reporting.

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Here's the statement in Farsi.

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