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Iran cracks down on vigilantes

The Iranian authorities say they have arrested a number of vigilantes supporting the hardline clerical leadership, following an attack against a student dormitory. About 50 students are believed to have been wounded in Saturday’s dawn raid at Tehran university – which followed four nights of violence triggered by student protests. Students said dozens of armed Islamic vigilantes – who pledge allegiance to Ayatollah Khamenei – attacked students sleeping in their rooms. On Saturday, Tehran radio said a number of “rioters” had been arrested following Friday night’s disturbances, as well as people who had acted “arbitrarily”. The US has denounced action against the student-led protests and called on the Tehran government to protect demonstrators’ rights. Full Story

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