Iran General NewsIran unrest death sentences "distressing" - Clinton

Iran unrest death sentences “distressing” – Clinton

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ImageReuters: U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Thursday death sentences imposed by Iran over unrest after disputed elections in June were "distressing". ImageKABUL, Nov 19 (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Thursday death sentences imposed by Iran over unrest after disputed elections in June were "distressing".

"It is a very unfortunate, distressing development to see these sentences handed down in Iran, imposing the death penalty on people who participated in expressing their opposition to the government in demonstrating in the streets," Clinton told reporters in Kabul during a visit to Afghanistan.

(Reporting by Jonathon Burch; Writing by Peter Graff; Editing by Paul Tait)

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