Saturday, 6 January 2018

Ninety university students are among more than 1,000 people arrested, say reformist MPs in Iran



Ninety university students are among more than 1,000 people arrested since anti-government demonstrations began last month, say reformist MPs in Iran.

 
Mahmoud Sadeghi told the Iranian Students' News Agency that many of them were not involved in protests.


Another MP, Farid Mousavi, said it was a preventative measure and they would be released soon.


At least 21 people have been killed in the protests, which erupted across the country over the state of the economy.


The head of Iran's Revolutionary Guards on Wednesday declared the defeat of what he described as "sedition" in the country.




BBC       News.