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French open suicide investigation after Iranian found dead in river

Mohammad Moradi posted video online saying he would kill himself to highlight Iran’s crackdown on protests

French authorities are investigating as suicide the drowning of an Iranian man in the south-eastern city of Lyon who had said on social media he was going to kill himself to draw attention to the protest crackdown in Iran.

Mohammad Moradi, 38, was found in the River Rhône that flows through the centre of Lyon late on Monday, a police source told AFP.

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