Exiled Iranians in Berlin demand human rights in their homeland

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Hundreds of exiled Iranians took to the streets of Berlin on Saturday to demand respect for human rights in their homeland. They called on Germany and the European Union to adopt a firm policy towards the Iranian regime. Among other things, they called for the abolition of the death penalty and the release of political prisoners. Some demonstrators had symbolically placed ropes around their necks on replica gallows near the Brandburg Gate. Many were carrying flags and balloons in the national colours. There was open criticism of Iran’s nuclear policy, among other things. As of the afternoon, t…

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