"Iran's noble nation knows well that such hypocritical statements are completely void of honest sympathy", Mousavi responded on Sunday, according to state-run news agency IRNA.
However, the decision was met with widespread anger in a country where the economy is already reeling as a result of United States sanctions reinstated a year ago when President Donald Trump abandoned a nuclear deal with Iran.
Over the weekend, protests have rocked Iran after a steep hike in fuel prices ignited public anger. At least 100 banks and 57 shops had been set on fire, and about 1,000 people had been arrested, it added.
Video footage and eyewitness testimony reveal a harrowing pattern of unlawful killings by the Iranian security forces, who have used excessive force to crush largely peaceful protests in more than 100 cities since the fuel price protests began at the end of last week.
At least one person was killed and others injured during the demonstrations that started across the country on Friday night, Iranian media said.
The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights is "especially alarmed that the use of live ammunition has allegedly caused a significant number of deaths across the country", spokesman Rupert Colville told reporters in Geneva on November 19, calling the extent of casualties "clearly very serious".
On Monday, NetBlocks, which monitors internet access, said a "near-total internet shutdown" implemented by the Iranian authorities was still in place. Several described taking part in peaceful protests later hijacked by violent masked demonstrators.
Dozens have been arrested after demonstrations that saw motorists block highways and attacks on property across the Islamic republic.
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The outage has stemmed the flow of videos shared on social media of demonstrations or associated acts of violence.
Assessing the death toll from the security forces' crackdown has been made hard given reporting restrictions and authorities shutting down of the internet.
It has received the public support of Iran's supreme leader Ali Khamenei.
Supreme Leader Khamenei has blamed forces aligned with the family of Iran's ex-monarch Mohammed Reza Pahlavi and the militant group Mujahedeen-e-Khalq for the protests.
The protests represent a political risk for Rouhani ahead of February parliamentary elections as the government struggles to keep the country's economy afloat amid the U.S. sanctions.
Iran, which has the fourth-largest crude-oil reserves in the world, still has some of the lowest fuel prices, which are supported by government subsidies.
As so many other popular protests across the world have illustrated all too clearly in recent weeks and months, simply responding with harsh words and an iron fist raises a significant risk not only of violating global norms and standards but also of seriously aggravating the situation to everyone's disadvantage, including the Government's. Three were stabbed to death near Tehran, the semi-official ISNA news agency reported on Monday.
Amnesty said it gathered its figures from interviewing journalists and human rights activists, then cross-checked the information.