The Iranian Revolutionary Guard arrested this Sunday seven members of a network linked to the United Kingdom and involved in protests against the regime, some of them with dual nationality.
The Sarollah barracks of the Guardians of the province of Kermanexplained in a statement that the “elements of the United Kingdom” formed and directly directed the aforementioned network called “Zagros” that they had formed through the counterrevolutionaries and with the objective of directing and guiding “subversive plot”especially during the recent riots.
“Seven of its main elements and leaders who were inside the country and participated in the planning, orientation, production of content and field actions in the recent unrest”, indicated the statement published by the official Iranian news agency IRNA.
The statement underlines that “among the elements arrested, there were some with double nationality who were trying to escape the country, but before any action, they were captured and transferred to prison”.
The note also adds that the Guardians of the Revolution they are identifying and going after other internal and external elements of this network.
Protests in Iran began in mid-September after the death in police custody of a 22-year-old Kurdish woman who had been arrested for wearing the wrong islamic veil.
The Islamic Republic of Iran accuses “enemies” of instigating the protests, including US, UK and Saudi Arabia.
In the more than three months of protests, more than 400 people have died and at least 2,000 have been accused of various crimes for their participation in the mobilizations, of which 2 have been executed this December.
At least 43 peopleincluding the footballer Amir Nasr-Azadaniface imminent execution in Iranafter being sentenced to death by the protests that have taken place in the country in recent weeks, reported the chain CNN.
To reach this conclusion, the US media ensures that it has verified documents, videos, testimonies and statements from Iranian citizens, in addition to data obtained by the activist group 1500Tasvir.
Iranian authorities have already executed at least two people in connection with the protests, one of which was publicly hanged.
Witness testimony and official documents reviewed by CNN Y 1500Tasvir show evidence that it is being carried out rushed court proceedings against detainees for participating in the protests and charged with charges that could lead to the death penaltysentences often handed down in a single session.
The chain points out that the plaza shahid alikhaniin the historic Iranian city of Isfahanhas become a pilgrimage site for supporters of prominent footballer Nasr-Azadani as they fear the young man could be executed there, where an execution platform has been set up.
Nasr-Azadani, who has publicly defended the rights and freedoms of women in Iran, he is accused of participating in the murder of three security officers, including two volunteer members of the Basij militia, during the protests in Isfahan on November 16, according to the Iranian state agency IRNA.
According to state media, the city’s chief justice, Asadullah Jafarisaid Nasr-Azadani had been charged with leading riots against the authorities and, under Iran’s penal code, the sentence can carry the death penalty.
The CNN further indicates that in their investigations they have found data indicating that the prisoners of the Persian regime have been subjected to torture and sexual assault.
(With information from EFE)
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