Information on protests in Tehran on or about 4 April 1995 in which there was "extensive loss of life and injury," and on any subsequent detentions and/or trials [IRN22540.E]

Response to Information Request IRN22740.E of 18 January 1996, which is available in Regional Documentation Centres, provides information on the 4 April 1995 riots in a few southern suburbs of Tehran, including Islamshahr, as well as the arrest, injury and killing of participants. It also refers to press reports on the future trials of 50 arrestees.

This Response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the DIRB within time constraints. This Response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum.


Documentation, Information and Research Branch (DIRB), Immigration and Refugee Board, Ottawa. 18 January 1996. Response to Information Request IRN22740.E.