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Amnesty: Iran Internet Shutdown
November 2020
iran-shutdown.amnesty.org

In November 2019, security forces in Iran killed at least 304 men, women and children during five days of protests which swept across the country. As the protests intensified the Iranian authorities ordered internet service providers to shut down the internet. Most of the killings took place on 16 November, the day the internet was shut down.

For Amnesty’s report on the anniversary of the shutdown, we developed a series of visualisations in English and Farsi.



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Shutdown deaths
Most deaths took place on 16 November, the day Iranian authorities shut down the internet. Source: Amnesty International/IODA
protest Map
Videos from social media and messaging apps show extensive state violence against protesters. Sources: IODA/Amnesty International/ACLED
Both visualisations were designed with English and Farsi versions.