HC Deb 09 February 2004 vol 417 cc1157-8W
Michael Fabricant

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received on the number of(a) injuries and (b) deaths which occurred among the population of Shahr-e Babak in the southern province of Kerman in Iran in January as a result of police and military action; and if he will make a statement. [152924]

Mr. Rammell

Iran's official media have reported that four people were killed and 40 were injured on 24 January in clashes between law enforcement forces and striking workers at a copper factory in Shahr-e Babak. President Khatemi is reported to have ordered an investigation.

We are following the situation closely.

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