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Iran Opposition Plans New Protest Sunday

Source: RFE/RL

Iran's opposition has invited Iranians to attend a protest rally in Tehran and other cities on February 20 to mark a week since the deaths of two people in earlier demonstrations.

Sane Zhaleh and Mohammad Mokhtari were killed during Feb 14 protests in Tehran

An opposition website said the demonstrations would be a "fight against religious dictatorship" in Iran.

Interior Minister Mostafa Mohammad Najjar warned of a crackdown if opposition supporters stage the planned protests, saying: "We will confront them as per the law."

Members of parliament and clerics have called for the execution of opposition leaders Mir Hossein Musavi and Mehdi Karrubi, who are already under house arrest, for organizing the February 14 rallies.

compiled from agency reports

Copyright (c) 2011 RFE/RL, Inc. Reprinted with the permission of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, 1201 Connecticut Ave., N.W. Washington DC 20036.

Dramatic footage of protests in Tehran on Feb 14

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