Iranian protesters clash in the streets following fuel price increase in the city of Isfahan, central Iran [File: EPA]

At least 208 people are believed to have been killed in Iran during a security crackdown on protests that came after a surprise petrol price increase, Amnesty International has said.

In a statement on Monday, the United Kingdom-based rights group said the “alarming” death toll was based “on credible reports” it had received, adding that the actual figure was likely to be higher.


Amnesty said there have been “dozens of deaths” in Shahriar city in Tehran province. It did not provide a location breakdown for the number of people killed in other parts of the country.

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