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Iran: Allow Peaceful Protests Over Lake’s Destruction

Iranian authorities should allow peaceful protests against government policies that may be accelerating the drying up of Lake Urmia in Western Azerbaijan province. The authorities should immediately release people arrested for exercising their right to assemble or speak out against the government. Family members and other witnesses told Human Rights Watch that several hundred protesters and activists have been arrested since late August 2011. (New York) – Iranian authorities should allow peaceful protests against government policies that may be accelerating the drying up of Lake Urmia in…

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