Iran’s Revolutionary Guards arrest seven individuals linked to U.Okay. over protestsYesterday
Iran’s Revolutionary Guards arrested seven individuals with hyperlinks to Britain on Sunday, together with some who held twin nationality, over anti-government protests which have rocked the nation, based on a press release printed by state media.
“Seven most important leaders of the current protests associated to the U.Okay. had been detained by intelligence companies of the IRGC (Revolutionary Guards) together with twin nationals who had been making an attempt to depart the nation,” the assertion learn.
The British international ministry stated it was looking for additional info from Iranian authorities on studies that British-Iranian twin nationals had been arrested in Iran.
The reported arrests observe unrest triggered by the Sept. 16 demise in detention of Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old Kurdish Iranian who was arrested for carrying “inappropriate apparel” below Iran’s strict Islamic costume code for ladies.
The protests, during which demonstrators from all walks of life have referred to as for the autumn of Iran’s ruling theocracy, has posed one of many greatest challenges to the Shi’ite Muslim-ruled Islamic Republic because the 1979 revolution.
The federal government has blamed the unrest on demonstrators bent on destruction of public property and says they’re skilled and armed by enemies together with the USA, Israel and Saudi Arabia.