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90% of the arrested are young people under 25 and 35% of them are students.
At least 300 Dervish Gonabadi protesters arrested

At least 300 Dervish Gonabadi protesters arrested

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At least 300 Dervish Gonabadi protesters were arrested on February 19, after IRGC Basij and plainclothes agents with anti-riot vehicles attacked the protesters and used tear gas. Detained Gonabadi women are transferred to Tehran’s Evin Prison.

The state-run Tasnim news agency on February 20, cited the State Security Force spokesman confirming the arrest of the 300 protesters.

Amateur videos disseminated on social media shows a number of protesters severely injured by anti-riot units using pellet guns. Reports indicate many injured Dervish Gonabadi protesters have been arrested in hospitals by intelligence agents.

Dervish Gonabadi community members protested the detention of Nematollah Riahi a Nematollahi Gonabadi dervish who was arrested by security forces yesterday morning and demanded his unconditional release.

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