Condemnations on the ongoing crackdown on demonstrations and internet shutdowns in Baluchistan, Iran

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Iranian opposition parties have condemned the ongoing suppression of demonstrators by the Iranian regime’s in several cities in the Balochistan region, southeastern Iran, while the opposition parties, following the shooting of the Baluch fuel transporters by the Iranian army, called to hold the latter accountable for shutting down the Internet in the region. A member of the Iranian opposition Democratic Party, Soran Nuri, stated that Iranian authorities tried to use the internet blockage as a weapon to cover up gross human rights abuses and possible international crimes such as extrajudicial killing. Pointing out that the Iranian regime fears the spread of demonstrators in the region, especially given the worsening living and economic conditions for thousands of people of the region.

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