Iran protests: Authorities charge 1,000 people over Tehran unrest

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About 1,000 people in Tehran have been charged in connection with the anti-government protests that have engulfed Iran, the city’s chief prosecutor says. Suspects accused of “acts of sabotage”, including murdering security guards and arson, face open mass trials this week. Authorities have not said how many have been arrested nationwide, but rights activists have put the total at 14,000. The announcement came as two teenage protesters allegedly killed by security forces were buried in north-east Iran. Kumar Daroftateh, 16, was shot at close range at a demonstration in the city of Piranshahr and died in hospital on Sunday night, according to Kurdish human rights group Hengaw. At his funeral on Monday, mourners shouted slogans against the government.(BBC)…[+]