TEHRAN, Iran — Iranian police have detained 109 people for “disturbing public order” during an opposition rally this week, the official IRNA news agency reported Saturday.
Azizollah Rajabzadeh, a security spokesman, said 62 of those detained have been handed over to judicial authorities for trial and the rest have been released after questioning.
“Police detained 109 people who disturbed public order on the sidelines of the rally,” he said. “62 of those arrested were handed over to judicial authorities and the rest were set free. Of 62 detained, 43 are men and 19 women.”
We can reasonably assume based on the regime’s past official statements, that the number of detained protestors is probably at least twice that number. In addition, the number of injured is in the hundreds, many of whom received gashes on their heads from baton strikes to the skull from the animals the regime calls Basij, which in many cases required stitches. More than any of the previous protests, our brave women appeared to be the favorite target of the Basij.
Filed under: 13 Aban, Ahmedinejad, Ayatollahs, iran election, Iran News, Karroubi, میرحسین موسوی خامنه Mousavi, ایران iran, 13 Aban, Ahmedinejad, Basij, iranian protests, IRGC, Karroubi, Revolutionary Guard, University protests, میرحسین موسوی خامنه Mousavi, خامنه ایKhamenei