Rouhani’s support for temporary restrictions was something of a reversal. (Iranian Presidency Office via AP)
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Iranian officials said Sunday that hundreds of people detained in recent weeks during anti-government protests have been released and acknowledged that at least 25 people were killed during the unrest. The demonstrations that erupted in a number of towns and cities were the largest seen in Iran since the disputed 2009 presidential election, but authorities say the unrest has waned in recent days, and the security forces insist they have restored order.Iran lifted restrictions imposed on the country's most popular social media app Telegram.Telegram, which counts some 25 million users in Iran, was blocked on cellphones over the five days of unrest that hit dozens of cities over the new year.Rouhani said during the unrest that the restrictions were necessary, but should not be "indefinite".
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