Iran: September 1, 2001


Over the past few days, thousands of people rioted in the northeastern city of Sabzevar. What sparked the unrest was the government's decision not to name Sabzevar as a provincial capital. But with over a dozen dead and over a thousand arrested, the unrest seems to have fed on the growing anger towards Islamic conservatives who control the police and courts.




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