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        8/12/2009, Av 22, 5769

      Iran: Demonstrators Chant "Death to the Dictator"


      Demonstrations against the Iranian regime continue weeks after the disputed elections in spite of heavy crackdowns by the government. On Wednesday, hundreds of demonstrators arrived at the Tehran Bazaar shouting "Death to the Dictator" and making victory signs. Police with clubs were sent in to forcefully disperse the demonstraters.

      Opposition leaders said recently that up to 70 demonstrators were killed by police in the weeks of protest folowing the contested elections and both government and non-government officials report that some arrested demonstrators were tortured and even raped.